Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Wildlife News Release DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Following is a statement from the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, Jamie Rappaport Clark, on President-elect Donald Trump’s election and the conservation opportunities and challenges ahead. “Although we know we will not see eye-to-eye with President-elect Trump and his administration on […]

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Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

With just two months before he leaves office, US president Barack Obama will reportedly attempt to block oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean for the next five years. It would be a largely symbolic move, considering the decision must be reviewed by Congress and could be reversed by the next administration. But the most important…

via Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

World’s Largest Marine Protected Area Declared In Antarctica — Natural History Wanderings

BBC reported Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57 million sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from fishing for 35 years. Environmentalists have welcomed the move to protect what’s said […]

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It’s 2016 and scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale — Quartz

Whales are hard to miss, even in the vast underwater wilderness of the oceans. So it’s surprising that we’re still discovering new species of whales. The first hints of a new species came from Japan in 1940s, when whalers reported catching an unknown beaked whale. Then, in 2004, a dead whale washed up on an…

via It’s 2016 and scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale — Quartz

Norway, Iceland and Japan, the only countries commercially whaling!

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Its very naughty of Norway, Iceland and Japan to continue whaling after most other countries gave it up many years ago… To put salt in the would, apparently Iceland sells some whale meat to Japan which it in turn makes pet food out of ! Also, recent years’ Norwegian catches have been found to contain such high levels of pesticide residue (obviously as runoff from farmland) that Japan trashed previous year’s shipments.

The Minke Whale is the most abundant whale species, occurring in several subspecies…and this is what those countries hunt!

Norway & Iceland ship seafood products to North America, and Japan sells many, many cars here. Why not help put pressure on these countries products by boycotting these products, and telling people you are doing so.

NORWEGIAN BOARD OF TRADE- nortrade@nortrade.com

ICELAND MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, FISHERIES-kristian.freyr.helgason@anr.is

JAPAN FAIR TRADE COMMISSION- intnldiv@itc.go.jp

LETS BAN PLASTIC BAGS AROUND THE WORLD

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Plastic is killing young Albatros affecting that species ability to reproduce and replace themselves, killing  Sperm Whales who end up beached in significant numbers their gut full of undigestible plastic items, killing sea turtles and all manner of other wildlife as plastic waste clogs rivers, lakes, streams and oceans adding additional pressure on the living things that depend on these waters and beaches.

The world can do without the quantity of plastic bags it produces and uses, lets get rid of them.

Let us start a massive ‘get rid of plastic bags’ campaign, WORLWIDE!

Countries Generally Unfriendly to Wildlife

ICELAND- Still hunting whales.

NORWAY-Commercially hunts Minke whales.

JAPAN– Commercially hunts Minke whales and buys whale meat products from Iceland for pet food manufacturing.

VIET NAM- Not aggressively enough enforcing the prohibition against the consumption of rare and endangered animals. Un-managed plastic pollution.

AUSTRALIA– Generally poor historic management of their wildlife resources.

ZIMBABWE– Too far into the promotion and support of big game hunting.

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NAMIBIA– Thinks its very small population of rare desert elephants is too many.

CHINA– Not aggressively enough suppressing the ivory  and powdered Rhino horn trade.

SOUTH AFRICA– Not carefully protecting their wildlife reserves.

INDONESIA– Un-managed plastic pollution.

PHILlIPINES– Un-managed plastic polution.

THAILAND- Un-managed plastic polution.