Mangrove protection and restoration could be an economic way of mitigating greenhouse gases to curb global warming, research suggests.
The Brazilian Amazon is home to about 40 percent of the planet’s tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said that pressures on Earth’s ecosystem are so great that future generations could be doomed to falling living standards, as it assessed a report looking halfway of this millennium.
The plan to channel 53 kilometers (33 miles) stretch of the Danube near the Serbian border would destroy natural banks and turn the river into ‘a lifeless channel’ threatening fish and bird populations, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The European Union (EU) Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik has declared that biodiversity is in crisis, with species extinctions running at unparalleled rates.
During the autumn, many of western Canada’s rivers are ‘alive with salmon’ as the fish return to spawn through annual migration.
The waters off China, the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico have been featured in the the top five regions in terms of biodiversity according to the preliminary census published in the open access Public Library of Science. It is a result of a 10-year project by 360 scientists at a cost of US$ 650 million dollars.
Peru is the home to one of the biggest forest lands about 700,000 square kilometers (270,270 square miles). It has been known for its Andes mountain range and the Amazon area that covers 60 percent of the country’s territory.
The United Nations says climate change, pollution, deforestation and over hunting have led to a rapid rise in extinctions, threatening the richness of nature that underpins services such as clean air, water as well as food and health.