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Biodiversity Loss and Scale

“Science counts species on brink.” BBC News U.K. Edition, Article: 17 November 2004.

“One in Four Bird Species Could Disappear by Century’s End.” Pegg, J.R. Environment News Service, Article: 16 December 2004.

“Canada Proposes to List 43 More Species at Risk.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 16 May 2005. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2005/2005-05-16-03.asp

“76 Species to be added to Canada’s ‘At Risk’ List.” CBC News, Press Release: 22 October 2004. http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/22/sara041022.html

“Exposed! EU destroying deep sea life.” Greenpeace, Press Release: 18 October 2004. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/eu-destroying-deep-sea-life

“Extinction Forecast for One-Quarter of all Primates.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 7 April 2005. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2005/2005-04-07-03.asp

“Extinction on the Horizon for One-Fifth of All Bird Species.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 1 June 2005.

“Antarctic species short of food, warming cited.” MSNBC, Press Release: 3 November 2004. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6398305/

“INSIGHTS: Human Activities Cause of Current Extinction Crisis.” Wilson, E., P. Erlich, S. Pimm, P. Raven, G. Orians, J Diamond. H. Mooney, D. Simberloff, D. Wilcove and J. Carlton. Environment News Service, Letter to Congress: 19 May 2005.

“One in Five British Wild Plants Threatened with Extinction.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 13 May 2005.

“The Sixth Great Extinction: A Status Report.” Larsen, Janet. Earth Policy Institute, Report: 2 March 2004. http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/Update35.htm

“Status of Primate Species, 2000.” Earth Policy Institute, Table: 2000. http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/Update7_data.htm

“Report Confirms Sharks Disappearing off Costa Rica.”  Pretoma, Press Release: 07 June 2005. http://www.tortugamarina.org/content/view/150/1/lang,en/

“Rule Delays Doom Right Whale to Extinction, Top Advisor Says.” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, News Release: 8 June 2005.

Youth, Howard. “Wetlands Drying up.” Vital Signs 2005 (2005): 90-92.

“Deep-sea trawling’s ‘great harm’” Black, Richard. BBC News, Article: 6 October 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3719590.stm

“Study sees far deeper species extinction.” MSNBC, News Release: 9 September 2004. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5951649/

“The polluted planet: Alarm as global study finds one-third of amphibians face extinction.” Connor, Steve. The Independent, Article: 15 October 2004.

“A new warning for Earth’s Biodiversity.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 18 November 2003. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2003/2003-11-18-10.asp

“Climate Change Forecast to Extinguish One Million Species.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 8 January 2004.

“Climate Change one of many threats to Coral Reefs.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 17 February 2004.

“Cod could vanish from World’s Oceans within 15 years.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 19 May 2004.

“Ecosystems Depend on Wide Diversity of Species.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 25 April 2002. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2002/2002-04-25-09.asp#anchor4

“Great Ape Extinction Focus of Emergency UN Meeting.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 26 November 2003.

“Half the World’s Nature Reserves Heavily Farmed.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 8 May 2001. http://ens-newswire.com/ens/may2001/2001-05-08-07.asp

“Human Actions Threaten All Ocean Life, Scientists Warn.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 16 February 2004.

“Human Population Growth Driving Carnivores to Extinction.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 13 July 2004.

“One in ten Tree Species at Risk of Extinction.” Environmental News Service, Press Release: 4 August 2003. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2003/2003-08-04-01.asp

“Polar bears roam Arctic Ice on Borrowed Time.” TerraDaily, Press Release: 28 July 2004. http://www.terradaily.com/2004/040728025901.hzoy48ym.html

“Transgenic Fish May Cause Extinction of Natural Species.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 25 February 2004.

“Great Fish going the way of the Dinosaur.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 14 May 2003. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2003/2003-05-14-03.asp

Proposed Solution

“Extinction Crisis of Primary Concern at IUCN Congress.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 18 November 2004.

“Iberian Lynx in Immediate Danger of Extinction.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 9 March 2005. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2005/2005-03-09-03.asp

“Billion Dollar Census of Marine Life Pays Off.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 24 November 2004. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2004/2004-11-24-03.asp

“Biodiversity for Food Security Theme of World Food Day.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 15 October 2004.

“CITES ends, real work begins.” Greenpeace International, Press Release: 14 October 2004. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/press/releases/cites-ends-real-work-begins

“Recreational fishing harms threatened species.” New Scientist, Press Release: 26 August 2004. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6332

“Conserve populations not just species, ecologists say.” CBC News, Press Release: 4 May 2002. http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/05/03/endangered_spp020503

Additional Solutions

“Biodiversity Hotspots.” Center for Applied Biodiversity. Conservation International. http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/

“Biotech crop Safety Tests flawed, new scientific paper shows.” Friends of the Earth International, Press Release: 16 November 2004.

“Borneo’s Unique Wildlife at Risk of Illegal Trade, Logging.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 29 April 2005.

“Forest’s Colorful Jewels in a Fight for Their Lives.” Whitaker, Barbara. New York Times, Article: 17 May 2005.

“Threatened species concentrated in fraction of Earth’s surface.” Vidal, John. The Guardian, Article: 2 February 2005.

“Effects of Cod Collapse Trickle down Food Chain.” CBC News, Press Release: 9 Jun 2005. http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2005/06/09/cod-foodchain050609.html

“Feds Ignore Evidence that Biotech Corn Can Produce Allergies.” Environment News Service, 16 November 2004. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2004/2004-11-16-03.asp

“Humans Undermining the Very Biodiversity Needed for Survival.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 24 May 2005.

“Higher levels of mercury seen polluting region.” Daley, Beth. Boston Globe, Article: 8 March 2005. http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2005/03/08/higher_levels_of_mercury_seen_polluting_region/

“Renewed Golden Rice hype is propaganda for genetic engineering industry.” Greenpeace International, Press Release: 21 March 2005.

“U.S. Reefs Need Help Now Ocean Scientists Warn.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 22 March 2005. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2005/2005-03-22-09.asp#anchor7

Ewing, R., J. Kostyack, D. Chen, B. Stein and M Ernst. “Endangered by Sprawl: How Runaway Development Threatens American’s Wildlife.” National Wildlife Federation, Smart Growth American and NatureServe. Washington, D.C., January 2005.
“A Warm Unwelcome: Seabirds suffer as climate change unravels North Sea food web.” Schuman, Audrey. Grist Magazine, Article: 25 January 2005.

“Worldwide Register of Genetic Contamination Introduced.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 1 June 2005.

“Fossils Show link between Global Warming, Genetic Diversity.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 9 September 2004.

“Illicit Wildlife Trade Organized and Dangerous, CITES Told.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 5 October 2004.

“Pollution triggers bizarre behaviour in animals.” Coghlan, Andy. New Scientist, Article: 03 September 2004. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6343

“Soil chemistry Key to Keeping Forest Diversity.” Environment News Service, News Release: 11 August 2004. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2004/2004-08-11-09.asp#anchor7

“WWF Announces ‘10 Most Wanted Species’” Janicke, Sarah. Environmental Media Services, Press Release: 9 September 2004. http://www.ems.org/nws/2004/09/09/wwf_announces_10

Liu, J., G. Daily, P. Ehrlich and G. Luck. “Effects of  household dynamics on resource consumption and biodiversity.” Nature 421.6922 (2003): 530-533.
“Global Bycatch Nets Some 308,000 Cetaceans a Year.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 12 June 2003.

“Biodiversity May Need Millions of Years to Recover.” Lazaroff, Cat. Environment News Service, Press Release: 3 January 2002.

“Darwinian Shift: Survival of the Smallest.” Spotts, Peter. The Christian Science Monitor, Article: 20 May 2004. http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0520/p15s01-sten.html

“Wildlife Scientists Cut out of Loop on Pesticide Use Decisions.” Defenders of Wildlife, Press Release: 29 July 2004.

“Shrimp farms ‘harm poor nations.’” BBC News, Press Release: 19 May 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3728019.stm

“Survey Warns Plan Database Falling Behind.” Environment News Service, Press Release: 8 June 2004. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2004/2004-06-08-09.asp#anchor7

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