Friday, May 6, 2016

Protect the Pangolins! | AddUp — Take Action

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Pangolins are the most-poached animal on Earth.


The Fish & Wildlife Service has received a request to protect seven species of pangolins under the Endangered Species Act. Add your name and speak out for endangered wildlife conservation by May 13th.


Pangolins are relatively gentle, roaming around for food on two legs and rolling into a ball when threatened. Poachers love pangolins -- their scales and meat command big prices on the illegal wildlife market.


Not many people know about pangolins, even as they disappear from the Earth at a rate of 100,000 per year.1 Pangolins aren't on the Big 5; they're not in our childhood stories; they're not on TV cartoons. They could go extinct before we realize they exist.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jane Goodall Opposes Delisting & Hunting of Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies

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Jane Goodall Opposes Delisting & Hunting of Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies

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Congo's Secret Sales | Global Witness

Congo's Secret Sales | Global Witness Bookmark and Share


Between 2010 and 2012, major mining concessions in Democratic Republic of Congo were acquired by huge international mining companies for billions of dollars. 
But most of that money never reached the Congolese state coffers. The assets were sold in secret, initially transferred at knockdown prices to a series of offshore companies, which then made the sales to the major multinational companies. The Congolese state is estimated to have lost out on at least $1.36 billion in the process – equivalent to twice the country’s health and education budgets combined.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts

Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts: The whales’ deaths are symbolic of humanity’s shocking disregard for marine life. Bookmark and Share


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In January, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy released. However, scientists were deeply disturbed by what they found in the animals’ stomachs.
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Said Robert Habeck, environment minister for the state of Schleswig-Holstein: “These findings show us the results of our plastic-oriented society. Animals inadvertently consume plastic and plastic waste, which causes them to suffer, and at worst, causes them to starve with full stomachs.”