Biodiversity : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    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.

  • Most endangered primates on brink of extinction

    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.

  • Species decline is threatening people and the planet

    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.

  • Bees at risk from chemicals increase

    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.

  • Over 100 endangered species on course for recovery in the United States

    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.

  • We are using 50 per cent more natural resources than planet can sustain

    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.

  • European zoos are failing animals and conservation says EU report

    24 April 2012

    Across Europe, zoos are doing little to guarantee the biological and conservation needs of animals,  a comprehensive EU enquiry has found.

  • Will crocodiles soon be gone?

    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.

  • New Russian park will protect world's rarest cat

    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.

  • Suriname survey reveals 46 new species

    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.