12 Jun '11, 1pm

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

An endangered species is a group of organisms which is at risk of becoming extinct for one or more of three reasons: · destruction or interruption of environment, in other words habitat loss; · an alteration in the ecological balance resulting in an increase in predators; · too few remaining members for sustainable breeding. A study in Nature suggested the without some form of radical change 25% of the world's land animals will become extinct within the next 50 years. When considering the reasons why so many species are becoming endangered it is important to realise that this is very closely linked to the need to conserve the biodiversity of the planet. Habitat loss is by far the most widespread cause of species endangerment. Usually this is due to some form of human activity. Forests are cut down to create more land for agriculture or building and coastal marshlands are d...

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Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year via @mongabay

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news.mongabay.com 16 Jun '11, 10pm

A drastic population decline, estimated to be more than 80% over the last ten years, has been inferred from the apparent d...

Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu River

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(06/03/2011) As an American I know a lot about shame — the U.S. government and American companies have wrought appalling a...

Conservation success story! Once extinct in the wild, there are now 1,000 Arabian oryx in the wild.

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iucn.org 16 Jun '11, 9pm

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#Bluefin Tuna Denied #Endangered Species Protec...

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Despite the fact that Atlantic Bluefin Tuna have declined by about eighty percent, the National Marine Fisheries Service d...

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New report warns that marine species are at ris...

iucn.org 20 Jun '11, 1pm

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction 20 June 2011 | News story An international panel...