Species increasingly jeopardized by global warming.
In listing the top most threatened species for 2010, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) experts in Scotland, United Kingdom have included some well-known animals such as polar bears, butterflies and tigers but have also now added the Pacific walrus, the giant panda and the blue-fin tuna.
All of these species are at greater risk than before due to climate change and related deforestation as well as illegal hunting. With Scotland having declared an ambitious 42% emissions reduction goal for 2020, WWF Scotland Director Dr. Richard Dixon said, “We have a window of opportunity in which to step up and pull back some of the world’s most splendid animals from the brink of extinction.”
He went on to encourage more actions that do not wait for global climate agreements, saying that local governments can work toward green goals that also create jobs and improve lives.Many thanks, Dr. Dixon, World Wildlife Fund Scotland and the Scottish government for your endeavors to both inform and mitigate human-caused environmental damage.
May leaders at all levels heed the call to preserve these precious beings so that they may continue to grace our Earth with their presence. In her ongoing concern for the welfare of all beings, Supreme Master Ching Hai once again addressed the imperiled situation of our animal co-inhabitants during an August 2008 videoconference with our Canadian Association members.
Supreme Master Ching Hai : They are trying their best to sound the warning bell, warning by disease, and even death en masse, but I don’t know how many of us are listening. They are trying to help us, but we are trying to kill them. It’s a very sad affair. We humans have to do everything we can, not waiting for the animals. They are already dying, dying, dying. Numerous are dying every day. http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/2403/ http://scotland.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/about_wwf_scotland/Intensive farming practices harm British bee populations.
So many other signs in nature, so many animal signs, but we have to listen. It’s not the animals. It’s us.
We just have to remind everybody to be veg and to be kind to the animals. That's the only way we can protect them.
In a study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity, a team of scientists from across the United Kingdom link intensive farming techniques with worrisome declines in wild bumblebee populations.
They focused on the common carder bumblebee, which (NFT Bombus pascuorum) plays an important role in the pollination of many crops. The researchers discovered that the decline of wild habitats through intensive farming practices not only reduces wildflowers that are necessary to the bumblebees but also harms other animal species such as butterflies and birds.
British scientists, we thank you for sharing these findings about the vital bumblebee. Let us all turn to sustainable lifestyles to ensure the welfare of our bee co-inhabitants and all treasured biodiversity. Supreme Master Ching Hai has often spoken of the need to shift toward organic vegan farming practices to sustain our environment, as in a July 2008 videoconference with our Association members in California, USA.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Organic farming is the best. It’s the ideal for health and the planet. When I say planet, I mean for all the inhabitants, the bees and insects and animals alike. http://gazettebw.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4874:british-bee-decline-linked-to-intensive-farming-methods&catid=17:world-news&Itemid=2Extra News
Because if we’re using chemicals, then of course they’re going to die out, sooner or later, big and small. That’s why the bees are disappearing. We have been destroying this ecosystem. It’s a very sad affair. The government has to employ another kind of farming technique.
Otherwise, not just bee colonies collapse, many other useful insects and helpful animals, they will be dying out. They’re dying out every day now, a lot of them.
We got to pray for Heaven’s help. And if you can, tell the farmers, tell the government to change it. We use only beneficial products for agriculture. Otherwise we will have nothing left.
Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry launches a US$300 million “Cash for Clunkers” program that reimburses each person trading in an older car for a newer, more fuel-efficient Russian made vehicle. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091231/157431726.html
South Korean Ambassador Im Hong Jae announces a US$9 million donation to assist Âu Lạc (Vietnam) in addressing climate change through improvements in water supply, water treatment and public transportation. http://www.monre.gov.vn/monreNet/Default.aspx?tabid=258&idmid=&ItemID=78149
To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, Mayor Boris Johnson of London, UK initiates the Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan, which will install 25,000 charging locations by 2015 so that all residents are within a mile of a recharging station. http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/article/3023 http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/12/every-londoner-electric-vehicle-charging.php