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World Wildlife Day: The Future of Our Wild Heritage is in our Hands

World Wildlife Day: Building the Ark for the Future of Our Wild Heritage

The future of wildlife is in our hands – The UN named March 3 as World Wildlife Day at its 68th General Assembly on December 20, 2013. The designation aimed to coincide with adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) on March 3, 1973. CITES is an international agreement regulating the commercial trade in wild plant…

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The Black Rhino faces an uncertain future as one of the species critically endangered in the sixth great mass extinction

People Powered Mass Extinction

The world is losing its wildlife at a rate not seen in 65 million years. We are in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals in the past half-billion years. What makes this extinction crisis unique is that it is man-made. Through a combination of climate change, habitat loss/degradation, poaching and the introduction of exotic species,…

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Climate change and planet earth

Infographic: Climate Change, Humanity, and Planet Earth

This infographic from Learn Stuff spells out some of the most compelling evidence that climate change is now occurring. While I don’t think climate change is “destroying the Earth” as the title of the infographic says, I do think it is changing the Earth as we know it, and in the process altering ecosystem change and collapse, extinction and altered habitats for…

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Eden Lost

Can humanity get past the “bottleneck” of history and grow beyond specie adolescence? An essay on risking losing Eden a second, and final, time.

Salazar’s Recent Decision: Are Polar Bear Populations Bound for Inevitable Decline?

With the decision from Interior Secratary Ken Salazar not to reverse his predecessors decision concerning full protection of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, the stage is set for the possible rapid decline and eventual extinction of the “King of the Arctic” by mid-century.