Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Factory Fishing In Antarctica For Krill Threatens A Fragile Ecosystem

"The Antarctic Endeavour glides across the water’s silky surface as dozens of fin whales spray rainbows from their blowholes into a fairy tale icescape of massive glaciers. But as a patrol of environmentalists approaches the Chilean super trawler in an inflatable boat, the cruder realities of modern industrial fishing come into view."

Source: AP, 10/17/2023

Warming And Habitat Loss Shrink Pollinator Numbers, Threaten Coffee, Cocoa

"Changes in the climate and land use are combining to dramatically shrink the numbers of insects pollinating key tropical crops. As those problems interwine and intensify, it likely will hit coffee lovers right in the mug, according to a new study."

Source: AP, 10/13/2023

Kew’s ‘State of the World’s Plants and Fungi’ Report Warns Of Extinctions

"The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s “State of the World’s Plants and Fungi” report assesses our current knowledge of plants and fungal diversity, the threats they face and how to protect them. The report warns that many plant and fungal species, 45% of documented flowering plants and half of all analyzed fungi risk extinction (though less than 0.4% of identified fungi have been assessed for extinction to date)."

Source: Mongabay, 10/12/2023


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