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[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="An oiled bird struggles to get over a boom in the middle of the Gulf oil spill. AP Photo"][/caption] Stuart Pimm is interviewed by the Endangered Species Coalition about the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Listen to this podcast (with intro
It is unlikely that world governments will keep their pledge to protect 10 percent of every ecological region by 2010, according to a new study published in Biological Conservation. This goal is just one of many agreed upon by world governments through the Convention on Biological Diversity. With less than a year to the goal’s deadline, the study found that half of the world’s ecoregions are currently below the 10 percent threshold. Click to enlarge Percent of each ecoregion protected. (a)