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Monday, October 6, 2008

Remedies to Drought in Kenya - IUCN focus on Mammals Extinction

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Maasai herdsmen prevent their goats from mating freely using traditional contraceptive tools. The goat population must be kept under control as water resources are getting scarce due to drought

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7648860.stm

The Pope may not share Kenyan herdsmen's views and methods.

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Meanwhile the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns that 25% of world's mammals may disappear due to man caused habitat degradation.
I propose the following link as the deputy head of IUCN is clearly pointing out a key point: the present financial crisis may keep on making headlines and divert attention from tremendous environmental crisis

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7651981.stm

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The interplay between financial rescue plans and lack of sound environmental policies is well described in

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/10/02/700bn.climate/index.html

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