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It is said that 100 birds on this planet are on the brink of extinction.
The main causes as because their habitats are being degraded, they are being hunted and forests are undergoing deforestation by us humans.
Today there are many ways to prevent endangered species from undergoing extinction. Simply by increasing their population. However, it is clearly easier said than done.
Several countries like Nairobi and America have created national parks, nature reserves or wilderness areas to help prevent the extinction of animals such as the Chagos Marine Protected Area in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the largest Marine reserves on the planet.
Click the following link to view the ‘Top 10 largest protected areas in the world’
Unfortunately, not all animals can be maintained. National parks too experience negative factors which can affect their aim of conserving the life of animals within its perimeters. Factors such as water issues and a more natural cause, climate change.
Click the following link to learn more about the Top 10 national park issues.
Another common way of preventing the extinction of animals is to make them populate. There are a large number of breeding programs around the world that ensure the increasing number within a species population. The Australian Zoo focuses on breeding a number of animals such as the Asian Small-clawed Otter and the Black Cockatoo.
Other methods include:
- Habitat protection and conservation
- Ensuring there are sufficient numbers to keep a broad gene pool
- Keeping them on isolated islands without any predators
- Prevention of disease within the same species
Top 10 Birds in danger of extinction
1. Giant Ibis – There are only 200 of Cambodia’s national bird left and they’re losing numbers.
2. New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar – There may not even be 50 of this rare bird, last sighted over 15 years ago.
3. Californian Condor – There are fewer than 500 of this iconic vulture.
4. Kakapo- Although there are only 125 of this charming creature, its numbers are growing thanks to conservation efforts.
5. Kagu – There are a couple of thousand of this bird, native to the island of New Caledonia, but it is flightless and vulnerable to predators.
6. Bengal Florican – There may still be around 1000 Floricans, but the south Asian bird is dying out fast.
7. Forest Owlet – There are as few as 50 of this Indian owl following the destruction of its habitat. It was thought already extinct for over a hundred years before its rediscovery in 1997.
8. Philippine Eagle – There are only two hundred left of this majestic bird of prey.
9. Christmas Island Frigate – This east Asian bird is under serious threat from the introduction of yellow crazy ants.
10. Sumatran Ground-cuckoo – There may be as few as 70 left of this Indonesian bird.
London’s largest wall is an environmental benefactor. It is 21m with 10,000 plants. London hopes for the wall to reduce surface flooding potentially able to contain 10,000 litres of water.
- London’s largest living wall will “combat flooding” (dezeen.com)
- London’s Largest Living Wall Sprouts Up on a Hotel in Victoria (inhabitat.com)
- Massive Living Wall Will Reduce Surface Flooding In London (earthtechling.com)
$75 million was invested by Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation [CEFC] to help rising projects produce waste coal gas & landfill gas to turn in to electricity & generate remote hybrid renewable projects.
The CEFC purposefully have a $10 billion fund of which is to be invested in clean energy projects.
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Do you know what animal this is?
or this one?
These extraordinary animals are marine animals. A 10-year mission discovery conducted by several institutions have uncovered the looks of vampire squids, to the Dumbo octopus with flying ears.
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Trees help benefit our environment, ecosystems and us humans. They help moderate climate, improve air quality, conserve water, and harbor wildlife.
CLICK HERE to enjoy these beautiful snaps of trees all over the world.
On the 21st of July New Zealand experienced a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. It hit at 17:09 [05:09 GMT] a depth of 6.3 miles and 35 miles [57km] off the coast south of Wellington. The earthquake was primarily reported as a 6.9 magnitude tremor and was eventually re-evaluated by the US Geological Survey.
There were no casualties or fatalities. Train schedules were disrupted, water pipes were burst, Wellington’s parliament building was damaged and power cuts were reported.
Civilians working in the central city were advised to take the day off work. Celia Wade-Brown, Wellington’s mayor’s main aim is to keep the injuries to a minimum. New Zealand being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire makes it a hot spot for earthquakes and volcanic activity to occur. New Zealand experiences more than 14,000 earthquakes a year, where 20 go beyond the point of 5.0 magnitude.
“Quake rattles New Zealand, but no deaths reported”
“New Zealand earthquake damages Wellington parliament”
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NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKES
6.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE [21st JULY 2013]
Northern India has experienced a dramatic state of flooding due to record rains in the month of June and July. This resulted to devastating landslides where the state of Uttarakhand became badly inundated as 6,000 people were misplaced and 1 fatality occurred in the Morigaon district. Although many may claim this disaster to be caused by mother nature’s terrible charms, some environmentalists say the great after effects of the flooding is strongly due to anthropogenic reasons.
100,000 people have been rescued by the air force and security force personnel, however there is no official death toll leaving the missing ‘presumed dead’. The Ganges River and the Brahmaputra River as well as its tributaries, Dhansiri and Jia Bharali, have flown over the danger mark. They have washed villages and roads away due to heavy rain. 100,000 people have been rescued by the air force and security force personnel. The Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary have been hit. 7,000 hectares of agriculture was severely destroyed. 30,000 civilians are still affected by the flooding in the Nagaon district with an elephant and antelope lost within the floods.
1,500 people are being sheltered by 6 relief camps and 24 temporary shelters are now homes to 25,000 people. Vijay Bahuguna, Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister, that the federal government will aid 150,000 rupees [$2,500] to the families in the state besides compensation.
The heavy rainfall further lead to a Himalayan Tsunami, which resulted to the Indian Air Force carrying out the largest airlift in India’s history as they rescued residents and pilgrims and sent relief material.
Environmentalists ravaged their opinions on whether mother nature was entirely at fault. Most believe that the over-dramatic impacts of the flooding were due to the modification of the Himalayas’ natural state caused by humans. Devinder Sharma of the Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security talked to CNN and said, “ You’ve heard of homicide, well this is eccoside…The hills have been shorn of the forest cover, theres extensive mining taking place in this region and on top of that the roads that are being constructed are haphazard…We are playing with nature but at the same time blaming nature.”
CNN spoke to Souparno Banerjee, from the Indian advocacy group the Center for Science and Environment and she said, “Unregulated development and unregulated tourism is responsible for the scale of the disaster…The Himalayas are the biggest mountain range in the world, but they are also extremely fragile.”
Mayor Vijay Bahuguna responded and contradicted their opinions saying, “This is a very childish argument- that cloudbursts, earthquakes and tsunamis are caused by human factors. In the history of hundreds of years of Kedarnath, no such incident has taken place. In a Himalayan state this catastrophe has come about in 37,000 square miles of area. This cloudburst, 330 mm of rain, cannot be anticipated.”
Since mid-May the commencement of flooding has affected over 1.5 lakh people in over 500 villages across 12 districts in the state. This particular flooding disaster led the number of deaths and casualties fluctuate uncontrollably. Mayor Vijay Bahuguna is devasted at the disaster and fears that this would ruin the state’s economy. They rely on tourism and he fears that this major contribution will decline.
SURVIVORS OF THE FLOOD
AN ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPINION
‘Indian floods a man-mad disaster, say environmentalists’ [http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/25/world/asia/india-floods-development]
‘Indian Floods: Nearly 6,000 Missing A Month After Devastating Inundation’ [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/india-floods-missing-6000_n_3597784.html]
‘Assam flood situation improves, 59 villages still under water’ [http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1861524/report-assam-flood-situation-improves-59-villages-still-under-water]
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ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPINIONS ON THE FLOODING