Biodiversity : Newsfile
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15 August 2013
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
18 July 2012
The world’s 103 lemur species have been identified as the most endangered primate group in the world, with many species on the very brink of extinction due primarily to habitat loss.
19 June 2012
The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species, according to a new study charting the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species.
23 May 2012
Pesticide use in the UK rose by 6.5 per cent between 2005 and 2010, increasing the risk to bee populations, according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth.
22 May 2012
Critics of the US Endangered Species Act, signed into law by President Nixon in 1973, have deemed it a failure but, says a new study, 90 percent of the species studied are, in fact, recovering on time to meet the recovery goals set by federal scientists.
15 May 2012
The human population of our planet is now consuming 50 per cent more natural resources than it can sustainably produce, according to the latest Living Planet Report. As a result, it is taking 1.5 years for the Earth to absorb the CO2 produced and to regenerate the renewable resources that people use within one year.
24 April 2012
Across Europe, zoos are doing little to guarantee the biological and conservation needs of animals, a comprehensive EU enquiry has found.
20 April 2012
The Philippines became the toast of the world in September last year when a crocodile was caught in a Magsagangsang Creek in Bunawan.
16 April 2012
A new protected area, which covers 60 per cent of all of the Amur leopard’s remaining habitat, was announced this week at a meeting of the Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg.
31 January 2012
A scientific expedition into one of the world’s last pristine tropical forests has revealed incredibly diverse species and extraordinary cultural heritage.
- Welcome to our Website
- Voices from Planet 21
- Most endangered primates on brink of extinction
- Species decline is threatening people and the planet
- SPECIAL REPORT: Bringing nature back to Holland
- Bees at risk from chemicals increase
- Over 100 endangered species on course for recovery in the United States
- We are using 50 per cent more natural resources than planet can sustain
- European zoos are failing animals and conservation says EU report
- Will crocodiles soon be gone?
- New Russian park will protect world's rarest cat
- Suriname survey reveals 46 new species
- COMMENTARY: Act now to save life in and above our seas
- Mega-dam in Amazonian rainforest halted by indigenous peoples' opposition
- Rhino horn hoard seized in Hong Kong could expose traffickers