WWF-Hong Kong and its partners have released an ‘emergency action plan’ to save Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River Delta, in what they say ‘may represent our last chance to save the species’.
In light of the plastic waste crisis plaguing the planet, a novel solution could lie in a type of worm that can biodegrade plastic. Could wax worms be deployed on a large enough scale to make a significant impact? — Polyethylene (PE) is a type of plastic derived from petroleum. It is the most common […]
Unsustainable fishing threatens many aspects of human life, degrading ecosystems and creating socio-economic instability for many communities across the globe. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has predicted an 11% decline in oceanic productivity of tropical zones by 2100, a worrying notion considering the ever-growing global population and dwindling marine populations. […]
A new study has indicated that 31.7% of tropical African flora species are at risk of going extinct, affecting those countries that rely on its biodiversity for tourism and fuel. — In the study, tropical flora was assessed across the continent. The findings were published in the Science Advances Journal and used an assessment process […]
A conservation working group in South America is attempting to stimulate the recovery of the giant South American river turtle and save it from extinction. — Large-scale commercialisation of freshwater turtles and their eggs threaten wild populations. These turtles, of the genus Podocnemis, are especially at risk with all species in the taxonomic group facing […]
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