The Brazilian Amazon is home to about 40 percent of the planet’s tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is disturbed by reports that the poaching continues unabated in Cameroon and where life of a soldier was lost.
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).
About 85 percent of ocean fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted, including most of the stocks of the top 10 species, World Bank president Robert Zoellick told the World Oceans Summit in Singapore.
Environmental activists have long been urging the government to stop the sale of shark fin which is commonly used in soup with some regions in Asia and especially in China.