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A 21st-century government must care for our nature and our future

… Australia has made something approaching this pledge before. In 1992 the Keating government signed the Convention on biological diversity. In doing so, it made a promise (later enshrined in national legislation), that: … the present generation should ensure the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of future generations. It is a promise that was not kept by earlier generations of Australians who, through lack of understanding or …

Oil and gas officials scramble after feds weigh new species protections | Fox News

… announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as part of 21 species the agency said are worth considering after looking over requests from the environmental group Center for biological diversity. “Although few people have heard of, let alone seen, a Cascade Caverns salamander or Rio Grande cooter, these unique species are an important part of the web of life and of what makes the Southwest unique,” …

Rare So Cal toad may hop onto endangered list – MyNewsLA.com

… is now threatened with extinction, said Jenny Loda, a lawyer and biologist with the Center for biological diversity, who works to protect amphibians and reptiles. “The drought adds an impact,” Loda told City News Service. “But the species has been suffering for many years due to habitat loss from farming and urban development.” The toads, which are completely terrestrial except when breeding, depend on the existence of vernal rain pools and slow-moving streams, both of which have …

Antarctic region far richer in plants and animals, not just icy wasteland: research – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… studied.” A team of scientists led by Monash University worked with the British Antarctic Survey, University of Waikato and Australian National University. They found unusual species such as sea spiders and isopods — the marine equivalents of slaters or wood lice. The study found the areas of special protection in national parks on land and marine protected areas at sea were too small compared to global targets such as the Convention on biological diversity’s Strategic Plan …

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