Posted on July 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The spotted turtle is one of 53 species that may gain protection of the Endangered Species Act. Photo courtesy Mike Rubbo/New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Protection sought for 53 species
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Saying that many amphibians and reptiles are living on the “knife edge” of extinction, conservation advocates last week petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider Endangered Species Act protection for 53 species of snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders. (more…)
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Posted on May 22, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Golden toads were discovered in Coata Rica in 1966. None have been seen since 1989, despite intensive surveys. They are presumed extinct. PHOTO COURTESY U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE.
Amid urgent threats to planet’s biodiversity, scientists and citizens team up to locate species
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Around the world on May 22, citizens and scientists participated in an effort to document as many plants and animals as they could in a global Bioblitz on World Biodiversity day. The goal is to highlight the planet’s biodiversity even as it dwindles, and to raise awareness about the serious threats to the web of life that sustains us all.
And 2010 has also been designated as the International Year of Biodiversity by the United Nations Environmental Programme. Learn more about the economics of biodiversity here.
National Geographic has some great Bioblitz information online here, and Twitter has a lively BioBlitz thread here. (more…)
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