Archive for October, 2012

Help! “Wildlife in Crisis”

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Wildlife in Crisis is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization based out of Weston Connecticut, about 45 minuets from New York City. Wildlife in Crisis is on the front line of defense for animals and they are responsible for the care and release of approximately 5000 animals a year. You can help by purchasing one of these awesome t-shirts from EyeHelpAnimals and trust that 25% of your purchase for an adult t-shirt at $24.95 will go to saving wildlife. Please visit the online store for t-shirt colors, sizes, editions and other items at EyeHelpAnimals.   

OC- Natalie Kelley                                                                

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Madagascar Losing its Lemurs

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Some of the world’s most endangered primates can be found on Madagascar. The lemur, at risk of extinction from destruction of rainforests, illegal wildlife trade, and bushmeat hunting, includes one species that is down to 19 animals in the wild. Of the world’s 25 most endangered primates, Madagascar has the most threatened species
with six in danger of becoming extinct.

Watch for Eye Help Animals third collection of wildlife collectible pins. The collection includes the Red-Ruffed Lemur, one of the endangered Madagascar lemurs.

Choosing Between Climate Change and Wildlife

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

In an article in Living Green magazine, the question of how do you choose climate change when you are an animal lover was posed. There is no easy and inexpensive solution when you  “consider the $56 million that was spent so far to rescue and relocate desert tortoises from the upheaval caused by the construction of a Mojave Desert solar plant” (quoted in Business Week).

“The $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will use 173,500 computer-controlled mirrors to aim 1,000-degree rays at boilers mounted atop three 459-foot towers, turning water into enough steam-generated electricity to power 140,000 homes. Its developer, BrightSource Energy, sees it as a solar equivalent of the Hoover Dam.”

Unfortunately, these solar towers are uprooting many desert tortoises from their burrows, including the gopherus agassizii, the state reptile of California and Nevada. The reptile, which once numbered in the millions, is now estimated at 100,000 in the US and Mexico.

Conservation and Native American groups have filed lawsuits to halt industrial-scale solar plants that are planned for public lands in the Mojave.