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Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

… an antelope – that it has been called the Asian unicorn. All the types of tigers are endangered, with the WWF saying we have lost 97 per cent of wild tigers in just over a century. My introduction to a tiger was via the Disney animated film, The Jungle book, and as a child I thought all tigers spoke with a British accent like Shere Khan. That was until I met a tiger at a palace in Jeddah, who had the most mesmerising eyes and stinky breath. It was chained to a pillar, and it was so miserable …

Noah is calling

… themselves and the rhinos out of business. Biology professor Anthony Barnosky reports in his book Dodging Extinction that the rate of species extinction is 32 times greater than the historical norm. That increase is directly related to the rise of human population from two billion to seven billion in one lifetime. Humans have drastically changed the planet. We poured concrete and invented chemicals, cut forests and built dams, hunted and fished, pumped oil and released sewage leaving many …

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Are humans, along with vanishing top predators, ‘the walking dead’? : Ct

… published his 2008 book “Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators,” he was interviewed as part of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Conservation Action Series. Stolzenburg said, “Science has changed dramatically. There has been a groundswell of studies showing that top (natural) predators have disproportionate power.” That is a positive power cascading to create healthy intact life support systems. Human trophy …

Can A 4°C Earth Support 10 Billion People? | ThinkProgress

By Joe Romm | June 1, 2015 “Homo sapiens is poised to become the greatest catastrophic agent since a giant asteroid collided with the Earth 65,000,000 years ago, wiping out half the world’s species in a geological instant.” So wrote anthropologist Richard Leakey in his 1995 book, “The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind.” Because of the vital dependence we have on the “ecosystem services” provided by the rest of nature, Leakey warned, “unrestrained, …