Resources — species habitat

Plastic kills more than just people

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In the last few months, the effects upon wildlife that come from eating, or becoming entangled in, plastic debris have been reported more widely and more often than ever before, leading to public outcry and protests. These tragic events should come as no surprise: there are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating through the world’s seas where it threatens 700 marine species with its presence. Further, there is growing evidence that plastics play a role in rising rates of species extinctions. But entangling or lodging inside the digestive tract of an unfortunate victim, like whales and other marine mammals,...

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Why protecting the forests matter?

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– THE DIRE STATE OF DEFORESTATION – Deforestation emits 3 billion tonnes of carbon a year on average – more than all cars and trucks on the planet combined. Over the last two years, we’ve been losing 40 football fields of tropical forests every minute. Forests’ incredible carbon storage capacity is not just due to trees storing carbon in their trunks, leaves, and roots – forest soils often store as much carbon as the trees themselves. It’s because a forest is far more than just a bunch of trees: it’s wildlife, plants, insects, other living things, and even dead trees...

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Why is using less paper crucial?

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Loss Of Habitat 80% of the world’s land animals and plants live in the forest, potentially causing a habitat loss for millions of species. This could mean animals become extinct from the lack of shelter and protection causing a crash in our Biodiversity. The world’s Biodiversity provides us with our food, soil, clean water and provides us with medicine; without it we wouldn’t last long. Another possible outcome is that more animals will take to the streets searching for food and a place to stay. What this means for you is that you may find more bears, foxes, coyotes and...

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