conservation

Logging to end in Tasmania’s old growth forests….

Logging in Tasmania’s old growth native forests is finally to stop http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/cfmeu-declares-forests-war-is-over/story-fn59niix-1225942469608 See http://www.stillwildstillthreatened.org/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Still-Wild-Still-Threatened/135915803095799.

Non-scientist MP justifies denial of climate change on basis of lecture by non-scientist politician

Non-scientist MP justifies denial of climate change on basis of lecture by non-scientist politician (contrary to opinion of 97% of climate researchers actively publishing in the field): http://www.hearfromyourmp.com/view/message/1084 ‘The uncertainty of the science surrounding climate change speculation…’ Yeah right (read bollocks) Hats off to Alister Jackson for his reply (see second comment) – the main …

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Will we stop mass extinction?

Will we stop mass extinction? http://www.avaaz.org/en/the_end_of_whales/96.php A third of all animals and plants on earth face extinction – endangered blue whales, coral reefs, and a vast array of other species. The wave of human-driven extinction has reached a rate not seen since the fall of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But there is a …

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‘Montenegro relaunches assault on wild beauty’

As someone who has written a book on Montenegro’s largely unspoilt natural landscape, this is deeply depressing…. http://wwf.panda.org/?195853/Montenegro-relaunches-assault-on-wild-beauty A profoundly shortsighted piece of ‘planning’.

Only 3200 tigers left in the wild, and numbers still falling….

www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/donate_now/save_the_tiger/ Right now, there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild and that number is falling. Tiger habitat is being lost at an alarming rate and poaching has surged over recent months. 1. The global tiger population has plummeted by over 95% in the last 100 years – from 100,000 a century …

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