Monday, October 06, 2008

25% of World's Mammals Under Threat

At least 25% of the world's mammal species are at risk of extinction, according to the first assessment of their status for a decade.

...The biggest threat to mammals is loss of habitat, including deforestation.
Authors of the Red List of Threatened Species claim that

"The financial crisis is nothing compared with the environmental crisis," the deputy head of IUCN's species programme, Jean-Christophe Vie, told BBC News.

"It's going to affect a few people, whereas the biodiversity crisis is going to affect the entire world. So there is a risk that because of the financial crisis, people are going to say 'yeah, the environment is not that urgent'; it is really urgent."

Who Raised You To Do That?

Meanwhile Starbucks claims it isn't wasting water....will somebody please tell them to turn off the tap?

Green Directors:

Valli Moosa, president of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature says that:
Every business...should include at least one non-executive director with a working knowledge of environmental issues, just as they should include someone with a working knowledge of accountancy.
Yea, verily, yea.


Photo: Glowing Sunset by Tropical Living

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