Category: Global Biodiversity

sustainable use Torghar conservation programme

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan Sustainable use as a community conservation method is practiced in many parts of the world as illustrated in this video case study of the successful Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor of the Torghar Hills in Pakistan.OverviewThe markhor is a species of wild goat that lives in extremely rugged terrain...
UK wildlife report

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970 – The Guardian. Author: Damian Carrington. 10.2019

Extract: Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted by an average of 60% since 1970. A quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report The State of Nature report also found that the area inhabited by officially designated “priority species” has shrunk by 27%. The species are those deemed most important and...
wildlife trade

Global wildlife trade higher than thought

Extract: In an article on October 7, 2019, BBC science and environment writer Helen Briggs reported the findings of scientists from universities in the US and UK, who jointly analysed data collated on a range of species, which reveal that the wildlife trade is about 50% higher than previous estimates. "The sheer diversity of species being traded is astounding - the risk that that will grow is...
mexico wildlife coronavirus

Wildlife trade in Mexico, conservation, and pandemics

As Mexico reels from the coronavirus (COVID-19) economic devastation and public health disaster, Vanda Felbab-Brown writes in a recently published article in brookings.edu, it also needs to rethink its relationship with nature. To prevent another zoogenic pandemic, it is crucial to preserve natural habitats; carefully monitor legal trade in wildlife; eliminate transmission points where the...

Humans aren’t the Virus

“There have been many plagues in the world as there have been wars, yet plagues and wars always find people equally unprepared.” - Albert Camus  From Counterpunch by FIORE LONGO APRIL 24, 2020   It’s time for a confession. Not long ago, I was sitting on the floor in a remote part of India and was given a plate of rice and meat. As a daughter of the Western world, I couldn’t stop...
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