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MAY 18 IS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY- JOIN AN EVENT & CONTACT CONGRESS

1-You can go to this website link  and find out events near you.     ​2-Also, join the campaign against single use plastic this week.  You can carry reusable utensils and  some sturdy plastic bags.​ You can ask restaurants to not offer plastic straws.  LINK   3-Further, you can oppose the  proposed Farm Bill, HR […]

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Republican House “Farm” Bill H.R. 2 Threatens Wildlife, Forests, and People

You can go here for a sample script to use in calling your your US Representative asking them to oppose HR 2 : https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/9xU-0dnmB0as7zZLLSYE7Q2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   Here are more details from Center for Biological Diversity: Sick Joke’: House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill Attacking Environment, Endangered Species The House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, […]

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Fewer Big Bugs May Cause of Decrease in Whip-Poor-Wills, Nighthawks, Swallows, and Swifts

Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we’re running low on bugs.

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Study & Protect the 8 Million Unknown Species

E.O.wilson writes that we need field biologists and protected reserves for about one half of the earth. www.nytimes.com/2018/03/03/opinion/sunday/species-conservation-extinction.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

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Parasites Have Value to Ecosystems & Many May Go Extinct

Parasites are important in  keeping a balance among different life forms and in processing dead creatures into food for other creatures. Parasites comprise 80 % of the food web, and the majority of the biomass. One third of parasites could go extinct due to climate change.  For an example, parasites cause crickets to jump into streams […]

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COURTESY ROBIN SILVER A colorado Pikeminnow at the Dexter National Fish Hatchery. dwestphal@abqjournal.com Wed Aug 02 10:51:45 -0600 2017 1501692705 FILENAME: 695126.jpg

the Endangered Species Act Has Saved Thousands of Species

Giant pikeminnows, Florida panthers, piping plovers, and Kirtland’s warblers have been nursed back to healthy populations due to protection  under the Endangered Species Act and due to people  studying  them, suing to protect them, and organizing to pressure government to protect them.    https://www.abqjournal.com/1043925/endangered-species-need-our-help.html

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Large Forest Fires Needed to Protect Wildlife

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Endangered Species Day May 20

Find endangred species events  near you.  Find  books and films about wildlife.  I like the film “Damnation” about people organizing to save rivers and their wildlife.   Link

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Great Barrier Reef Bleaching

Reef

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Tigers Increase

Tigers increase from as few as 3200 to 3890.  

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