As Extinction Rebellion held protests in cities around Australia this week, Guardian journalists tracked down protesters to find out who they were and why they were taking part in acts of civil disobedience.
Security has been beefed up at caves where moa bones are at risk of being pillaged, as the government moves to make it illegal to trade remains of the extinct bird. Link to full article below.
The deep sea — usually defined as the realm below 200 metres — is a world of extremes. Temperatures near the sea bed in many places hover near 0 °C, there is next to no light, and pressures can exceed 1,000 bars, equivalent to having a couple of elephants standing on your big toe. But still life thrives. The deep sea contains a vast array of ecosystems that researchers have barely begun to study. The ocean floor holds vast deposits of ores containing sought-after metals.
The UK’s joint project with American military firm Lockheed Martin is the largest in the world but poses risks to deep sea ecosystems. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Northern New Zealand seabirds are in serious decline, with scientists estimating up to 90 per cent are at risk of extinction, a new report has revealed. Click on the link below to read the full article.
There is no denying, the authors write, that the destructive extinction trends, so visible across the planet, “have been less severe or avoided in areas held or managed by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities….
A recent landmark United Nations report delivered an alarming assessment of the fate of animal life and biodiversity on Earth. Click on the link below to read the full article.
A Northland island has been named among 107 islands globally that offer the best chance to save some of the world's most threatened species.Click on the link below to read the full article.
New research shows that culling invasive, non-native animals on just 169 islands around the world over roughly the next decade could help save almost 10 percent of island-dwelling animals at risk of extinction. Click on the link below to read the full article.