On the world Bio-diversity day (May 22nd) I was browsing through the news papers and some blogs its a sad story of just killing mercilessly or do we call it massacre and holocaust or is there any other word that can powerfully tell the anguish that caused in me… I dont know… I just was reading about celebrities becoming UN ambassadors! But will that affect the animals. Will that be of some help to the creatures that God (call it Nature if you dont like that word) has created.
So what are you going to do with this list.. Just say !!!!
Heres something Shocking a list of Endangered and Extincting Species on the earth…..
One in six European mammals faces extinction risk Two Iberian lynxs look out from their enclosure at a nature reserve in Cabarceno near Santander in northern Spain February 28, 2006. One in six European land mammals faces the threat of extinction, mainly through habitat loss and deforestation, a leading conservation group said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Victor Fraile
Image: © WWF-Spain/Jesús Cobo AT RISK: The Iberian Lynx is the world’s most endangered cat species
The findings – which cover 16 of India’s 28 tiger reserves – have been released after two years of monitoring, and cover 16 of the country’s 28 tiger reserves. A final census is expected by the end of the year.
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) revealed that there were at most 500 tigers in the four central states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhat-tisgarh and Rajasthan – compared with more than 1,000 in 2002.
The last government census, carried out in 2002, estimated that the number of tigers in India had dropped from about 40,000 a century ago to a mere 3,700.
Conservationists have been arguing ever since that the true figure for the wild population is more like 1,500 and could be as low as a few hundred.
The state of Biodiversity on the mother earth is deteriorating and mounting pressures of development and irresponsibility from the already developed countries (So called) theres not much being done for its conservation.
A study recently conducted says some 150 species are being wiped of the face of the mother earth, never to be seen ever and not even in museums or laboratories coz man couldnt even realise or explore the species that were thrown into extinction for his lust.
A whopping 18,000 are under serious threat every day and 55,000 every year. Can we at all conserve forget preserve them. The balance that nature has built up is fast tilting and once it crosses the breaking point there will surely be the threat for the stupid Humans too. The films like “The day after tommorrow” will be a reality and there will not be presidents and primeministers everybody will be running for their lives unlike the Prez’s speach in the film there will be silence deadly silence everywhere.
Photo Gallery: Mapping the Threat to Europe’s Mammals
Amphibians in Costa Rica such as the blue jeans dart frog are being threatened by global warming. Photo / Reuters
Human activities are wiping out three animal or plant species every hour and the world must do more to slow the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs by 2010, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Scientists and environmentalists issued reports about threats to creatures and plants including right whales, Iberian lynxes, wild potatoes and peanuts on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity. A “Red List” of endangered species, however, lists only 784 species driven to extinction since 1500 — ranging from the dodo bird of Mauritius to the golden toad of Costa Rica.
“Climate change may not have sunk in with the common man or woman, but everyone realises the transformation that is taking place in the water. Fish are disappearing. Coral reefs, which are like the rainforest of the sea, have been seriously affected,” said Ali Mohammed, deputy director of Coastal and Marine Programmes at the National Environment Management Authority.
The name El Niño — Spanish for “Christ child” — was given to the pattern because it tends to occur near Christmas. El Niño are linked
to changing temperatures in the waters of the Pacific that acutely affect the climate in other parts of the world, such as increasing the temperature of Kenyan waters to some of their highest levels ever. While there are indications that El Niño have been taking place for many years, scientists are said to be investigating whether global warming has sparked an increased incidence or intensity of this phenomenon.
Over 90 percent of reefs in certain Kenyan waters died in the 1998 El Niño, prompting knock-on casualties amongst various species of fish as their environment became compromised.