Amazon in Crisis

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Amazon rainforest and the environmental destruction going on in that region. The article contains a good number of photos.

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Coral Reefs Being Destroyed

The link below is to an article reporting on the destruction of coral reefs around the world.

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World Wetlands Disaster

The link below is to an article that reports on the destruction of half of the world’s wetlands in the last 100 years.

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Gabon: Destroying Ivory Stockpile

The link below is to an article reporting on the destruction of Gabon’s ivory stockpile, which it is believed will assist in the fight against elephant poaching.

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Chile – Patagonia: Wilderness Threatened by Massive Dam

The Patagonian wilderness is truly an amazing place. I have never been there, but have been fascinated by it for years. It captures my imagination and wonder anytime I see pictures or footage of it. Now I have discovered that this wilderness is under threat.

The article below reports on plans to construct a massive dam that has the potential to cause massive destruction of the Patagonian wilderness. It would seem that the planned dam is incredibly foolish and will destroy a large section of one of the world’s last remaining wild places.

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Kenya: Mountain Bongo Facing Extinction

With less than 120 individuals left in Kenya, the world’s largest antelope is facing extinction in the wild within a matter of years. Kenya is the only country in the world where Mountain Bongo exist in the wild. They are threatened by poachers, habitat destruction and a collapsing gene pool.

There is possible good news for the Mountain Bongo, with increasing captive populations, including a growing breeding population in Kenya which may one day be reintroduced to the wild.

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