LIKE GLACIERS EVERYWHERE, THIS ONE IN THE SWISS ALPS IS MELTING FAST. THE BLUE SHOWS IT AS IT WAS IN 1989 (L) AND IN 2017 (R). PHOTOS BY NASA
Saturday, 19 May 2018
One-Third of Protected Areas 'Highly Degraded' By Humans, Study Finds
A traffic jam on the road to the famed Lake Louise in Jasper National Park, Canada. PinP photo.
A study published in Science Friday presents what authors call a sobering "reality check" on global efforts to protect biodiversity—one third of all conservation areas set aside as wildlife sanctuaries or national parks are "highly degraded" by human activities. More here.