Extinction – China’s Relentless Building and Crush of Biodiversity

I just read this headline as I was searching for names of higher educational programs under the guise of environmental science, ecology and extinction.  

The primate extinction crisis in China: immediate challenges and a way forward

I had to get up and walk out of the library. Beyond disgusted and upset. I am horrified. 

https://www.eprc.asia/langurs/

“China is facing an unprecedented set of challenges in balancing the effects of economic development and global climate change with environmental protection and maintaining biodiversity. Although positive steps have been undertaken to remedy this situation, currently 80% of China’s 25 extant primate species are threatened, 15–18 species have population sizes of less than 3000 individuals, and two species of gibbons and one species of langur have been extirpated over the past few decades. Today, virtually all species of primates in China inhabit fragmented landscapes….”

White-handed Gibbons Now Presumed ‘Extinct’ In China, Forest Survey Shows

“China’s fauna exhibits a unique diversity of apes. Unfortunately, the apes are more strongly endangered by extinction in China than in any other country. A research team assembled by anthropologists of Zurich University now conclude that another ape species has just become extinct in China’s Yunnan province.”

White-Handed Gibbon (Lar Gibbon)

The white-handed, or lar gibbon, or indeed the white-cheeked gibbon, is a primate found in the forests of South and Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and possibly China. It is one of the best-known gibbon species in the world.

They say ‘possibly’ China, because it has already had its habitat mowed over. 

global mind pull, attraction globale de l’esprit, globaler Gedankenzug, atracción de la mente global

I wrote this in my digesthis blog earlier today.

https://globalmindpool.org

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Aspiring writer, artist, musician and composer who was born and raised in the United States and has resided in several European countries. Communication is my forte; both through using various tools and in approaching people of divers backgrounds to gather information. Speak conversational - advanced intermediate - French, German and Spanish. Love interacting with people in cultural centers as much as going to remote places to learn more about the different creatures that share our planet. Love of the outdoors and of a variety of outdoor sports. Driven to learn and expand my own consciousness and understanding through curiosity and love of life. Creative skills merge with analytical ones, leading to an interest in a myriad of topics; ranging from politics, economics, science to environmental. Motivated to use my art, music and writing to support and educate people towards humane practices that support and respect all of life, including practices supporting a healthy planet.

One Response to Extinction – China’s Relentless Building and Crush of Biodiversity

  1. Pingback: Horror Spilling to Grief > Not Halloween Horror, Reality | Insect Armageddon  |  Don’t Choose Extinction | Carolkeiter's Blog

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