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Re: THE Biodiversity thread Pt. 2(merged)

Unread postPosted: Fri 25 May 2018, 05:53:48
by Newfie
Yes, it is quite interesting if not alarming.

A very, very different view of the living world.

We are such a tiny spec in the whole chain of life.

It redefines biodiversity for me.

Re: THE Biodiversity thread Pt. 2(merged)

Unread postPosted: Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:26:31
by dohboi
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... se-britain

Chris Packham warns of 'ecological apocalypse' in Britain

Springwatch presenter says Britain is increasingly ‘a green and unpleasant land’



Birdwatchers have noticed the skies are particularly lacking swifts this year, a summer migrant that is declining at an increasing rate – 51% over 20 years but 25% in the five years to 2015.

Swifts are usually seen in 38% of the bird sightings logged with the British Trust for Ornithology in early June. This year they account for just 31%.

Re: THE Biodiversity thread Pt. 2(merged)

Unread postPosted: Sun 17 Jun 2018, 11:22:32
by dohboi
Britain's insects in catastrophic decline

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... on-decline
Our creepy crawlies may have unsettling looks but they lie at the foot of a wildlife food chain that makes them vitally important to the makeup and nature of the countryside. They are “the little things that run the world” according to the distinguished Harvard biologist Edward O Wilson, who once observed:

“If all humankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”