We must work together to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats and address global threats. By working together, we can find long-term solutions that benefit both people and nature.
A species is one of the basic units of biological classification. A species can be loosely defined as a group of individual organisms that have very similar appearance, anatomy, physiology and genetics.
What WWF is trying to do is to make sure that those species that we have the least of are not lost forever – we’ve already lost too many as it is. (more…)
Gulls flock in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Ami Vitale.
The Washington Post today has an interesting story (registration required) about how the Earth’s oceans are getting crowded with competition for use — and how more and more ocean experts are pushing ocean zoning as the answer.
But even though such zoning (which experts call “marine spatial planning”) has high-level support within the Obama administration, it’s anything but easy. (more…)
One of the world's few remaining wild tigers.
There are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild. Scientists say the situation is so bad that, unless we act urgently, tigers will be extinct in the wild by the time of the next Chinese Year of the Tiger in 2022. That means that, without urgent action, tigers will be gone from the earth in 12 years.
The good news is that it is not too late to prevent this. (more…)
Photo by MICHAEL NEUGEBAUER
It has been 50 years since Dr. Jane Goodall, world-famous primatologist and UN Messenger for Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika to begin the ground-breaking study that introduced us to our closest animal relatives. Since then, the chimpanzee research she pioneered at Gombe has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.
Visit www.janegoodall.ca to learn how the Institute is helping to deliver that global mission and how her work with chimpanzees is helping to redefine our place in the natural world.
We’ve all heard how the illegal trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn and other high value products is threatening Africa’s wildlife. However, the impact of these products is dwarfed by the trade in bushmeat, defined as meat from Africa’s wild animals traded for human consumption. (more…)
The first draft of global standards intended to measure and identify environmentally and socially responsible salmon farming was recently released for a 60-day public comment period. (more…)