euractiv.com By Claire Stam | EURACTIV.com Sep 5, 2018 In its quarterly report released on today, German agrochemical giant Bayer, that now owns its American counterpart, said that the number of Monsanto-related ligitations in the US has reached 8700. [EPA] Comments Print

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phys.org July 23, 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mekong Delta’s dams, dikes, and canals have made the area a major exporter of rice, shrimp, and other seafood, but they are bringing unintended consequences to local farmers. Credit: Mic Greenberg The Mekong Delta is home to 15 million people, many of whom rely on the delta’s […]

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Impressive Wetland Restoration in U.K.

This video from England says about itself: Starting in 2008, aided by an innovative partnership with Crossrail to reuse soil excavated from beneath London, the RSPB has been working to restore nearly 670 hectares of arable farmland to the wildlife-rich coastal wetland it once was. Now ten years on in 2018 the remaining 269 hectares […]

via Wallasea Island Wild Coast in England — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Toxins Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges!

PR by The Center for Biological Diversity Pesticide Use on Crops Grown in Refuges Spikes in California, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland WASHINGTON— America’s national wildlife refuges are being doused with hundreds of thousands of pounds of dangerous agricultural pesticides every year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity. The Center report, […]

via Analysis: 490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

FLEECE GARMENTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT…

NPR reports The innovation of synthetic fleece has allowed many outdoor enthusiasts to hike with warmth and comfort. But what many of these fleece-wearing nature lovers don’t know is that each wash of their jackets and pullovers releases thousands of microscopicplastic fibers, or microfibers, into the environment — from their favorite national park to agricultural lands […]

via Are We Eating Our Fleece Jackets? — Natural History Wanderings

A Canadian Wildlife Blog?

WHILE HUGGERS.CA IS RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY CANADIANS IT REALLY IS AN INTERNATIONAL SITE WITH INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE INTERESTS AND FOCUSES. WE ARE FOLLOWED BY PEOPLE FROM CANADA, USA, UK, IRELAND, THE NETHERLANDS, THE ARABIAN PENINSULA,INDIA AND MANY OTHER NATIONS.

WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE AND PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS (Asian and African), RHINOCEROS (Asian & African), CHEETAHS (Asian & African), LIONS, TIGERS, ALL SPECIES OF BIRDS, in fact, we are interested in all things good that are living, on land, in the air or in the sea; and lament those things that are endangered or otherwise under siege! AND WE WANT TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG…

We like to bring our concerns to the attention of people who are likewise concerned, including governments, countries- or anybody who will listen!

We would like to hear from you! Share with us your concerns and information. Let’s do whatever we can to help make things a little better!


LETS SAVE SOMETHING…

New Nature Magazine!

The United Kingdom is full of incredible wildlife to discover, and over the past year, contributors to New Nature magazine have shared with us their adventures and conservation concerns. It has been a huge privilege for the team, as well as inspiring, to read such wonderful contributions by young wildlife lovers. We have included some […]

via New Nature | Issue 13 — James Common