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About the Big Cats

Around the world species of big cats, such as jaquars, snow leopards and tiger are declining drastically due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and human-wildlife conflict.

About the Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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How Your Click Helps Big Cats

Your daily click helps the Wildlife Conservation Society fund the research and on the ground conservation projects that protect critical habitat and save species from extinction. In 2009 alone, with your help, Wildlife Conservation Society has:

–Developed new software to track endangered tigers through rapid identification of tiger individuals by their unique stripe pattern

–Helped create new national parks in Camaroon and Afghanistan

–Led camera-trap photo censuses of endangered jaguars in Ecuador and cheetahs in Algeria, providing basic population data critical to understanding and protecting these magnificent big cats.

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Happy 2010 World Environmental Weekend

2010 Theme: Many Species. One Planet. One Future

This year’s event will celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth as part of “The 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.”



According to Wikipedia, World Environment Day (WED) is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action. It is on 5 June. It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5-16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972.[1] The first World Environment Day was on 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.



This year’s global host, Rwanda – a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made huge strides on environmental protection – will lead the celebrations with three days of keynote events.

Thousands of activities will also be organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more!

Weeping Willows……

Have you ever been touched so deeply by the presence of nature  ………………     or maybe even just a Tree?

I was very young when I recognized and realized that trees were truly special.   I used to climb the Evergreen Trees around my parents house like a monkey and sit at the top of them for hours….and observe the world below.  My favorite tree though…..was the Weeping Willow Tree that sat right outside my window while I was growing up.  This was the most magical tree that I have ever known during my existence here on Earth.  Today, I share with you….my special tree.

My Special Weeping Willow Tree

I think of you often…..my special tree…..

So….why do some trees get chopped down?  Are they just in the way?  When I hear a chainsaw….I cringe….I can’t imagine how I would feel….. having my happy home/habitat hacked down one day …..for what purpose?

I encourage each one of you to develop your connection with nature today…..go outside…..lean up against a tree…..listen to the wind…..tune in…..and stay connected.


Please NOTE:  This is not my Tree….it was just a visual….of a healthy tree being hacked down for whatever reason…not sure.

Great Barrier Reef in Trouble: Chinese Oil Spill in Restricted Waters






I was horrified to see this Easter morning that a 755-foot Chinese owned bulk coal carrier rammed into the Great Barrier Reed earlier today.  I can’t even imagine the devastating damage that may occur to this ecosystem with this oil spill.

Even though coral reefs only cover approximately 1% of the world’s oceans, it provides homes to about 25% of all identified marine species.

Chinese Coal Ship Stranded West of Queensland state


The greatest threat now is that this vessel has almost 300,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil on the ship to run its engine which could end up in the Pacific Ocean.  The Australian authorities are doing everything possible to limit the impact of this incident.  A CNN quick summary broadcast below.

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.”

Finally…Madagascar Reinstates Ban of Rosewood

I was sooo happy to see this ban reinstated last week on Rosewood logging and exports in Madagascar! Can you imagine….illegal logging of its NATIONAL PARKS!

Photo found on WildMadagascar.Org

Unfortuantely, over 20,000 acres of Madagascar’s rainforests were affected, including Marojejy, Masoala and Makira national parks which are some of the island’s most biologically diverse rainforests.

Andrea Johnson of EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) wrote via email “We’re hopeful that this moratorium marks a decision by the transition government to consider the long-term value of Madagascar’s natural resources and end the uncontrolled exploitation of the forest for quick profit.”  She also said  “We’d like to believe this is actually the beginning of a new book, not just the start of another chapter in the recent sad story of corruption and plunder of Madagascar’s irreplaceable forests.”

New Legislation to Advance Whale Preservation Worldwide




Senator John Kerry, who is the lead author of the Senate’s global climate change and environmental legislation introduced legislation to advance whale preservation worldwide.

This information was found on Senator John Kerry's Website: Click on image to Connect to Article


The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2010 will combat the major threats whales face, including commercial whaling, ship strikes, and habitat disruption.


“Thousands of whales die each year from commercial whaling, ship strikes, and habitat disruption,” said Senator John Kerry. “We should be leading the effort to protect them.”

The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2010 will:

— Promote international protection efforts in whales’ natural habitats


— Strengthen international organizations’ efforts, including the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the International Maritime Organization;


— Ensure the IWC commercial whaling ban is protected


— Reduce or eliminate human-caused injury, harassment, or disturbance; and


—Expand research to improve global understanding of whales including health and reproduction, whale habitats and the impacts of human activities and other threats to whales.


To learn more about the world’s leading animal welfare organization, go to IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).  This organization helps reduce the commercial exploitation of animals, protects wildlife habitats and assists animals in distress.

Study Suggests El Nino and a Pathogen Were The Result of The Golden Toad’s Extinction



After an extremely dry season in Costa Rica in 1986-1987, the golden toad suddenly vanished. Originally scientists thought the combination of global warming and the deadly chytrid fungus was to blame, but recent studies suggest that El Nino was the trigger and a pathogen killed the Costa Rican toad that resulted in the extinction.

Photo found on the 7th Space Interactive Web: Click on Photo to Read Article


The new paper, in the March 1 issue of the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the dry conditions (the driest it’s been in a hundred years) caused the toads to congregate in a small number of puddles to reproduce, prompting the disease to spread rapidly.The fungus apparently kills frogs and toad by release poison and attacks their skin and teeth.


Sushi Restaurant in CA Serving Endangered Whale Meat




Charles Hambleton, an associate producer of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” learned from friends that a restaurant in Santa Monica, CA was serving whale.  He decided to team up with animal activists who dined at the restaurant while wearing small cameras and mini microphones.  “Video of their meal shows the two activists, both vegan, being served what the waitress can be heard calling “whale” — thick pink slices — that they take squeamish bites of before tossing into a Ziploc bag in a purse,” reports the New York Times.

The meat was taken to a lab which was found to be the flesh of the Sei Whale.

Sei Whale: Photo found on www.marinewhales.com

So how is it possible that a sushi restaurant called The Hump in Santa Monica, California was serving “thick pink slices” of meat which were later found to be the flesh of Sei whale, which is an endangered species?

It is called “kujira” in Japanese and this marine mammal has been dwindling in numbers for years.  The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 makes it illegal to take these mammals from U.S. waters and the Sei whales are protected internationally, but that hasn’t stopped Japan from killing these creatures.  Claiming that they need them for scientific purposes, Japan has exempted itself from the moratorium on capturing the whales.

The question most people are asking now is “how could Sei Whale meat end up in a sushi restaurant in one of the most environmentally friendly places in the United States?”

Deforestation in the U.S. – A Look Back

Losing the trees and the loss of animal habitats is unforgivable, however it is happening everywhere.

Do we continue to ignore the consequences that affect us all and wreck havoc on our ecosystems?

Found on The Conservation Report by Buck Denton - Click Here to Read Article and Follow Blog


Above is a chart showing the deforestation and devastation in the United States from 1620 – present.  Do we need visual charts to see just what we are doing to the EARTH?

Keep in Mind: Each dot represents 25,000 acres of forests!

When will we learn? When will we stop? When will it be too late?