Saturday, December 17, 2016

Save our Mauritian fruit bat (Flying Fox) - Urgent Petition

The endemic and threatened Mauritian fruit bat (aka giant fruit bat or 'flying fox') -  Please help save this beautiful animal from another government sponsored cull that could lead to their extinction, please sign and share this urgent petition: https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1023/stop-the-killing-save-the-mauritius-flying-fox?mtu=204080338&t=1338#more



Stop the killing: save the Mauritius flying fox! - Rainforest Rescue

URGENT PETITION PLEASE S/S FAR + WIDE
A massacre is looming on the island of Mauritius. The government wants to kill 10,000 Mauritius flying foxesgiant fruit bats found only on the island - 10,000 to be killed by Christmas in response to complaints by orchard operators. who view them as PESTS. The negative ecological impacts and sheer cruelty of the plan looms large: The impact of flying foxes on the island’s fruit crops has been debunked as a wild exaggeration. Furthermore, they play a vital role as pollinators and seed dispersers in the ecosystem as a whole. The cull could lead to the extinction of the species. Please tell the Mauritian government to stop the killing NOW. 

Sign the petition to all 17 banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline: Stop supporting DAPL. #NoDAPL

Sign the petition to all 17 banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline: Stop supporting DAPL. #NoDAPL #KeepItInTheGround #WaterIsLife


Petition the 17 banks on the project loan for the Dakota Access Pipeline:
  • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ,
  • BayernLB,
  • BBVA,
  • BNP Paribas,
  • Citigroup,
  • Crédit Agricole,
  • DNB ASA,
  • ICBC, ING,
  • Intesa Sanpaolo,
  • Mizuho Bank,
  • Natixis,
  • SMBC,
  • Société Générale,
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey,
  • TD Bank,
  • Wells Fargo

Pledge of Resistance to Donald Trump's Assault on America's Environment, Democracy and Civil Rights

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wildlife for sale: An illegal activity out of control in Peru?

Wildlife for sale: An illegal activity out of control in Peru?
Peru has around 64 endangered animal species – some of them you can find smoked, barbecued or being butchered at Belen market, the riverine port of Iquitos, the largest city in the world which cannot be reached by road. Indigenous communities are allowed to hunt and eat wild game but selling the meat is prohibited. Yet old habits die hard in the labyrinthine streets of Belen market, where produce from the rainforest is docked via a network of Amazon tributaries. Slabs of meat from the endangered South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) are stacked on folding tables while the cloven hooves of peccaries, or sajino (Pecari tajacu), or the paws of the agouti or picuro (Cuniculus paca), a large rodent, give away their origin. The protected motelo or yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) is openly butchered for the pot apparently while still alive.
Baby manatees in one of the pools of the Amazon Rescue Center. Photo by Andrés APDarwin Loja cares for the aquatic mammals, mostly Amazon manatees, at the Amazon Rescue Centre, near Iquitos, in Loreto. Most of the animals are orphans which still need to be fed milk to survive. These gentle aquatic herbivores are often used to adorn lagoons in people’s gardens. Again, the mother animals have usually been killed, eaten. Many children support our rescues because they see that their parents have a baby manatee in a pool or pond, says Loja. “The child says; “Dad, why do you have it there when you know that in Iquitos they care for them’. Thanks to the child the father thinks about it, calls us and we organize its rescue because he knows the baby can’t live without its mother.”

Wildlife for sale: affected species and trade routes in Peru

Wildlife for sale: affected species and trade routes in Peru
The Peruvian regions where wildlife is most trafficked are Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Puno and Tumbes. There is a shortage of rescue centers for animals recovered from traffickers. Illegal traffickers want animals by any means necessary, even if they are endangered or if they suffer in transit. A considerable percentage of these species are vulnerable to extinction, either due to habitat loss or poaching.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

That thing the Standing Rock protesters were afraid of just happened - ScienceAlert

That thing the Standing Rock protesters were afraid of just happened - ScienceAlert 176,000 gallons of oil spilling into a nearby creek.
A faulty pipeline has leaked 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a creek and the surrounding countryside 2.5 hours away from the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.
The spill, which went undetected by the pipeline owners until a local stumbled on it, has spread almost 7 km (5.4 miles) from the site of the leak, and at this stage, it’s not clear what caused the pipe to rupture, or how long it’s been leaking.

That thing the Standing Rock protesters were afraid of just happened - ScienceAlert

That thing the Standing Rock protesters were afraid of just happened - ScienceAlert 176,000 gallons of oil spilling into a nearby creek.
A faulty pipeline has leaked 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a creek and the surrounding countryside 2.5 hours away from the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.
The spill, which went undetected by the pipeline owners until a local stumbled on it, has spread almost 7 km (5.4 miles) from the site of the leak, and at this stage, it’s not clear what caused the pipe to rupture, or how long it’s been leaking.

Bulldozers in the Leuser Ecosystem - Stop Killing 4 Conflict Palm Oil

The Leuser Ecosystem is a landscape of rare beauty, but there is destruction for #ConflictPalmOil happening right now in this irreplaceable place.

Add your name! Palm oil giants Wilmar and GAR must stop the destruction of the Tripa peatland! http://www.ran.org/protect_tripa


A new RAN investigation has caught a Conflict Palm Oil Culprit red handed for forest clearance and peat drainage canals in the "orangutan capital of the world.” This destruction must stop. The Tripa peatland, part of the Leuser Ecosystem and home to Sumatran orangutans, holds massive amounts of carbon that, safely stored in the ground, helps to avert catastrophic climate change. Yet, despite its conservation value and a government-led moratorium aimed to protect rainforests and peatlands, it is currently being destroyed for Conflict Palm Oil.

Urgent Action to Halt Destruction of Tripa Peatland - Rainforest Action Network

Urgent Action to Halt Destruction of Tripa Peatland - Rainforest Action Network

A new RAN investigation has caught a Conflict Palm Oil Culprit red handed for forest clearance and peat drainage canals in the "orangutan capital of the world.” This destruction must stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmoYgrzO6A



Monday, December 12, 2016

Tell the EU close the loophole, ban the ivory trade – NOW! - Rainforest Rescue

Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW! - Rainforest Rescue


Poached elephant in Virunga National ParkThe EU sees itself as a conservation leader, yet it has a blind spot for the ivory business. The trade in “antique” ivory remains legal in the EU – a convenient loophole to launder tons of freshly poached tusks and export them to Asia. Tell the EU to kill the trade – before the trade kills the last elephants!


To: the European Commission and governments of the Member States
Ban the ivory trade completely in the EU. Poaching will not stop until the market for ivory has been eradicated.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Professor Arrested For Standing Up Against Bear Hunt | Cecil's Pride News Network

Professor Arrested For Standing Up Against Bear Hunt | Cecil's Pride News Network
prof-bearHERO 4 ANIMALS & OUR HUMANITY - The Bear hunt in New Jersey is getting tense, police are used as personal security services for the hunters. Similar as the #NODAPL protests, the New Jersey bear hunt is seeing its share of losses with the most prominent arrest of Bill Crain, a NY psychology professor. Crain will be jailed for 10 days this Christmas season and a fine of $750 was slapped in addition to his jail term.
Crain was arrested for peacefully protesting on a road where hunters bring their catch. As of this year’s hunting season, a total of 623 bears were killed of all age and sizes including Pedals the famous bi-pedal bear.Image result for bipedal black bear  Image result for bipedal black bear
Pedals the famous walking bear