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https://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/29/us-environment-wildlife-idUSKCN0HO2A120140929

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Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

BY TOM MILES
GENEVA Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:33pm EDT
(Reuters) - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.......

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Besides missing bees, here's another article that confirms my original post.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/35-000-walruses-crowded-together-151404142.html

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35,000 Walruses Are All Crowded Together In One Spot — And It Signals Something Ominous

AP Some 35,000 walruses gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska. Pacific walruses looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska's northwest coast. Thousands of walruses are gathered together on one of the last places they have to rest in Alaska — the shore. As the ice they typically rely on for respite between hunts has all but disappeared, the giant animals are clambering to the coast in record numbers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photographed a gathering of 35,000 of the mammals five miles north of Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.
The retreat of the Alaskan sea ice north into Arctic Ocean water has accelerated in recent years. It's bad news for the Pacific walruses, which rely on it for everything from giving birth to diving down to reach the food below.
The huge mammals have been seen gathering in large groups on the Russian side of the Chukchi Sea since 2007 . The walruses came back again in 2009, and again in 2011, when scientists counted some 30,000 of the animals along a half-mile stretch of beach near Point Lay.
“It’s another remarkable sign of the dramatic environmental conditions changing as the result of sea ice loss,” Margaret Williams, managing director of the World Wildlife Fund's Arctic program, told The Guardian.

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PROTECTING WORLD’S LAST MOUNTAIN GORILLAS AMID VIOLENCE IN DR CONGO
BY ABC News Radio | November 6, 2014
(WASHINGTON) — At the heart of the deadly 20-year-long civil war that rages in the Democratic Republic of Congo sits the home of the world’s last 800 mountain gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park.
Virunga National Park — and the human and gorilla populations that rely on it for their way of life — are locked in a struggle for their very existence against poachers and outside parties looking to exploit the park’s natural resources.
And a new documentary, Virunga, set to premiere on Netflix Friday, goes to the front lines of the battle to protect the park and tells the story of the park rangers who put their lives on the line to do so.
“Not only is it Africa’s oldest national park, it’s also home to the world’s last mountain gorillas,” said the film’s director, Orlando von Einsiedel. “But this is a park which is really people-focused. It really represents one of the best chances the region has to push forward.”
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I know, this is so sad to read. I so hope someone figures out a solution before they are extinct. 800 is such a small number.

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too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

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