Bay Nature has an op-ed by David Helvarg, the co-chair of the Point Molate Alliance, which opposes housing plan at Pt. Molate that threatens important nature habitat On March 19, in a closed to the public session, the mayor and City Council of Richmond California voted to accept a proposal from SunCal, a major southern California developer, […]

via Development Threatens Critical San Francisco Bay Habitat — Natural History Wanderings


Orangutan Mother Seriously Wounded in Air Gun Attack

As industrial organizations continue the drive to increase palm oil plantation production and paper making on the island of Sumatra, this Orangutan suffered serious injuries at the hands of an air-gun toting poacher. The mother Orangutan lost her new born baby as a result of this attack. She had 74 air pellets in her body when rescued by an animal shelter, blinded with six pellets in her eyes, many broken bones, including a broken collarbone.

This is all really sad stuff, not to mention the cruelty of it all, as pressures increase to de-wilderness the island putting at risk the remaining rare populations there of Asian elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans (and many others).

Environmental activists: Email, mail, call or text the national and local governments there, including the tourism associations involved with the area.

Some of the irony here is that western heart-related doctors recommend against the consumption of tropical oils (includes palm oil) as being detrimental to health. Maybe that message has not yet reached South East Asia. Palm oil is certainly proving harmful to the animal populations, previously mentioned here.

Lastly, these cruel efforts are reducing the world’s remaining  rain forests — the palm trees, unfortunately, don’t replicate the benefit of dense rain forests…

The Sale Authority Change, The Adoption Incentive and Private Corrals at Bruneau, Idaho by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation Because it has been in such short supply this past year, I am going to start this article with the good. On Wednesday we heard that the BLM had rescinded […]

via The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wild Horses and the Bureau of Land Management — Straight from the Horse’s Heart


Eight Iranian conservationists who were studying Asiatic cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) – of which only 50 are thought to remain in the wild – were arrested in January of 2018. A new National Geographic story by Kayleigh Long covers their plight in disturbing detail. The conservationists are associated with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF), […]

via The Plight of Imprisoned Cheetah Conservationists in Iran — The Jaguar

Delegates to recent National People’s Congress asked for more help from central government and warn of cost of fighting pollution Beijing residents wearing masks on a smoggy day last year. Photo: Simon Song China’s cash-strapped regions are lobbying Beijing to loosen its purse strings to help fight pollution, saying they do not have the funds […]

via Cash-strapped Chinese regions seek support from Beijing to meet costs of environmental clean-up — CHINDIA ALERT: You’ll be living in their world, very soon

Chair Grijalva on Sage Grouse Policy Revisions: “This is a Smash-and-Grab Job, and Acting Secretary Bernhardt’s Clients Will Benefit Most” By Office of Congressman Raul M. Grijalva Washington, D.C. March 15, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s newly announced revision to sage grouse habitat policy. […]

via Trump Administration Takes Away Sage Grouse Protections — Natural History Wanderings