by Obi Kaufmann We should call it Climate breakdown. Climate change is so disingenuous a term. The myopic argument that the world’s climate has always been changing is abhorrently lazy. It isn’t that the climate is changing that is the novelty of today, it is the alarming and obvious rate that, warmed by the atmospheric […]
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Highlights from this month’s issue of News On The Wing include:
- #CITESCoP18 highlights
- The Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the #EndangeredSpeciesAct
- Fires in the Amazon Rainforest
- Updates & initiatives from global wildlife organizations
- Wildlife, Forests and Marine Conservation issues
Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find in this month’s edition.
Audubon Society – @audubonsociety
These images from the Audubon Photography Awards captured birds in breathtaking scenes and fascinating behaviors. Have you seen all 100? ow.ly/kt5w30p9Iay
This month’s edition of News On The Wing brings together a wide-ranging roundup of wildlife and environmental conservation and protection, gardening tips, and of course some cute animal photos. Grab a coffee, sit back, and catch up on what’s been happening in the world of wildlife and nature.
Here’s a sneak peak:
From the Audubon Society – @audubonsociety
Geographer and historian Jared Diamond on the success of tackling threats like climate change.
via Jared Diamond: Cautiously optimistic over climate change — BBC News – US & Canada
With all the informative wildlife blogs we happen upon almost daily, we thought we should share these excellent resources with you and introduce you to people, issues and initiatives occurring around the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and environmental protection.
To this end, we’re launching a new page – Wildlife Blog Watch, to highlight those blogs and bloggers going above and beyond to champion wildlife and the environment!
If you are a wildlife or environmental blogger or know of a blog you think we should showcase, please send a DM on Twitter @TheRoost10 with the details!
From tree netting to saving the Komodo Dragon, our April News On The Wing is chalk full of all the current wildlife and nature preservation news!
News On The Wing is comprised of information gathered from across social media. It’s purpose is to share info, start conversations and encourage active participation in the protection of our natural world! We hope you enjoy the April edition!
If you have a story or issue you’d like highlighted in News On The Wing, please send a DM to us on Twitter @TheRoost10
The March edition of News On The Wing is chock full of interesting and important information, collected from social media over the last month. Articles reflect wildlife and conservation issues affecting species and ecosystems around the world.
Some issues are hard and troubling while some, like the following from Twitter’s @scamperspets share an important message in a very endearing way.
“I think this little poem about one of our most fabulous native animals says everything needed about why the humble #hedgehog needs all of our love and care.”
So head on over to News On The Wing
now and enjoy what we’ve gathered together for this month’s edition!
The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:
- Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
- Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
- Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
- News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
- Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.
We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!
The World Wildlife Fund recently released its Living Planet Report 2018, and the news is dire for the world’s wildlife. The following are a few of the sobering statistics highlighted in the report:
“OUR LIVING PLANET, AT A GLANCE
60% – Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.
50% – The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.
20% – A fifth of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.
$125 trillion – Globally, nature provides services worth around $125 trillion a year, while also helping ensure the supply of fresh air, clean water, food, energy, medicines, and much more.”
We are not only destroying the natural world, we are also putting ourselves in peril. There’s not much time for humans to stand up for nature and develop concrete, sustainable plans to reduce and turn around the damage already done to wildlife and the planet.
Read the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 here.
Read our November Edition of News on the Wing here.