Tag: protected land areas

To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

A pair of leading scientists is calling on the global community to spend the next few decades working toward formal protections for at least half of the world’s oceans and lands, warning that as the human population nears its projected 10 billion by mid-century, several species will face a heightened threat of extinction.

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A Call To Protect Much More Land and Sea From Human Encroachment

Written by on September 16, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
A Call To Protect Much More Land and Sea From Human Encroachment

A noted figure in the science world has paired with a colleague to pen an editorial for the journal Science. Jonathan Baillie, executive VP and chief scientist at the National Geographic Society and Ya-Ping Zhang with the Chinese Academy of Sciences have published a paper strongly supporting the idea of establishing many more land and sea areas as protected sites. Failure to do so, they warn, could spell doom for many species, perhaps including our own.

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