“An estimated 380,000 species are as much at risk of disappearing as the planets mammals and ever more our plants are under threat.”
Photos: English Bluebells.
‘This study confirms what we suspected that plants are under threat and the main cause is human-induced habitat loss said,’ Professor Stephen Hopper director of the Royal botanic Gardens in Kew west London.
‘We cannot sit back and watch plant species disappear.’
Plants are the basis of all life on Earth providing clean air, water, food, and fuel.
All animal and bird life depends on them and so do we.
Human activities including the destruction of the Atlantic rain-forest in South America, slash-and-burn land clearance in Madagascar, palm oil plantations in Indonesia.
And intensive agriculture in Europe and the US are to blame scientists warned. -
‘‘They are the foundation of biodiversity and their significance in uncertain climatic, economic and political times has been over-looked for far too long.”
The study – The Sampled Red List Index for Plants compiled by Kew. The Natural History Museum and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
‘Shows that 80,000 to 100,000 plants could be at risk of extinction – More than 50 times the species native to Britain.’
Researchers looked at five major groups – mosses ferns conifers flowering plants such as orchids and grasses and legumes.
They found that 22 per cent of them were critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
‘Even the humble snowdrop will be killed off.’ – Most threatened species were in tropical rainforests.
2010: – ‘‘The study comes just weeks before world governments meet in Nagoya Japan to discuss global wildlife and habitats and set new targets on protecting biodiversity over the next decade.”
London – Check and see exactly what you could be doing to help in some small way – Log into - http://www.ProtectOurPonds.org.uk
Striking enjoyable serene dainty little black head wings and tail.
Orange – Red chest mottled brown back, white sides neck wings and rump.
Flicking their tiny wings. In Spring darker than Whinchats. ‘Dancing liquid song and flight.’
Alluring admirable loud call sounding like two stones tapped together.
Help Stonechats: Autumn seeds berries.
Need: Dense shrubs gorse to build a nest of grass moss lined with hair wool feathers.
Grassland and available wasteland.
Little tiny Stonechats – ? Morose Bleakness. – “Numbers Unknown…”
‘‘We are in dire need of Garden Songbirds they eat billions of our slugs bugs spiders caterpillars flies moths insect pests.”
Were obligated to help them in this OUR – Senseless sublime ‘folly.’ Just like the bees. Songbirds do so much for ‘us.’ Just like the Bees.
This websites aim is to make a wider range of people aware of the dwindling numbers of Songbirds due to predation (killing) from other birds, animals.
“Songbirds such as larks blackbirds linnets finches thrushes pipits wrens redstarts tits warblers wagtails skylarks woodlarks are just some of over a hundred different species that were once a beautiful part of nature. Adding to nature’s and our own wonderful soundscape.”
Roger Tory Peterson – “Garden Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.” – But – Will ‘we’ listen…
Stonechat – ‘We are in dire need of Garden Songbirds - They consume eating billions of our unwanted slugs, snails, creepy crawlies, leather jackets, insects, bugs, beetles, aphids, gnats, caterpillars, spiders, pests. Etc.’
Their help we humans need in eating and clearing up all ‘our’ unwanted pests moths flies and a myriad of creepy crawlies we don’t want – “Cleaning our soil of all trash viruses.” All without pellets or spraying out billions of tons of chemicals.
“Obligated to Help ‘Save’ them – Just like the Bees. Extinction – !”
‘Human Activities’ – 380,000 Species – 80,000-100,000 Vanishing Plants… All At Extinction Risk! – “Threat to Our and All Life on Earth!”
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