Recently I visited “Kirstenbosch” Cape Town’s renowned botanical gardens, and my attention was drawn to the bed of signs above. Here’s a stark reminder, whether floral or animal of the serious decline in the rate of species. Our Cape Floral Kingdom has been described as one of the richest of the world’s depositories of life forms – particularly plants and insects, yet it is also among the most threatened. More than 1,400 fynbos plants are featured in the Red Data Book as being critically rare, endangered, threatened or vulnerable.
More chilling is WWF’s Living Planet report for 2014 released on 30 September.
According to studies undertaken by the WWF between 1970 and 2010, the planet’s total wildlife population has halved.
This post is in response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge ” Signs”. Pop over to the WordPress site to find other entries relating to this week’s challenge.