Dear Friends of Wildlife
On the brink? A new report by the UN Environment Programme’s Chief Scientist, Prof Joseph Alcamo, states, “Since 1970 we have reduced animal populations by 30%, the area of mangroves and sea grasses by 20% and the coverage of living corals by 40%. These are clearly unsustainable”.
What on earth is going on?
This is the Year of Biodiversity! We are supposed to have halted the decline in biodiversity loss by 2010 but what with palm oil, oil spills, deforestation, the bushmeat trade, our addiction to beef etc., it looks like we have failed and it is, of course, wildlife and habitats that suffer.
Check out the ‘Homeless Animals’ campaign on Born Free’s website for some thought-provoking images by top photographer, George Logan, and Steve and Katy, the Creative Team at WCRS.
Please send this to everyone you know – it is not too late.