Friday, April 1, 2016

Baby koala Tucker, first born in ACT since 2003 Canberra bushfires, emerges from pouch - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Baby koala Tucker, first born in ACT since 2003 Canberra bushfires, emerges from pouch - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Bookmark and Share


Tidbinbilla's koala population was wiped out during the 2003 bushfires. The only koala to survive was the famous Lucky.


'...The five-month-old male joey is named Tucker, short for bush tucker. "Tucker is certainly tucking into his tucker and looking very, very comfortable," ACT Parks and Conservation regional manager Brett McNamara told 666 ABC Canberra.

"He's at the age now where he's just starting to poke his head out and explore the world."


Tidbinbilla is home to the ACT's only koala population, with two males and two females in the breeding enclosure and another nine in the free range space.
Tucker's parents, Yellow and Jed, were brought to Tidbinbilla as part of a translocation project from Victoria's Otway Ranges in September 2013.


Although Tucker is the first joey to be born there in 13 years, Mr McNamara said breeding strategies were in place to prevent overpopulation.


"Koalas, given the right conditions, can quickly overpopulate," he said. ..'

* UMMM..."OVERPOPULATE"? I THINK NOT!
NATURE IS BALANCED, PERECT. IT'S US, THE HUMANS, WE ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS OUT-OF-SYNC, CAUSING CONFLICT..


Koala joey Tucker

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Take Action: Protect Florida’s Manatees | AddUp — Take Action

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Take Action: Protect Florida’s Manatees

When you look at the numbers, it is clear the manatees are still very much in trouble as a species. It is imperative we take responsibility for the threat we pose to Florida’s manatees





Manatees are still endangered.


It is no coincidence that the USFWS proposal to reclassify the West Indian Manatee from "endangered" to "threatened" comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation -- a legal organization representing local business and boating interests (PLF = KOCH BROTHERS).

They claim restrictions and policies put in place to protect the endangered manatee, such as slow speed zones, "are too strict." So they continue to put legal pressure on USFWS to strip away these protections.


If we allow Big Business to push around the USFWS, it will be the manatee who suffers the consequences. Tell USFWS to stand up for the manatee.

When you look at the numbers, it is clear the manatees are still very much in trouble as a species. With no natural predators, we are their biggest threat to survival.

Manatees are dying every day and they deserve your attention. Tell the USFWS to do its job, and protect these gentle giants.


PLEASE USE YOUR VOICE TO HELP PROTECT THE MANATEE FROM THE SOCIOPATHS...


Manatee Downlisting: What people can do to help

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Manatee Downlisting: Too Soon to Celebrate

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Take action at http://StandByYourManatee.org. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downlist the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. But is that good news? Watch as a mother manatee explains the situation to her calf in this animated video.


Petition in Favor of Postponing Manatee Downlisting - Petition in Favor of Postponing Manatee Downlisting Save the Manatee Club

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SAVE THE MANATEE - PETITION TO POSTPHONE DELISTING


Please watch the video and click here to sign the petition at the bottom of the page urging the Service to postpone manatee downlisting. - See more at: https://secure3.convio.net/smc/site/SPageNavigator/Advocacy/aa_fws_downlisting_2016.html;jsessionid=00000000.app30111a?NONCE_TOKEN=C0B684DB1188A5C763FACB431BF01F65#sthash.xw9UDcri.dpuf