The Changing Climate

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441 neue Arten im Amazonas entdeckt!

In den Tropenwäldern des Amazonas wurden in den letzten vier Jahren 441 neue Arten (258 Pflanzen, 84 Fische, 58 Amphibien, 22 Reptilien, 18 Vögel und ein Säugetier) entdeckt, darunter: 

  1. Die Jungen des Caqueta-Springaffen Callicebus caquetensis schnurren wie Katzen wenn es ihnen gut geht. 
  2. Der Pfeilgiftfrosch Allobates amissibilis ist fingernagelgroß.
  3. Der Apistogramma cinilabra wurde in einem kleinen Waldsee in Peru entdeckt.
  4. Eine rosa Orchidee - Sobralia imavieirae.
  5. Der Name der Schlange Chironius challenger bezieht sich auf die Romanfigur George Edward Challenger aus dem Roman “The Lost World” des britischen Schriftstellers Arthur Doyle von 1912.
  6. Die Echsenart Gonatodes timidus wurde in Guyana entdeckt.
  7. Dieser Piranha Tometes camunani frisst im Gegensatz zu seinen Artgenossen nur vegetarische Kost. 

Die meisten dieser neuentdeckten Spezies kommen nur in kleinen isolierten Gebieten vor. Dies macht sie heute schon zu gefährdeten Arten. Denn jeden Minute gehen im Amazonas Wälder in der Größe von drei Fußballfeldern verloren, weshalb viele Arten noch vor ihrer Entdeckung aussterben. Vor allem für Weideflächen für die Rinderzucht und den Anbau von Soja und Mais müssen immer mehr Waldflächen weichen.

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day.In less than nine months, we have now used more natural resources than what it takes the planet 12 months to produce. For the remainder of 2013, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations.
This year Earth Overshoot Day—the approximate date human resource demands exceed nature’s budget—fell on August 20. Two days earlier than last year. In fact, since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of 3 days per year.
And by 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion—only increasing pressure on Earth’s natural resources. On this finite planet, we need to change the way we think about everything, but especially about where and how we live, work and travel, along with what and how much we consume.
Overshoot Day is a bold indication that now is the time to make a change. Small actions can make a big difference. We each play an important role in creating a world where we all live within our ecological limits.

    WWF    Image by DonkeyHotey

zoo-logic:

Today is Earth Overshoot Day.

In less than nine months, we have now used more natural resources than what it takes the planet 12 months to produce. For the remainder of 2013, we will be living on resources borrowed from future generations.

This year Earth Overshoot Day—the approximate date human resource demands exceed nature’s budget—fell on August 20. Two days earlier than last year. In fact, since 2001, Overshoot Day has moved ahead by an average of 3 days per year.

And by 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion—only increasing pressure on Earth’s natural resources. On this finite planet, we need to change the way we think about everything, but especially about where and how we live, work and travel, along with what and how much we consume.

Overshoot Day is a bold indication that now is the time to make a change. Small actions can make a big difference. We each play an important role in creating a world where we all live within our ecological limits.

    WWF
    
Image by DonkeyHotey

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Elephants are intelligent & social & have no real predators in the wild. Except us. http://bit.ly/TfDA6X 

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Conservationists call on nations to protect cetacean populations as climate change opens up new areas of the Arctic

A North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy

WWF has made an urgent appeal to nations to protect whales from the new…
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The world is in our hands

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