Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Changing Habits: Paper or Plastic?

“Changing Habits for Habitats”

How many times have you heard “Paper or Plastic” and which one is better for our habitat and health?  The truth is, they are both Killing us!

What does it take to change are own Habits?

When will we ever learn?  When will we start demanding change?

When will it be too late?  Will we continue to allow our forests to be hacked down…..our water to be polluted and contaminated….our food to be poisoned with pesticides….our natural resources to be striped beyond salvation.

Our climate crisis is more serious than ever now and it’s critical that we participate in making the right choices for the Future of the EARTH.


ASK YOURSELF TODAY………

How can I change my habits before I contribute in destroying my own Habitat?

REMEMBER…..IT’S OUR CHOICE………


I LOVE this Short Film “Plastic Bag” by Ramin Bahrani

Please Watch this Video….. and Attempt To Change One Small Habit Today That Will Help SAVE Our Habitat For The Future!




Would you believe ONLY 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled worldwide — about 2 percent in the U.S.

To read the article “Plastic Bags Are Killing Us” (CLICK HERE or on photo below).


Plastic Bags Are Killing Us

According to the Environment Programme, “Floating bags can look all too much like tasty jellyfish to hungry marine critters. According to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, more than a million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die every year from eating or getting entangled in plastic. The conservation group estimates that 50 percent of all marine litter is some form of plastic. There are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.”

Brink of Extinction for Half of all Primates

According to many experts from across the world, nearly half of all primate species are in danger of becoming extinct.


Conservationists said in a news statement recently about the release of the report Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008-2010 that “mankind’s closest living relatives–the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates–are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures”.





Conservationist say this threat is mostly due to the destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bush-meat hunting.

New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune in Israel

Check out this crazy cool spider!  Scientist this week for the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said that it was found and discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Isreal.


Unfortunately it’s habitat is endangered and hopefully The Israel Administration will preserve this unique region to study this new discovery.


To read this article from NATGEO NEW WATCH, CLICK HERE or click on photo below.


Photo found on David Braun's NatGeo News Watch: Photo by Yael Olek, courtest of the Univerity of Haifa

Mountain Gorillas and Global Warming: Dangerous Combo




According to a National Geographic article published yesterday by Christine Dell’Amore, global warming-induced indigestion could help make mountain gorillas and other leaf-eating primates sitting ducks for extinction, a new study says.


Due to the annual temperature rises, the leaves in the forest are changing their molecular structure and now have more fiber and less digestible protein.  This is becoming a concern for some gorilla and monkey species that eat these leaves because this would mean that it will take longer to process their food.  During this longer time of digestion, these primates would otherwise be spending their time finding food, socializing and protecting their territory study says.


To read this entire article, CLICK HERE or on the Red Colobus Monkey below.


Photo found on National Geographic's Daily News Website: Photograph by Tim Graham, Getty Images

White Tiger Cubs in Chile

On January 7, 2010, five rare white tigers were born in captivity at the Chilean National Zoo in Santiago.  These tigers are extremely rare and there are approximately only 200 that exist total on Earth.  Click here to watch the video on fox or Click on photo below to read the entire article from Zooborns.

Photo credits: Associated Press

Rare Endangered Desert Tortoises -VS- Solar Energy



A Solar Showdown in California between Oakland’s based BrightSource Energy and The Sierra Club and other environmentalist is mounting.  If the company gets approval and permission to build and erect 400,000 mirrors on the site to collect the sun’s energy; it will not only be a death sentence for the endangered Desert Tortoise, but it is also home to rare plants and other wildlife including the Western Burrowing Owl and Bighorn Sheep.


Photo from the LA Times Website "L.A. Unleased" January 4, 2010


CLICK HERE to read entire article from January 4, 2010 from L.A.’s Unleashed

Cold Iguanas Free-Fall from Trees

Iguanas Go Into Hibernation State In Cold Weather
POSTED: Wednesday, January 6, 2010
UPDATED: 3:10 pm EST January 6, 2010



HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Record lows across South Florida are literally freezing the invasive iguana in its tracks.

Kamikaze iguanas, plummeting from their treetop perches, have long been a Floridian urban legend. On Wednesday morning, Local 10 caught the free-falling lizard on tape.



TO READ MORE…….GO TO FULL ARTICLE…..CLICK HERE


TO WATCH "Cold Iguanas Free-Fall From Trees" VIDEO....CLICK ON PHOTO

WWF's 10 Species to Watch in 2010

The World Wildlife Fund’s list of “10 to Watch in 2010” includes such well-known and beloved species as tigers, polar bears, pandas, and rhinos, as well as lesser-known species such as bluefin tuna, and mountain gorillas.


TO READ MORE…..GO TO FULL ARTICLE….CLICK HERE


WWF's list to watch in 2010



Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly:

Facing the Threat of Extinction


Habitat destruction caused by humans has caused a serious threat to the monarch butterfly.  According to Monarch Watch, who is dedicated to education, conservation and research (who also created The Monarch Project in 1984) the population of monarchs are more vulnerable than ever in their overwintering sites.

On their website they discuss that Eastern Monarchs migrate only to the Transvolcanic Mountains in mexico, where there are only eleven to fourteen know sites each year.  Each site is a few hectares in size and contains millions of Monarch butterflies.  This combination – a high concentration of individuals in a only few small sites – makes the possibility of habitat destruction in Mexico very serious.  It also states that the oyamel tree (on which the Monarchs cluster) are valuable lumber sources that many local people – the ejidatarios who own the land – depend upon for income.



TO READ MORE…….GO TO FULL ARTICLE…..CLICK HERE



Monarch Butterfly: Courtesy of www.butterflypictures.net