Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we’re running low on bugs.
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®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region
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 […]
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
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
A lovelorn bull elephant walked 130 miles, traveling by night and hiding by day, looking for a mate. He was avoiding the poachers who send ivory to China. Over 150 park rangers in the Congo have been killed by poachers in the last 10 years. Last year poachers killed 1338 rhinos in Africa. “Elephant Stealth […]
See the film “Born to Be Wild” and donate to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust refuge for orphaned elephants and to the Orangutan Foundation International for orphaned orangutans. This is an upbeat film, with adorable young elephants and orangutans being reintroduced into the wild. The film shows orphans rescued after poachers have killed […]