Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 4, 2019

As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species 

The LA Times reports

A new United Nations report warning of a global extinction crisis identifies three parts of the world in particular danger: South America, Africa and parts of Asia.

But there are signs of struggle everywhere, notably in California. Though the state boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the United States, California has more than 300 endangered species, from the delta smelt to the birds of the Mojave Desert.

Read story at  As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species – Los Angeles Times


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  1. Caveat: And yet a recent article (SF Chronicle 6-2) written by the director of Cal Native Plant Society says this threat is bad through-out world, but notes California is a Ray of Hope: “it is the most populous (US) state..yet amid the traffic, suburban sprawl and agricultural industry… we’ve very nearly stopped plant extinction.” He goes on to write, “we’ve benefited from environmental policies previous generations put into place”… “we look forward to sharing our story at the 2020 UN Biodiversity meeting in China.”

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    • Thanks for the comment. California is doing a lot more than most other if not all states as well as most other countries. Will post more about that in the future.

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