NYT article Only 450 remain. Solutions: weaker ropes for lobster traps, more regulations to prevent ships from hitting them , and reducing climate change.
"We must curb the high risk trade and consumption of wildlife, halt deforestation and land conversion, as well as manage food production sustainably."
"If we do not do things differently, we are finished," she said. "We can't go on very much longer like this."-Jane Goodall
"destructive human pressures such as climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, population growth, and wildlife trade, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions"
"approximately 173 species went extinct between 2001 and 2014, which "is 25 times more extinct species than you would expect"
“The vaccine for Covid-19 was natural habitat,” Dr. Ceballos said. “The pandemic is a great example of how badly we’ve treated nature.”
This is due to habitat loss and hunting for food. This report from back in October is reinforced by the new reports that over 1 million species are at risk. Our ability to eat and survive is threatened.
Over 57 Whales have been killed by plastics and/or pollution near the Phillipines.