Tag Archive for 'International Union for conservation of Nature'

Consumers in developed countries drive biodiversity loss elsewhere

June 10th, 2012 by Nature

A comprehensive analysis of endangered species threat records and of international trade patterns shows how consumers in developed countries drive biodiversity threats in developing countries. The study, International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations, published in Nature on 7 June 2012, reveals that, excluding invasive species, 30% of global species threats are due to […]

Questions answered about ocean acidification

November 10th, 2010 by UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Ocean acidification, the lowering of the ocean’s pH as a result of manmade CO₂ emissions, could have profound impacts on marine life and the valuable services it provides humankind. Latest evidence shows that seawater chemistry is already changing and only a large and rapid reduction of fossil fuel use and deforestation can help restore ocean’s […]