Showing posts with the label Extinction

Plants at Risk of Extinction, New Report Finds

Common Dreams One of several species at risk in Canada, the small white lady's slipper, (Cypripedium candidum).  Photo by Mason Brock. A grim new assessment of the world's flora and fungi has found that two-fifths of its species are at risk of extinction as humans encroach on the natural world.  Details here.                 

Ghost Cat Gone: Eastern Cougar Officially Declared Extinct

EcoWatch Say good-bye to the "ghost cat." This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar ( Puma concolor couguar ) to be extinct and removed it from the endangered species list.  Story here. Photo credit - Pexels.

On The Road To Extinction, Maybe It's Not All About Us

CommonDreams The devastating consequences of human superiority over nature. Story here. The remains of a rare northern right whale run over by a ship.  NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries photo. Related: The Sixth Extinction - an Unnatural History - a Book Review