Audubon Calls for More Resources and Attention (not Less) for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Audubon Calls for More Resources and Attention (not Less) for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed a 9 percent decrease in designated habitat for the western distinct population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) even though it is found in only a fraction of its former range in the American West. Listed as a Threatened Species under the […]

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‘Intense’ human pressure is widespread among terrestrial vertebrates, study finds

‘Intense’ human pressure is widespread among terrestrial vertebrates, study finds

A new study assessing the cumulative impacts of human activities on wildlife found that the vast majority of terrestrial species are facing “intense” pressure due to humanity’s footprint across the globe. A research team led by Christropher O’Bryan of Australia’s University of Queensland looked at human pressures across the ranges of 20,529 terrestrial vertebrates and […]

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EU/Chinese soy consumption linked to species impacts in Brazilian Cerrado: study

EU/Chinese soy consumption linked to species impacts in Brazilian Cerrado: study

Ask Europeans how palm oil consumption is impacting biodiversity, and many will be quick to list threats to the emblematic orangutan, whose habitat in Indonesia has been drastically reduced by oil palm plantations grown for the international market. But ask those same citizens how the massive amount of soy imported from Brazil to feed European […]

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Global consumer demands fuel the extinction crisis facing the world’s primates

Global consumer demands fuel the extinction crisis facing the world’s primates

A ceaselessly growing human population and an ever-expanding world economy based on the unsustainable demands of a few over-consuming nations, have already caused habitat degradation, forest fragmentation, and forest loss that are unprecedented in human history. Throughout the tropics, large tracts of forest have been converted to monocultures by industrial agriculture and degraded by the […]

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Petition: Protect Koalas From Extinction by Stopping Rampant Deforestation

Petition: Protect Koalas From Extinction by Stopping Rampant Deforestation

The Amazon rainforest fires have brought global attention to deforestation and the massive impact it has on the planet. Everyone is deeply affected by deforestation including the innocent animals who lose their habitat due to human actions. Orangutans are dangerously affected by deforestation for palm oil and the fires in the Amazon rainforest are affecting […]

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