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January 2017: Record Rare Behavior of Thousands of Birds in the World

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Several videos record the rare behavior of thousands of birds that fly completely aimlessly, disoriented.

Following is a follow up on the page “The Animal Kingdom News” of this striking behavior of thousands of birds that fly in droves completely disoriented, captured from different parts of the world.

Will they be in the process of migration? Could it be that they have lost their power supply and fly in disorientation in search of this? Do they foreshadow changes in the climate? Some phenomenon not perceived by humans, but if they are frightened by them?

70,000 Birds Slaughtered To Clear Skies For Our Airplanes! Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Despite culling, bird strikes have increased

Nearby Kennedy Airport lies beneath a major migratory route for many bird species. The airport has also seen a significant increase in bird strikes.

In the wake of this widespread avian slaughter and it’s apparent ineffectiveness, opponents state that airport officials should find alternative measures to protect pilots and their passengers.

Jeffrey Kramer, a volunteer for GooseWatch NYC, believes that more efficient radar systems should be employed.

These would detect and avoid problematic flocks. “There has to be a long-term solution that doesn’t rely so extensively on killing birds and also keeps us safe in the sky.”

Airport officials say skies are safer without birds….and the Earth would be safer without humans?

How do you feel about the mass-slaughter of all these birds? Is it justifiable?

More on:

http://www.thealternativedaily.com/70000-birds-slaughtered-for-airplanes/

 

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist!!

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.

The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth’s history. Planet Earth is now experiencing its sixth mass extinction event and Homo sapiens is the cause. Moreover, this mass extinction event is accelerating and is so comprehensive in its impact that the piecemeal measures being taken by the United Nations, international agencies and governments constitute a tokenism that is breathtaking in the extreme.

And it is no longer the case that mainly ‘invisible’ species are vanishing: those insects, amphibians and small animals about which you had never even heard, assuming they have been identified and given a name by humans.

You and I are on the brink of driving to extinction some of the most iconic species alive today. For a photo gallery of threatened species, some of which are ‘critically endangered’, see ‘World’s wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans – in pictures’.

If you want to read more about some aspects of the extinction threat, you can do so in these recent reports: ‘World Wildlife Crime Report: Trafficking in protected species’ and ‘2016 Living Planet Report’  which includes these words: ‘The main statistic from the report … shows a 58% decline between 1970 and 2012. This means that, on average, animal populations are roughly half the size they were 42 years ago.’

And if you want to read just one aspect of what is happening in the world’s oceans, this recent UN report will give you something to ponder: ‘New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions’. 

TO BE CONTINUED ON

GLOBAL RESEARCH

Birds maintain rare plant species, study finds

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , on November 11, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Fruit-eating birds play an important role in maintaining rare plant species, say researchers from Penn State and Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina. Credit: Tomás Carlo / Penn State

Outside of human influences, why do rare plant species persist instead of dwindling away to extinction?

It’s a question that has plagued ecologists for centuries. Now, for the first time, scientists at Penn State and Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina, demonstrate that fruit-eating birds play an important role in maintaining rare plant species.

The Answer on

http://m.phys.org/news/2016-11-birds-rare-species.html

Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians & reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on November 3, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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OSLO (Reuters) – Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

An index compiled with data from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 percent from 1970 to 2012 and would fall 67 percent by 2020 on current trends, the WWF said in a report.

The decline is yet another sign that people have become the driving force for change on Earth, ushering in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a term derived from “anthropos”, the Greek for “human” and “-cene” denoting a geological period.

To be continued on

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wildlife-populations-plunge-almost-60-percent-since-1970-000904325.html

We are now in the 6th massive extinction

https://theboldcorsicanflame.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/we-are-on-the-brink-of-a-sixth-great-extinction-as-plants-and-animals-die-out-1000-times-faster-than-before-humans-arrived/

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY 2016, EARLIER THAN EVER

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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On August 8th 2016, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year according to the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank led by Club of Rome memberMathis Wackernagel.

Since 1970, Earth Overshoot Day has been changing date with a general tendency to come earlier in the year, this year will be a record though.

But there is some good news too and plenty of opportunities to act for reducing humanity’s ecological footprint.

#Pledgefortheplanet and read more about overshoot day and what you can do about it here:

http://www.overshootday.org/

 

All Of A Sudden, Fish Are Dying By The MILLIONS All Over The Planet

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Why are millions upon millions of dead sea creatures suddenly washing up on beaches all over the world?  It is certainly not unusual for fish and other inhabitants of our oceans to die.  This happens all the time.

But over the past month we have seen a series of extremely alarming mass death incidents all over the planet.  As you will see below, many of these mass death incidents have involved more than 30 tons of fish.

In places such as Chile and Vietnam, it has already gotten to the level where it has started to become a major national crisis.  People see their coastlines absolutely buried in dead sea creatures, and they are starting to freak out.

For example, just check out what is going on in Chile right now.  The following comes from a Smithsonian Magazine article entitled “Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?“…

TO BE CONTINUED ON

All Of A Sudden, Fish Are Dying By The MILLIONS All Over The Planet

 

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