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ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

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BIODIVERSITY-RICH REGION. The ASEAN region is home to globally significant natural resources on land and in water, including about 18% of all species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Photo courtesy of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity releases the second edition of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook as it opens its new headquarters in UP Los Baños

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 3, 2017) — The biological diversity or biodiversity in the ASEAN region, which is home to the “mega-diverse countries” of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, will greatly be eroded by 2100 if the destruction of the environment continues unabated, a recently launched report by an intergovernmental organization revealed. Continue reading ASEAN region to lose 70-90% of habitats by 2100 – report

Government inaction leading to increased pollution on Barrier Reef, says WWF

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Land clearing in Queensland is an increasing danger to the environment and threatened species because the federal government is failing to enforce laws. Photograph: WWF Australia

Huge spike in Queensland land clearing destroys ecological communities and habitat of threatened species, according to analysis

July 11, 2017 — The federal government is allowing the huge spike in land clearing in Queensland to destroy threatened ecological communities, the habitat of threatened species and increase Continue reading Government inaction leading to increased pollution on Barrier Reef, says WWF

How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

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An adult polar bear hunting for seals on the melting pack ice in the Arctic. Photograph: Alamy

From algae to fish and polar bears, the loss of habitat caused by global warming is affecting the food chain

March 4, 2017 — In a few days the Arctic’s beleaguered sea ice cover is likely to set another grim record. Its coverage is on course to be the lowest winter maximum extent ever observed since satellite Continue reading How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

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Neonicotinoid pesticides pose significant risks to bees and other organisms, say researchers. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes

January 12, 2017 — Europe should expand a ban on bee-harming pesticides in light of a new report warning of widespread risks to agriculture and the environment, Greenpeace has said.  Continue reading Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

meadow pipit have disappeared from sites in the south of england
Meadow pipit have disappeared from sites in the south of England. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better

January 11, 2017 — Climate change has already led to the vanishing of some bird species in parts of England, where intensively farmed land gives them no room to adapt to warming temperatures. The Continue reading Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

One in 10 UK wildlife species faces extinction, major report shows

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A dead hedgehog trapped in an electric fence on a farm in Suffolk. Photograph: FLPA/Alamy Stock Photo

State of Nature reveals the destructive impact of intensive farming, urbanisation and climate change on plants, animals and habitats

September 14, 2016 — More than one in 10 of the UK’s wildlife species are threatened with extinction and the numbers of the nation’s most endangered creatures have plummeted by two-thirds since 1970, according to a major report.  Continue reading One in 10 UK wildlife species faces extinction, major report shows

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants, It threatens our future too

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‘Elephants, because of their size, appetite and migratory habits, disperse more seeds of more species further than any other animal.’ Photograph: Morgan Trimble/AP

Elephants prop up the forest and savannah ecosystems we need to store carbon. To stabilise the climate, we must stop their slaughter by ivory poachers

August 12, 2016 — Today is World Elephant Day, when people with a passion for pachyderms come together to celebrate the wonder of elephants and raise funds to protect them. It seems paradoxical that Continue reading The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants, It threatens our future too

More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact

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The swift fox was once Canada’s most endangered carnivore but after being reintroduced in1983 its status has now been downgraded to threatened. Photograph: Roberta Olenick/All Canada Photos/Alamy

Animals and plants are increasingly being ‘translocated’ from their native areas to survive effects of climate change, poaching and habitat loss, says top conservationist

April 21, 2016 — More than 1,000 species have had to be relocated because of climate change, poaching and humans taking their habitat, according to a top conservationist.\

Continue reading More than 1,000 species have been moved due to human impact