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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Nearly extinct vaquita mothers with calves spotted in recent expeditions

Nearly extinct vaquita mothers with calves spotted in recent expeditions

There may be a glimmer of hope for the extremely rare vaquita porpoise, the world’s smallest cetacean, a group that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. The vaquita is also the most threatened marine mammal in the world, nearly extinct because of entanglement in fishing nets. The latest expeditions to survey the mammal in the northern […]

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Study Finds That the Wildlife Trade Affects One-Fifth of Vertebrates on Land

Study Finds That the Wildlife Trade Affects One-Fifth of Vertebrates on Land

All animals with a backbone are called vertebrates. These include mammals, bird, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. A recent study found that a devastation one-fifth of vertebrates that live on land are bought and sold in the wildlife trade. More than 30,000 species of mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile were surveyed. The study, published in Science […]

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