Extremely Scary Statistics…time to really get worried!

Today’s post is dedicated to listing the current species that are under the Critically Endangered (CR) conservation status, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What does Critically Endangered (CR) mean? A: Critically Endangered (CR) is the conservation status given to a species that face the highest risk of becoming extinct. This means that a species has passed the Vulnerable (VU) status, as well as […]

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India has lost 78 tigers in 2016—the most in six years — Quartz

Last year, India had much to show for its tiger conservation efforts. After decades of steady decline, the population of the big cat had grown by a staggering 30% between 2010 and 2015 in the country. It stood at 2,226 as of January 2015 in comparison to 1,411 tigers in 2005, according to government estimates.…

via India has lost 78 tigers in 2016—the most in six years — Quartz

Global Wildlife Falls By 58% Since 1979 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020. The figures suggest that animals living in lakes, rivers and wetlands are […]

via Global Wildlife Falls By 58% Since 1979 — Natural History Wanderings

Protesting at Safari Club International HQ — elephantopia

This year was the fourth annual Global March for Elephants Rhinos (GMFER), and Elephantopia participated in Tucson at a protest in front of the world’s largest hunting organization: Safari Club International World Headquarters. Elephantopia has been proudly marching and supporting the GMFER movement since the inaugural march in 2013. What began as a grassroots movement with…

via Protesting at Safari Club International HQ — elephantopia

SAVE SOMETHING! Lots of our animal friends need our help…

Tigers, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, Rhinos, Turtles, Amphibians, Snakes, Bears, Wolves , Bees, Butterflies, Gorillas, all these, and more,  are under siege in some part of the world. Certain of these face extinction  totally or in some territories and habitats. The oceans are not exempted from these threats with some species populations plummeting to dangerously low levels…

Population growth, habitat loss to farming and development, pollution, global warming resulting in weather pattern changes, plastic refuse, self-service and just not caring are largely the obvious causes.

We’re in a lot of trouble with some of these animal, birds and fishes, and we’re not doing nearly enough to try to turn some of this stuff around.

WHY CAN’T WE GET MORE SERIOUS AND CONCERNED? It’s getting very late in the game for some…

Death and deforestation: Indigenous leaders are touring Europe begging people to boycott palm oil — Quartz

Willian Aljure bangs his hand on the table. He’s speaking in Spanish, trying desperately to make a roomful of quiet, laptop-focused London journalists absorb his point: “It cannot be a coincidence,” he says, anger rising in his voice, “that four countries are talking about the same damage.” Aljure represents indigenous communities in Colombia that he…

via Death and deforestation: Indigenous leaders are touring Europe begging people to boycott palm oil — Quartz