Tag: forest conservation and endangered species

biodiversity and deforestation

Deforestation Threatens Biodiversity Today is the International Day of Forests. Deforestation is a major contributor to global warming, wildlife extinction, droughts and other threats to life as we know it. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, and home to more than 80 percent of all known terrestrial species of animals and plants. They […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Rainforest Conservation Plans Indonesia has one of the highest rates of deforestation of any country in the world. According to Global Forest Watch, the country lost 16.88 million hectares of rainforest between 2001 and 2013, a chunk of forest nearly the size of France. Deforestation is not only a serious problem for global climate change, […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Relocating Orangutans Might Save Species Orangutan populations and their habitat on Borneo and Sumatra have been┬ádecimated over the past few decades. It’s predicted to get worse. Due to deliberate deforestation and poaching, there are likely fewer than 50,000 orangutans left on these two islands combined. That number is dropping fast. Saving them from the threats […]

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deforestation and endangered species

Ape Habitat Under Siege The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth’s primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, a major United Nations environment conference heard Wednesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly, conservationists said infrastructure development and extraction of natural resources — including timber, […]

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