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Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years. (...)

But today’s “sixth extinction” is unique in the way that the largest species, such as great white sharks, blue whales and southern bluefin tuna, are being pushed to the brink, due to humans’ tendency to fish for larger species more often than smaller ones.

The consequences, according to a study published in the journal Science on Wednesday, are devastating for the ecology of the world’s oceans. (...)

The danger is disproportionate to the percentage of threatened species, with the authors warning the loss of giants would “disrupt ecosystems for millions of years even at levels of taxonomic loss far below those of previous mass extinctions”. (...)

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Tags: #fishing #mass extinction #ocean #ecosystem #marine life #sharks #whales #conservation

Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years
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Brazil Announces Goal of Restoring 22 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030
http://www.wri.org/news/2016/12/statement-brazil-announces-goal-restoring-22-million-hectares-degraded-land-2030

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STATEMENT: Brazil Announces Goal of Restoring 22 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030 | World Resources Institute

Today, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment announced their intent to restore and promote sustainable agriculture across 22 million hectares of degraded land, the largest restoration commitment ever made by a single nation.
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skanda42 4 years ago
Brazil Announces Goal of Restoring 22 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030
http://www.wri.org/news/2016/12/statement-brazil-announces-goal-restoring-22-million-hectares-degraded-land-2030

#nature #environment #restoration #conservation #Brazil #WorldResourcesInstitute

STATEMENT: Brazil Announces Goal of Restoring 22 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030 | World Resources Institute

Today, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment announced their intent to restore and promote sustainable agriculture across 22 million hectares of degraded land, the largest restoration commitment ever made by a single nation.
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Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years. (...)

But today’s “sixth extinction” is unique in the way that the largest species, such as great white sharks, blue whales and southern bluefin tuna, are being pushed to the brink, due to humans’ tendency to fish for larger species more often than smaller ones.

The consequences, according to a study published in the journal Science on Wednesday, are devastating for the ecology of the world’s oceans. (...)

The danger is disproportionate to the percentage of threatened species, with the authors warning the loss of giants would “disrupt ecosystems for millions of years even at levels of taxonomic loss far below those of previous mass extinctions”. (...)

Full article

Obrázek/fotografie

Tags: #fishing #mass extinction #ocean #ecosystem #marine life #sharks #whales #conservation

Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years
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