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World Wildlife Day

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day! The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild flora and fauna.

Read a wonderful article from Huffington Post about Why We Need Wild Animals  -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-rosolie/world-wildlife-day-why-we-need-animals_b_6778636.html

 

 

Tiger Population on the Rise

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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With fewer than approximately 2000 tigers left worldwide and 60% of them in India, it isn’t easy finding good news about the future of tigers. But in a survey that was conducted across a 600-mile stretch of land in Nepal and throughout India, it was found that the wild tiger population was up to 198 since 2009, a 63% increase.

Although the South Asian governments have committed to doubling the tiger population by 2022, the animals still continue to decline in numbers from poaching and habitat loss.

The largest population increase was found in the south-western Bardia national park where the tiger population rose from 18 in 2009 to 50 in 2013.

Congratulations to India on their goal of increasing the tiger population and on seeing a significant increase over the four years!

Eye Help Animals is committed to saving wildlife around the world. Let’s continue to witness increases in wildlife populations for many of the endangered animals and join us in “Saving Wildlife Together”.

 

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Saving Sharks

Monday, September 9th, 2013

According to “Positive News” out of the UK, five types of shark species will be given extra protection from over-fishing. This decision was made when 178 nations at the world’s largest wildlife convention, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna), pledged to enforce laws in the finning trade.

In the past the largest opposition has come from Japan and China, where the Asian shark fin soup is a popular item. Each year 100 million sharks are killed, causing their numbers to plummet.

One major rolHammerhead Shark painting by DJ Geriboe of the shark is in sustaining the health of the oceans by preying on the sick and the weak. By preying on the weak they prevent the spread of disease that could be devastating to the health of our oceans. Saving the shark from an endangered listing is in the best interest of every human being on the planet. So next time you are in an Asian restaurant, forego the shark fin soup for something more sustainable.

Painting by DJ Geribo

 

 

Obama Takes Action Against Legal Trade

Monday, August 19th, 2013

While visiting Tanzania on an African tour, Obama took action against wildlife trafficking that is threatening the survival of elephants and rhinoceroses. A task force will be set up to crack down on criminal gangs involved in trafficking and also put an end to demand for elephant ivory, rhino tusks, and other animal parts.

 

Eye Help Animals is helping to save wildlife around the world, like the African Elephant and the Black Rhino (see 3rd Wildlife Eye collection coming soon).

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Eye Help Animals is helping to save wildlife around the world by donating 25% of its profits to wildlife conservation and habitat preservation organizations.

Bees in Decline

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Has anyone noticed that we have fewer bees around these days? Well, apparently we do and finally something is being done about it.  It seems the most obvious cause to check is what WE are doing to disrupt the natural flow of the planet. There is usually a new insecticide out there that hasn’t been fully tested before joining the others on the shelves in our stores.

As it turns out, there is one, a neonicotinoid pesticide, that has been linked to a decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators.

In April of this year, the European commission proposed restriction in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides for two years.

Like everything these days, social media is critical in this kind of campaign with millions of voters signing online petitions. By the time the first meeting to discuss the ban had taken place, over two and a half million people had voted online to ban the pesticide.

 

 

New Congo National Park Protecting Gorillas

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

In February of this year, the Republic of Congo announced a new national park that will  protect the critically endangered western lowland gorilla as well as other threatened species.

In 2008, when a population of 125,000 western lowland gorillas were discovered in the northern part of the Congo, the Congolese government pledged to create a protected national park. The Ntokou-Pikounda National Park was created by the government on Dec. 28, 2012, covering an area of 1,765 square miles and includes about 15,000 gorillas, 8000 elephants, and 950 chimpanzees. This is really great news!

For more information about the story, go to http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/index.php/news/article/gorillas_to_be_protected_with_new_congo_national_park/

 

We at Eye Help Animals are proud to support the Mountain Gorilla, the African Elephant, and the Chimpanzee.

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Easy Inexpensive Ways to Protect Wildlife

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Are you interested in helping to save wildlife but find you do not have a lot of time or money? According to an article in Greener Ideal, all you would need is a desire and the willingness to help, and we here at Eye Help Animals  couldn’t agree more! Find out the Top 10 Ways to Protect Wildlife While Staying at Home, and lets get started together!

-OC Natalie Kelley

Orangutans Discovered in Borneo

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

A previously unknown population of 200 rare and endangered orangutans was spotted in Batang Park in Borneo.

All of the subspecies of Bornean orangutans are endangered and only 3,000 to 4,500 individuals of the severely threatened subspecies Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus are left.  Two thousand of those live in the Batang Ai National Park and the Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in Malaysia.

This article was featured in The Hindu - http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/secret-population-of-orangutans-discovered-in-borneo/article4617186.ece

 

Eye Help Animals is committed to saving the Orangutan by donating 25% of our profits to wildlife conservation and habitat preservation organizations worldwide.

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Another Good Reason to Legalize Marijauna!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Want another good reason to legalize marijauna? Do it for the endangered Fishers. According to The Associated Press in an article written on March 31, 2013, endangered Fishers are being poisoned by illegal pot growers! These illegal growers are lining the pot plantation fields within national parks, national forests, and Native American reservations around California with rat poisons, poisoning the rats and thus poisoning the  Fishers who eat the dead rats. I don’t know about you, but that’s enough of a reason for me!

OC- Natalie Kelley

Top 7 Endangered Animals

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

A list that I recently found on the Pure Travel website listed the Top 7 most endangered animals on earth. They are:

Rhinoceros
Gorilla
Polar Bear
Leopard
Marine Turtles
Orangutan
Giant Panda

Although there are several sub-species among these seven, many of the sub-species are endangered.  Basically, there is no single species that does not have at least one sub-species that qualifies as endangered.

Currently, Eye Help Animals supports the Gorilla, Orangutan, Giant Panda, and Polar Bear. Our third collection will be coming out soon and will include the Rhinoceros, Leatherback Turtle, and Snow Leopard.

Our goal at Eye Help Animals is to support all wildlife – our third collection is focused on saving many of our endangered species.  Look for our 3rd Wildlife Eye collection coming in 2013!

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