Wildlife populations 'plummeting'

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Well this just stinks. :p

    "Between a quarter and a third of the world's wildlife has been lost since 1970, according to data compiled by the Zoological Society of London.

    Populations of land-based species fell by 25%, marine by 28% and freshwater by 29%, it says.

    Humans are wiping out about 1% of all other species every year, and one of the "great extinction episodes" in the Earth's history is under way, it says.

    Pollution, farming and urban expansion, over-fishing and hunting are blamed."

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    BBC NEWS | UK | Wildlife populations 'plummeting'
     
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  3. wildreef

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    wat to many of "US" matt im afraid, have always been concerned of expantion of the human population.
    it seems we're all seeing it.
    I can remember back in my early teens it was cold during the winter and always good snow fall, now it's a rareity or a fluke and gone the next day it seems.
    we really need to re-think our way of life ( all of us ) use less and clean up our messes.
    unforuteneitly it's big business that drives it , money rules the world, and
    most of the common folk like us are stuck in the middle some where.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    True!
    I pray we can turn this around by our ingenuity and our continued evolution.
    Otherwise, there is always the big meteor. :p
     
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    wildreef Stylophora

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    I love nature and it's ability to bounce back if w'ed just leave it be and let it recupe , funny how nature /plants/ocean/animals can really do well if we ( us humans ) back off.
    The simple reason why i preach "hands off" as much as possible.
    Ive lived on a farm in my younger years and the "old schoolers" as i call them
    knew what the hell they were doing.

    Sad to think what w'eve become and what we're doing in this day in age.
    ( so dam smart "we think" weve become ignorant of the real problems at hand )
     
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    Zectra Feather Duster

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    Haha. I've always thought that those older folks had some sense that I never did have, being born in the new age. I wasn't raised the same way. Although I have learned to see it the same, it wasn't always like that. Scary to think about where society is headed, but by god it's headed somewhere.