Forests worth $5 trillion per year – conservation links for Oct 4, 2010

$5,000,000,000,000: The cost each year of vanishing rainforest The Independent
British researchers set out the economic impact of species destruction – and their findings are changing world’s approach to global warming.

Common sense and the tiger Himal Southasian
Contrary to the recent hubbub over the ‘discovery’ of tigers living at high altitudes in Bhutan, a Nepali wildlife biologist made this finding almost a decade ago – but never received credit.

Biodiversity 100: actions for Asia The Guardian
Some of Asia’s pressing issues are shark finning, South Korea’s four rivers project and China’s wildlife protection legislation.

Biodiversity 100: actions for the Americas The Guardian
Preservation of rainforest dominates in South America, plus the threatened woodland caribou in Canada and vaquita in Mexico.

Biodiversity 100: actions for Australia The Guardian
Recommendations for Australia focus on invasive plants and fish that damage native populations.

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 The Guardian
A fulmer dives, a deer stag bellows, a swarm of monarch butterflies drink, and a carcal takes refuge up a tree – all of these animals feature in this year’s Veolia Environnement wildlife photographer of the year which opens at the Natural History Museum on October 22.

Author: Mongabay

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