Monthly Blog Archives: August 2014

We cannot stand idly by while cheetahs are hunted to extinction | The National

Despite being the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah is rapidly losing the race against the poachers and traffickers. Over the last century, the population of this emblematic member of the big cat family has dropped 90 per cent and much of its territory in Africa has been turned over to farming. Fewer than 10,000 cheetahs are left in the wild, including a small population in Iran. Their numbers continue to slide. Today’s demand for […]

You need to be scared | Tillsonburg News

Not wanting to be an alarmist here, but this article says it as it is! When doing my wildlife presentation to children or adults, I try to make them understand that we can no longer continue to ignore nature and the harm we are doing. The children especially love turtles and are appalled to know that seven out of the eight species in Ontario are on the MNR species at risk lists. Several are endangered. […]

Climate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction

Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as few as 35 individuals, new research by the University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute shows. Scientists report that geothermal water on a small shelf near the surface of an isolated cavern in the Nevada desert where the pupfish live is heating up as a result of climate change and is likely […]

Galapagos Island- New Species Among Marine Life Identified in Galapagos Marine Reserve – Press Release – Digital Journal

Quito, Pichincha — (ReleaseWire) — 08/26/2014 — It has always been a pleasure reading about the Galapagos Islands. The untamed beauty of nature and the freely strolling animals that pass by is something that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. These mysterious islands are also known for the discovery of various new species that find a home here over the parts of the islands. The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador has been known to be […]