Category «Autumn 2019»

Veganism and Sustainability in the News

A roundup of some of the main news stories over the past few months   By Bronwyn Slater   Amazon in Flames More than 2000 fires were raging in the Brazilian Amazon during August.  These fires happen every year.  Most are started deliberately in order to clear land for cattle grazing.  You can read more …

Amazon Fires: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

By Bronwyn Slater     More than 26,000 fires ravaged Brazil’s rainforest during the month of August – the highest number of fires since 2010.  Satellite images of the fires caught the attention of news outlets around the world, with the story garnering headlines for many days. There are annual burns in Brazil during the …

Unsustainable Fishing and Hunting for Bushmeat Driving Iconic Species to Extinction

Unsustainable fishing and hunting for bushmeat is driving iconic species to extinction – According to the latest IUCN Red List  Gland, Switzerland, 18 July 2019, International Union for the Conservation of Nature    Overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction, while hunting for bushmeat and habitat loss have led to …