Loss of monkeys and birds in tropical forests driving up carbon emissions

Overhunting affects seed dispersal and thus survival of hardwood trees, resulting in drastic reduction in Earth’s natural carbon storage, study finds Large fruit-eating monkeys and birds in tropical forests have been revealed as surprising climate change champions, whose loss to over-hunting is driving up carbon emissions. This is because their seed-spreading plays a vital role…

Pakistan is losing its honey bees to climate change

The remote but beautiful Pallas valley in Kohistan district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) with its rich flora and fauna is also home to bees. The honey harvested by the locals provide livelihood for the local community, but over the last few years honey production has dropped precipitously. Until two years ago Abdullah, aged…