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1200 species face severe extinction threat

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posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 05:31 AM
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This is incredibly sad, but it's not surprising. Thankfully there are still some protected areas.

More than 1,200 species globally face threats to their survival in more than 90% of their habitat and “will almost certainly face extinction” without conservation intervention, according to new research.

The new research, published in PLOS Biology, maps “hotspots” where species are most affected by threats such as agriculture, urbanisation, night lighting, roads, rail, waterways and population density, and “coolspots” that provide refuge from these threats.

The top five countries most affected by threats were all in south-east Asia. Malaysia was the most affected, followed by Brunei and Singapore.

Threatened Species


The 'Red List' says as many as 26,500 species are threatened.

Established in 1964, The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species.

Red List




posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 05:45 AM
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And every day we discover more. They come they go like it's always been.




posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: mikell

That's a pretty cavalier attitude. I'm glad that some people care, or maybe The International Union for Conservation of Nature is just a waste of time.



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 07:16 AM
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originally posted by: mikell
And every day we discover more. They come they go like it's always been.



Proof evolution is real.



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 07:27 AM
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Survival of the fittest.
97% of species that have ever walked the earth are extinct.
Adapt or die trying.



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 07:49 AM
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97% of species that have ever walked the earth are extinct.


The Earth probably has reserved a place in the shale for our species.



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
This is incredibly sad, but it's not surprising.
Red List


Thankfully, there is hope.

Our children and grandchildren.

rebellion.earth...


More than 40 protest events are said to have been planned in towns and cities as part of the UK’s first Youth Strike 4 Climate. It comes as similar protests have happened around the world.www.independent.co.uk...



We are school students from cities and towns across Australia.

Most of us have never met before but are united by our concern about our planet.

​We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures

seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis.www.schoolstrike4climate.com...


To all the cold dark hearts that believe 'evolution' explains why they can continue consuming with impunity:



This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. —Chief Seattle



We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees. —Chief Edward Moody (Qwatsinas), Nuxalk Nation
www.inspirationforthespirit.com...









posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 08:27 AM
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The compound action of pesticides and herbicides along with other miticides used in our agriculture is causing lots of problems. If you kill the bugs, what do the birds and frogs eat. Without the diet they evolved to eat, they can become susceptible to disease even without considering the direct effect of the chemicals on the animals metabolism and bodily systems. Changing any species diet too fast can cause lots of problems. Just like Humans, animals also adapt through ancestral eating habits to match their environment. But that takes many many generations to accomplish without side effects.

We have created a major problem with all the alchemy we are spreading into the environment and with our altering of the ecosystem too much in areas. We will go extinct some day unless we do something about it. I do understand the population control agenda that nations came to agree on decades ago, but do not trust their actions of how they are doing it. I also do not want my family line to disappear from this earth.



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
a reply to: GreenGunther




97% of species that have ever walked the earth are extinct.


The Earth probably has reserved a place in the shale for our species.


We can only hope



posted on Mar, 13 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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The money men don't care about Wildlife & nature... never have. They will build over your house if it meant they could make another million dollars!



posted on Mar, 14 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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"97% of species that have ever walked the earth are extinct."

This includes plants too, and the overwhelming majority of this 97% extinction occurred before we humans showed up at the party.

Saving whales gets a lot more press, is way more fun, and you don't have to get actual dirt on your hands--compared to cleaning up your own street in your neighborhood. Think globally, but act locally. The positive impact will be immediate, productive, and satisfying. And contagious.

The earth starts decaying right where you're standing unless you actually do something about it. Carrying a sign is not productive, but DAMN you look good in Facebook [eye roll].

Cheers to all




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