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.

For more visit:
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/pictures-silent-crisis-amazon-20140507

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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.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/half-of-worlds-coral-reefs-destroyed-in-last-30-years-according-to-new-survey/

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.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/half-of-worlds-wetlands-destroyed-in-100-years.htm

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.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0409-hance_gabon_ivory.html

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.

For more visit:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chile-favors-7-billion-hydroelectric-dams-on-remote-patagonian-rivers-despite-opposition/2011/05/09/AFcA2aaG_story.html

 

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.

For more visit:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=mountain-bongo-faces-extinction-aft-2011-04-15