Plant crisis

One species, homo rapiens is wiping other species in the so-called ‘sixth extinction’. News reports tend to focus on larger fauna but we ignore at our peril the decimation of the world’s flora. One in five plant species are now at risk of extinction from climate change, invasive species or other causes, according to a new report (June 2016) from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. The report also found that one tenth of plant-friendly habitats are highly vulnerable to climate change.

https://stateoftheworldsplants.com/report/sotwp_2016.pdf

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Sheep overgrazing & rewilding UK uplands

Some useful data about the four-legged ‘locusts’ that are overstocked on many uplands:

The National Sheep Association (NSA) recently published a report entitled The Wider Consequences of the Introduction of Eurasian Lynx to the UK. In the report, the NSA…
REWILDINGBRITAIN.ORG.UK

Film on mass extinction

This looks like a film to rival Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’. Indeed the ‘Sixth Extinction could well continue in a ‘low carbon economy’. Its development is indeed urgent but far from enough:

http://racingextinction.com/the-film/…

Hopefully local Green Party branches and other groups will organise screenings.

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.
RACINGEXTINCTION.COM