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Tag Archives: Endangered Animals

Sex, Lies & Butterflies

By Larraine Roulston: Last month I viewed an amazing nature documentary entitled Sex, Lies and Butterflies. By incorporating sophisticated macro-filming techniques, viewers can observe butterflies’ fragile beauty and survival tricks, and witness one of Earth’s most amazing migratory accomplishments. For over 50 million years, these incredible insects have been pollinating …

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Tweeting to Keep Love in the Air

By Larraine Roulston: While we humans gleefully sing the praises of Valentine’s Day with heartfelt gifts and romantic songs, the birds in Alberta are forced to change their love tunes. Recently published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, a study suggests that the noise emanating from the Alberta Tar Sands oil drilling is drowning out …

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Bee Friends–How To Help Save The Honey Bees

By Dawna Matthews It’s difficult to imagine my garden without flitting butterflies and the soft hum of bees. I love to watch them dance amongst the flowers and vegetables, and journey onward then return throughout the day. But bees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Over the last three years, …

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Hawaii to Ban Swimming with Spinner Dolphins

By Kim Robson: Hawaii’s Spinner dolphins are nocturnal – they hunt for food at night and then come closer to shore during the day to rest, socialize and nurture their young. Unfortunately, daytime is when tour groups interact with the dolphins. Spinners are famous for their acrobatic displays, leaping from the water and spinning along their longitudinal axis as they soar through the air. Federal regulators are …

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Saving the Bees

By Larraine Roulston : Frequently I receive petitions to save the bees. The latest from SumOfUs outlines France’s need to uphold the ban of a class of insecticides known as neonics. Scientists are warning us that bees could become extinct. Organizations worldwide endeavor to save these pollinators by blocking companies from spraying pesticides. When we …

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Giant Pandas Making a Comeback

By Amanda Wilkes: In 1970, only an estimated 1,000 Giant Pandas were left in the world. On January 23, 1984, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally declared Giant Pandas endangered, as defined by the Endangered Species Act, created in 1973. The International Union for Conservation of Nature first listed …

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The Negative Impact of Palm Oil

By Fredrica Syren: Incredibly versatile, palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It can be found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream as well in soaps, shampoos and fuel. A total of 50 million tons of palm oil …

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Only Five White Rhinos Left in the World

By Larraine Roulston: In December 2014, Angalifu, another of the last northern white rhinos, the largest of the rhinoceroses that exist in the world, has died at San Diego Zoo, striking a heavy blow to a species already on the brink of extinction. This event comes so soon after another white …

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Mexican Gray Wolf Pups –The Recovery of a Species

By Dawna Matthews: This summer has been filled with heaps of fun, changes in weather patterns, sunshine, some of the largest full moons, and the spotting of gray wolf puppies in the wild. This is a major celebration in the endangered species world after almost four years of trying to …

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Let It Bee — Time To Protect the Bees

By Centehua: There are many people who think cows, pigs, goats and chickens are the only animals who suffer from industrialized factory farm practices. In fact, probably a majority of people are not aware that bees are also exploited, and subjected to the most unnatural and unethical farming practices. Our …

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