Biodiversity Loss
 
  • The RATE OF BIODIVERSIY LOSS is an astounding 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than a natural background extinction rate.
    “The current rate of species extinction far exceeds anything in the fossil record.”
    (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (Biological Science))
    Ecosystems may be headed towards permanent damage as countries fail to achieve goals to protect animal and plant life. (UNEP, 2010)
  • Up to 270 unique species are now being lost every day.
  • The Earth is said by some experts to be undergoing her “sixth great extinction event” due to climate change as well as other mostly human‐caused factors.
  • As global average temperature increase exceeds about 3.5 degrees Celsius, there may be extinctions of up to 70% of species around the globe. (IPCC) 
New 2010 reports on species affected:  
  • Antarctic penguin populations declined more than 80% since 1975 due to loss of sea ice.
  • Arctic caribou are in steep decline due to climate change-caused starvation as early thaws and freezing over events make plant food inaccessible.
  • Similar to 2007 and 2009, in September 2010, tens of thousands of walruses came ashore in an unusual behavior, due to lack of sea ice where they normally rest.
  • Migratory birds dying because of ill-timed travel that leaves them without adequate food supplies when they arrive at destinations and/or places like wetlands drying that no longer provide habitat.


 Reference
Senaste nytt
Peru takes steps to preserve her biodiversity - 17 Jun 2011
Biodiversity in Danger: The Cause and Solution Play
UK's farmland birds decline by more than half. - 15 Feb 2011
Climate change effects in Turkey jeopardize local bird populations. - 2 Feb 2011
Aspen tree die-off linked to disease also deadly to humans. - 31 Jan 2011
Key species and habitats jeopardized by climate change. - 22 Jan 2011
Endangered gorilla populations on the rise. - 14 Jan 2011
Unique South African penguin faces perilous future. - 11 Jan 2011
Royal Botanic Gardens names top ten discoveries of 2010. - 26 Dec 2010
Conservation efforts pay off for Mexican village. - 1 Dec 2010
Mexican school children return turtles to the sea. - 30 Nov 2010
Global fish populations closer to collapse than previously thought. - 29 Nov 2010
Conservation summit champions the legendary tiger. - 23 Nov 2010
Entire whale pod perishes after beaching. - 14 Nov 2010
UK designates world’s largest marine reserve. - 2 Nov 2010
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Peru takes steps to preserve her biodiversity - 17 Jun 2011
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UK's farmland birds decline by more than half. - 15 Feb 2011
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Climate change effects in Turkey jeopardize local bird populations. - 2 Feb 2011
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Aspen tree die-off linked to disease also deadly to humans. - 31 Jan 2011
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Key species and habitats jeopardized by climate change. - 22 Jan 2011
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Endangered gorilla populations on the rise. - 14 Jan 2011
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Unique South African penguin faces perilous future. - 11 Jan 2011
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Royal Botanic Gardens names top ten discoveries of 2010. - 26 Dec 2010
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Conservation efforts pay off for Mexican village. - 1 Dec 2010
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Mexican school children return turtles to the sea. - 30 Nov 2010
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Global fish populations closer to collapse than previously thought. - 29 Nov 2010
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Conservation summit champions the legendary tiger. - 23 Nov 2010
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Entire whale pod perishes after beaching. - 14 Nov 2010
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UK designates world’s largest marine reserve. - 2 Nov 2010
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Agreement reached at major UN biodiversity conference. - 1 Nov 2010
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New study demonstrate positive effects of conservation - 31 Oct 2010
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Costa Rica honored with biodiversity award - 28 Oct 2010
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Plants clean up more pollution than previously believed - 25 Oct 2010
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United Nations conference on biological diversity - 23 Oct 2010
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British media highlight threats to biodiversity - 14 Oct 2010
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Oil-covered penguins rescued in Argentina - 5 Oct 2010
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Plant species being lost to human activities - 1 Oct 2010
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Climate change is affecting bees and pollination - 21 Sep 2010
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Whales assist in the world’s carbon storage - 19 Sep 2010
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Survivors unite in shark preservation group - 17 Sep 2010
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Walruses endure mass migration due to melting ice- 16 Sep 2010
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British migratory bird decline linked to climate change - 15 Sep 2010
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Âu Lạc (Vietnam) joins ASEAN program to protect biodiversity - 5 Sep 2010
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Noise pollution imperils tropical fish - 1 Sep 2010
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Nine whales saved in New Zealand mass stranding - 21 Aug 2010
 
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