Posts Tagged ‘endangered animals’

17 Dead Baby Dolphins in The Gulf of Mexico

17  Dead Baby Dolphins in The Gulf of Mexico

The mass deaths of birds, fish, crabs and bats may have receded from the news, but they are still going on. It’s calving season in the Gulf of Mexico where dolphins come every year to give birth.  This year so far, according to The Sun-Herald , 17  dead baby dolphins, either stillborn or dead soon [...]

Letters to Lions: National Geographic Project for Kids

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While researching some wildlife projects to do with my cub scout den here in Oregon, I came across a wonderful National Geographic project for kids.   “Letters to Lions” encourages children to write a letter explaining how important lions are, including some personal drawings of the magnificent cats.  Filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly [...]

Adorable Videos of Endangered Baby Animals

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While the holiday season has kept us busy and engaged, we took some time to find adorable videos of endangered baby animals.  These innocent lives remind us of the importance of preserving planet Earth and working to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and shrinking wildlife habitat. Watch this video of a baby Silverback Gorilla with his [...]

HawkWatch International: Watching Ecosystem Health Like a Hawk

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Throughout the western half of the United States, biologists are watching ecosystem health like a hawk.  Gathering data from birds of prey (golden eagles, ospreys, kestrels, peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks – among others), HawkWatch International is keeping tabs on migration and nesting patterns of the hawks. Permits have been granted to 131 biologists and [...]

Iberian Lynx: the Next Wild Cat Extinction?

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The Iberian Lynx is the world’s most endangered feline – much more so than even the severely endangered tigers.  Only about 150-225 of the animals are left in the wild.  Scientists and other experts believe the species could be the next wild cat extinction. In fact, SOS Lynx, a conservation group, predicts that the Iberian [...]

Saving Sea Otters

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Its time to prepare for Sea Otter Awareness Week!  This year, from September 26-October 2, 2010, Defenders of Wildlife is organizing its annal event to help raise awareness about the endangered sea otters and their importance in marine ecosystems. Although Sea Otters are the largest member of the weasel family, they are the second smallest [...]

Become a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator

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Do you love animals?  Want to work out in the field in native wildlife habitat? Instead of becoming a veterinarian or wildlife biologist, you could make a difference with wildlife rehabilitation training.  Talk about the ultimate green job!  If you want to make a direct difference in conserving and protecting wildlife species, this could be [...]

Elk Species Rebounds from Near-Extinction

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Recently, we’ve learned of some wildlife news that’s just Peachy!  An elk species that was down to only two animals just about 100 years ago, has rebounded from near-extinction. The Tule Elk, a subspecies of elk, lives only in California.  In the late 1800s, the impact of the Gold Rush brought these animals to the [...]

What Animals Can Tell Us About Global Warming

What Animals Can Tell Us About Global Warming

The polar bear may be the poster child for global warming, but if we pay attention, there are a number of animals that are trying to warn us about the perils of climate change.  Last month, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released a report at the Copenhagen climate change conference listing 10 [...]

10 Animals That Could be Extinct in our Lifetime

10 Animals That Could be Extinct in our Lifetime

You know, among my conservative friends, one of the things I hear most often is the claim that global climate change is not real.  Even if it is, they say, wouldn’t it be a good thing for temperatures to be just a tad warmer than they are now?  My answer is – not unless they [...]