15 May '11, 6pm

Overpopulation and Species Extinction via Center Biodiversity

Overpopulation and Species Extinction via Center Biodiversity

The world’s human population doubled from 1 to 2 billion between 1800 and 1930, and then doubled again by 1975. Sometime in 2011, it’s expected to top 7 billion. This staggering increase and the massive consumption it drives are overwhelming the planet’s finite resources. We’ve already witnessed the devastating effects of overpopulation on biodiversity: Species abundant in North America two centuries ago — from the woodland bison of West Virginia and Arizona’s Merriam’s elk to the Rocky Mountain grasshopper and Puerto Rico’s Culebra parrot — have been wiped out by growing human numbers.

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/overpopulati...

Tweets

CI-Indonesia: Nine new species of fish & coral ...

conservation.org 15 May '11, 5am

(Bali, Indonesia / Arlington, Virginia, U.S.) – A two-week marine survey conducted by scientists with Conservation Interna...

La pseudomedicina china ahora decide que el cuerno de rinoceronte también cura el cáncer. ¿El resultado?

La pseudomedicina china ahora decide que el cue...

news.mongabay.com 11 May '11, 5pm

In spite of poaching, Nepal's rhino population on the rise (04/27/2011) Good news for rhinos is rare recently, but a new c...