Body of a dead humpback whale is seen in Omonville-la-Rogue, north-west France, a rare species to the Channel. A French fishermen brought the whale back in his nets, saying that it was already dead from ingesting plastic debris when it was caught in the nets. (AFP Photo)
The impacts of ocean acidification are already impairing waters off the West Coast of the United States; scientists have found corrosive waters all along the coast, from Canada to Mexico. Wild oysters in Washington have failed to reproduce for the past six years, due in large part to acidification. A survey found Puget Sound’s waters are in particular trouble.
Ecological research of keystone species generates information to guide habitat conservation initiatives, as well as to promote education and local community participation. This will then lead to landscape conservation efforts that will ultimately influence decision- and policy-making. The research and conservation of keystone species can help design the necessary steps to safeguard a biome and influence policy-making. Tapirs are such a keystone species.
Olivia and Carter hosted an Endangered Species educational program for the Fayette Public Library After School Program
Check out these odd looking Endangered Species. Not the pretties creatures on earth but they are all part of the big picture. Please make sure you and your family are helping to make a difference so we can stop loosing so many species, no matter what they look like.
Rattlesnake Roundups” are contests calling for hunters to bring in as many snakes as they can catch in a year, at which point the snakes are slaughtered and sold for skin and meat. Seven states still host these killing contests: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Click on either of the video links to access our OMG Educational Video. The first one is what we have on YouTube and the second one (scroll down to view) is for all our Overseas visitors. Please help spread the word by liking this video on YouTube and sharing it with your friends: [youtube 60plQRy_4L8] This version […]
I know everyone thinks pandas are cute and cuddly… and so do we. There are some who claim that we as a society have done too much to help these animals. Some try to claim that the millions of dollars spent on saving these creatures could have been better spent on things benefiting the human race as […]
OMG, did you know… the gorilla’s only known enemies are leopards and humans. Crocodiles are potentially dangerous to lowland gorillas. In western Africa, gorillas are commonly hunted for meat or in retaliation for crop raiding, but in eastern Africa they have been the victims of snares and traps set for antelope and other animals. Poachers […]
Coverage of the 15th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) two weeks of debate and voting on trade in endangered animals. From tuna to elephants, from tigers to sharks, 23,000 species come under the spotlight. [youtube 4JWi-iyrDAo]