Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Jump in Deforestation Of World's Most Biodiverse Savanna Alarms Scientists

"Deforestation last year rose to the highest level since 2015 in Brazil's Cerrado, prompting scientists on Monday to raise alarm over the state of the world's most species-rich savanna, a major carbon sink that helps to stave off climate change."

Source: Reuters, 01/04/2022

"Development And Conservation Clash At Komodo National Park"

"On a dirt path, forked yellow tongue darting from its mouth, a member of the world’s largest lizard species lazes on an island in eastern Indonesia’s Komodo National Park as tourists snap photos. And about 18 miles (30 kilometers) away on another park island that harbors Komodo dragons, trees have been removed and concrete poured for new tourist facilities that have aroused the ire of residents and environmental activists."

Source: AP, 12/24/2021

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