No. 279, March 30, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Bats face numerous threats, but new research has found a serious one that’s been largely overlooked in conservation: hunting.
Nearly two dozen experts from around the world have issued a call to action to protect freshwater biodiversity. Here’s why it’s so important.
The Allegheny Plateau overlies two shale formations that have been heavily exploited for fracking, which is putting vital ecosystems in danger. Read more about the biodiversity risks in our latest Protect This Place.
From the archives:
Snails have a lot to teach us about the extinction crisis.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. US Electricity From Renewables Surpasses Coal for First Time (The Hill)
2. Mexico Faces Sanctions for Not Protecting Endangered Porpoise (AP)
3. Thousands of Pounds of ‘Forever Chemicals’ Have Been Injected Into Texas Oil and Gas Wells, Study Finds (Floodlight)
4. Want to Sequester Carbon? Save Wild Animals (Grist)
5. High Concentrations of DDT Found Across Vast Swath of California Seafloor (The Guardian)
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Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features, Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
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Tomorrow we’ll look at how climate grief can fuel activism.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.