Earth is home of 8.7 million species

Here are some stunning news. To TreeHugger : ” Scientists have just completed the most accurate tally of the planet’s species yet (though the projection still has a pretty healthy margin of error). The magic number?” ” 8.7 million, according to the study, which was recently published in the journal PLoS Biology. But the amazing… Continue reading Earth is home of 8.7 million species

A globally significant risk of marine extinction

If my Wednesday post on the 19,000 endangered species didn’t put you down,  the findings of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (ISPO) will. As the New York Times green blog notes : ” The state of the oceans is declining far more rapidly than most pessimists had expected, an international team… Continue reading A globally significant risk of marine extinction

IUCN : 19,000 endangered species

To TreeHugger : “ That’s a lot of species. And it’s roughly 9,000 more than were endangered just over ten years ago, in 2000. That’s the finding of the latest report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).” ” There are now roughly 19,000 species that are currently threatened with extinction around… Continue reading IUCN : 19,000 endangered species

Biodiversity year ended on high note

To the UNEP : ” A new international body aimed at catalyzing a global response to the loss of biodiversity and world’s economically-important forests, coral reefs and other ecosystems was born yesterday. “ Dubbed the “IPCC for Nature”, the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will have a tough job at protecting… Continue reading Biodiversity year ended on high note

A great infographic on biodiversity loss

Biodiversity is a vital issue to us all as to the United Nations the disappearance of both fauna and floral species costs six percent of the world GDP, or more than $3,100 billion (2,000 billion euros) per year. The Mother Nature Network published recently a splendid infographic with the Top 20 countries with most endangered species.… Continue reading A great infographic on biodiversity loss

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity

The huge variety of all living species on our Planet is a key element to life as we know it. However, too many species – including a fourth of mammals – are at risk of extinction. This has to be changed and real protection has to increase. This is why ” The United Nations declared 2010… Continue reading 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity