Almost two out of every three shark or ray species living in coral reefs are at risk of disappearing from the world forever

Almost two out of every three shark or ray species living in coral reefs are at risk of disappearing from the world forever

The alarming study has just been published in Nature Communications. It finds, except for marine mammals, these coral sharks and rays are more likely to go extinct than any other group in the world. The usual culprits have been found to be behind this tragic state of affairs; overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. Bluespotted […]

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The Effects of Climate Change on Sea Turtles

The Effects of Climate Change on Sea Turtles

On December 12, 2015, over 90 countries adopted an international agreement called “the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.” This agreement required all signing countries to make significant commitments to resolving climate change. Participants were intended to re-evaluate their pledges in the year 2020 and then strengthen their emissions reductions by 2030. The goal of this […]

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Animal populations experience average decline of almost 70% since 1970, report reveals

Animal populations experience average decline of almost 70% since 1970, report reveals

Earth’s wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% in just under 50 years, according to a leading scientific assessment, as humans continue to clear forests, consume beyond the limits of the planet and pollute on an industrial scale. From the open ocean to tropical rainforests, the abundance of birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles […]

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Scavenging Vultures Can Prevent Tens of Millions of Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each year, New Study Finds

Scavenging Vultures Can Prevent Tens of Millions of Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each year, New Study Finds

Vultures can prevent tens of millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and methane emissions each year, a new study finds. The study, published in Ecosystem Services, found that the scavengers who feed on dead animals are helping out the environment. There are 22 species of vultures around the world, and they are often […]

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