As 5% more people every year consume shark fin soup, the number of rare sharks in the sea is dropping like the proverbial. With so many common sharks, people tend to believe that less harm is being done than the actual situation. The shark populations have dropped so low that previously endangered species have become almost extinct already.

As more people every year consume shark fin soup, the number of rare sharks in the sea continues to fall dramatically.

We have faced many losses of rainforest. To dispossess these rare species and many peoples who are rooted in their own island lands is undoubtedly the worst loss ever seen, or likely to be seen. #deforestation #rainforest #Indonesia

The beautiful and regal tiger (Panthera tigris) has nine current subspecies, three of which are extinct. Here are the six species that remain — all of which are critically endangered, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IU

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean. #sharks #sharkfinsoup #sharkfinning #sharkconservation

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean.

The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play. #amphibians #mammals

The protection of our fauna and flora is becoming one of the most important tasks of this generation, as more and more become endangered by human greed. Politics is part of the answer but initiatives such as those of the ZSL have a great part to play.

Great Apes threatened again, this time by habitat loss

After years of depredations ranging from their use for bushmeat to dwindling population and disease, African apes are now in greater danger than ever, this time from habitat loss.

Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed. #scotland #sharks #conservation

Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed.

When conservation issues are discussed, it's usually the tiger that gets the most attention. This is not helping the conservation of most sub-species, as aspects of its criminal poaching cause further decline. #tigers #endangeredspecies

When conservation issues are discussed, it's usually the tiger that gets the most attention. This is not helping the conservation of most sub-species, as aspects of its criminal poaching cause further decline.

The Indian tiger is the largest population remaining today. It is in deep trouble, like many others, because genetic isolation is taking place. One ray of hope is some increase in variation, but this could be a fault due to sampling. #tigers #India #tiger

Spot tigers in the Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Most valuable or virtually extinct?

100 Most Threatened Species Scientific Name: Brachyteles hypoxanthus Common Name: Northern muriqui Category: Primate Population: < individuals Threats To Survival: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to large-scale deforestation and selective logging

The Leatherback Strikes Back

The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the remaining species of crocodilians.

One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.

One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.

When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.

When it comes to bears, it's possible that one male will often father many of the cubs in an area. This bear shows us this is indeed possible, and could be true for several species with limited distribution possibilities.

Pacific conservation measures for bigeye tuna are urgently needed

The variety of fishing techniques used in the Pacific means that BET (bigeye tuna) biomass is soon going to dip below the maximum sustainable yield levels.

Shark finning in the EU!

As more people every year consume shark fin soup, the number of rare sharks in the sea continues to fall dramatically.

Bird Conservation: A History

A history of bird conservation. The most well-known bird conservation organization is the Audubon Society.

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