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Earth Day: Species at risk
A look at vulnerable species that play a key role in their ecosystems and face endangerment from human activity, as highlighted by the Earth Day campaign.
EU-PESTICIDES/
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29 Apr. 2013
To commemorate Earth Day in 2019, the organizing network... more
EU-PESTICIDES/
RTXZ3DM
29 Apr. 2013
Vienna, Austria
To commemorate Earth Day in 2019, the organizing network has identified 14 species that are key to their ecosystems and face endangerment from human activity, including...

BEES: Worldwide populations of these insects are in decline, as they face threats from the use of pesticides, neonicotinoids and GMOs, as well as climate change, habitat loss, pests and disease. Beekeepers in the U.S. and Europe have reported annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher in the last decade, and in America, one in four wild bee species is at risk of going extinct. A colony of 25,000 bees can pollinate 250 million flowers in one day, making them an irreplaceable link in ecosystems and agricultural production.

REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
TANZANIA-WILDLIFE/TECHNOLOGY
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10 Oct. 2018
GIRAFFES: The world's tallest mammals have declined... more
AUSTRALIA-REEF/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1I8GP
29 Jun. 2015
CORAL REEFS: These tropical and subtropical features,... more
ARGENTINA-ANIMALS/
RTX1FUYA
9 Jun. 2015
WHALES: These marine mammals are facing steep population... more
KENYA-ANIMALS/
RTS1XX7X
19 Aug. 2018
ELEPHANTS: The world's largest land animals are capable... more
CALIFORNIA-BUTTERFLIES/
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14 Mar. 2019
INSECTS: These tiny creatures collectively make up... more
FINLAND-WEATHER/
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8 Sep. 2017
TREES: Forests play a vital role in ecosystems: regulating... more
MALTA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTX6PRVW
5 Mar. 2019
PLANTS: There are more than 380,000 different plant... more
ISRAEL-ANIMALS/
RTX4COAM
16 Jan. 2018
BIRDS: There are roughly 11,000 species of birds, with... more
GLOBAL-FISH/
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2 Nov. 2018
FISH: There are an estimated 32,000 different species... more
USA-ANIMALS/
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17 Feb. 2015
SHARKS: Humans are the greatest threat to these apex... more
CUBA-CRABS/
RTS13UUN
25 Apr. 2017
CRUSTACEANS: These creatures with exoskeletons are... more
AUSTRALIA-REEF/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1I8GX
29 Jun. 2015
SEA TURTLES: These marine reptiles are some of the... more
INDONESIA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTX1H6VU
19 Jun. 2015
GREAT APES: Gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos... more
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