69% Decline In Wildlife – WWF, New Zealand’s Livestock Tax, Nature Have A Legal Status In Spain, Bolivia & Ecuador – News Round Up

October 16, 2022
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1.Beavers are a protected species in England now. To capture or kill beaver is illegal as they are known “ecosystem engineers“ by ecologists.

2. Animals, trees & rivers are to be given legal status. In Spain, Bolivia & Ecuador they are to be treated as a person. Already a n endangered lagoon is granted the status of a living being.

3. Climate crisis topped with Lithium mining in South America are impacting the threatened flamingo species. Bright flamingo flocks are called a’ flamboyance’- but as their wetlands, foraging, nesting grounds now shrink, these birds are growing vulnerable.

4. New Zealand proposes to tax livestock burps, farts. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said the levy would be the first of its kind in the world. Gasses naturally emitted by New Zealand’s 6.2 million cows are among the country’s biggest environmental threats.

5. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) recently released its ‘Living Planet Report 2022’. This finds a 69% decline in wildlife population between1970 & 2018. The crisis is caused by the Anthropocene, known as the era of sprawling human impacts, extending from heating Earth’s atmosphere to making oceans acidic & destroying habitat.

Govind Tekale

Embarking on a new journey post-retirement, Govind, once a dedicated teacher, has transformed his enduring passion for current affairs and general knowledge into a conduit for expression through writing. His historical love affair with reading, which borders on addiction, has evolved into a medium to articulate his thoughts and disseminate vital information. Govind pens down his insights on a myriad of crucial topics, including the environment, wildlife, energy, sustainability, and health, weaving through every aspect that is quintessential for both our existence and that of our planet. His writings not only mirror his profound understanding and curiosity but also serve as a valuable resource, offering a deep dive into issues that are critical to our collective future and well-being.

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