I don’t know whether to go to these countries to see these beautiful creatures before they’re extinct, or to spend my money on countries like Costa Rica and Tanzania that have set aside a quarter or more of their land to preserve biodiversity.
An excessive number of people using half the land and what it produces on the planet is what’s driving exitinction. Interesting how many of these nations where species are going to be permanently extinct don’t allow abortions and getting birth control can be difficult. So I’ve added whether a nation allows abortion and has birth control to the statistics.
One of the first acts of the Trump administration in January 2017 was to cut the funding for abortions and contraception, which has made it hard for hundreds of thousands of women to get birth control
Alice Friedemann www.energyskeptic.com author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and Crackers”. Podcasts: Practical Prepping, KunstlerCast 253, KunstlerCast278, Peak Prosperity, XX2 report
Madden, D. 2019. Ranked: the ten countries with the most endangered species in the world. Forbes.
Industry, pollution, agriculture, deforestation, air travel and decreasing habitats are conspiring to make it very hard for thousands of species to survive, let alone flourish. And that truth stretches to every corner of the world, be it forest, mountain, reef, ocean, city or savannah.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has been the world’s foremost information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species since 1964. It currently lists an astounding 27,000 species as at risk of extinction, which is an even more astounding 27% of all species we currently know about.
- 40% of all amphibians
- 34% of conifers
- 33% of reef corals
- 31% of sharks and rays
- 27% of crustaceans
- 25% of mammals
- 14% of birds
#1 Mexico: 665 endangered species
71 birds, 96 mammals, 98 reptiles, 181 fish, 219 amphibians
Why? Mexico has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world to make more farmland available to feed an ever growing population, which may double by 2050. This is because of restrictions on abortions in most states, and abortion not being decriminalized until 2007 and contraceptives prohibited until the late 1960s (Wiki 2019)
#2 Indonesia: 583 191 mammals, 160 birds
Contraception is only available on the black market and abortion in back alley clinics for many women. A legal abortion is hard to obtain (GI 2008)
#3 Madagascar: 553
Abortion is illegal.
#4 India: 542
Despite six decades of family planning promotion, contraceptive prevalence rate in India remains poor, particularly in the three North Indian states where 18 percent of the population lives
#5 Columbia: 540
Only allows abortion for rape, incest, or the mother is at risk, and hard to get. But birth control is available.
#6 USA 475
#7 Ecuador: 436
Only allows abortion if the mother is at risk, illegal even in cases of rape, incest, and severe fetal impairment. But birth control is available.
#8 China: 435
#9 Brazil: 414
Abortion is prohibited in all circumstances, though a woman who was raped or whose life is in danger won’t go to jail. Birth control is legal.
#10 Peru: 385
Only allows abortion if the mother is at risk. If a woman has an illegal abortion she may spend up to 2 years in prison, and the person who performed the abortion from 1 to 6 years. Birth control is available. It’s hard to get the morning after pill, and it was discovered that 25% of them are fake.
GI. 2008. Abortion in Indonesia. Guttmacher Institute.
Wiki. 2019. Abortion in Mexico and Women in Mexico.