Archive for the ‘News & Boos’ Category

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.

Bringing Life to Wildlife the Henson Puppets Way

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Heather Henson, daughter of the creator of the highly popular Muppets, the late Jim Henson, is bringing their show-stopping performances to the upcoming “Ding” Darling Days held October 14-20 at the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.

 Heather is inviting people to “come and share space with us, the same way we share our environment with the animals living around us”. Their Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade will feature the Florida panther, whooping crane, and manatees.

 It is Heather’s mission to bring her parade toFlorida’s parks, refuges, and wildlife conservation areas because of her committed interest in wetlands and whooping crane migrations and protection. “We do it because we love educating and love people seeing the puppets”, said IBEX Puppetry company manager, Frank Ramirez.


 Eye Help Animals is helping to save the Florida Panther and the Manatee.

Now That’s Monkey Business!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

You just can’t make this stuff up! On Sept.9, 2012 an endangered loris was found in a man’s pants at an international airport! According to MyFox.8 and an article written by Ryan Sullivan entitled “Endangered Primate Found in Man’s Pants at the New Delhi Airport”, a loris was captured by airport security guards while conducting a routine pat search.

OC- Natalie Kelley

Really Big News!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I recently read an article in “Weird Science” by Brandon Keim- The Hidden Power of Whale Poop. I was blown away by the statistics on the declining numbers of the whale population and how human destruction doesn’t just stop with the slaughter of the whales. Before commercial whaling, there were more than 200,000 blue whales in the world, and today we have less than 8,000. A whale’s fecal plume is liquid gold to the ocean and future generations of whales and fish, in other words, it is the ocean’s fertilizer. Because plankton thrives in fecal plume, the less poop there is, the less food they have to eat. This broken cycle of life also affects humans, fish being one of our favorite food sources. This article also contains possibly the largest captured picture of whale fecal plume ever, measuring almost the entire whale’s length!

OC- Natalie Kelley

Prince William Feeding Rhino

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Prince William recently visited the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Port Lympne, England to meet staff and rhinos involved in a translocation project. Three captive born black rhinos were translocated to Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania where it is hoped that the reintroduction of the endangered species to the wild will encourage breeding programs. The Aspinall Foundation and the Tusk Trust, of which William is a royal patron, and the George Adamson Trust were responsible for the translocation of the rhinos.

“Along with elephants, they’re two of the most heavily poached animals currently in the world,” William told the BBC’s Kate Silverton. “If we don’t do something about them, it’s going to be a tragic loss for everyone.”

We at Eye Help Animals couldn’t agree with Prince William more, which is why our third collection of Wild life Eyes will include the Black Rhino. Watch for the third collection coming soon and join Prince William in saving black rhinos!

Wildlife Habitat Loss Due to Natural Gas Field Development

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The March 2012 issue of Biological Conservation features a 5-year study that tracked the behaviour of 125 pronghorn in Wyoming’s Jonah and PAPA gas fields. Using GPS collars, it was discovered that there was an 82 percent decline of habitat use for wintering animals. “By detecting behavioral changes, it is possible to identify threshold levels of gas field infrastructure development before any significant population declines,” reported John Beckmann of WCS’s North American Program and lead author.

 Fifty percent of North America’s pronghorn live in Wyoming. Herds that were attracted to the mesa above the natural gas deposits are now being forced into less desirable areas. The authors of this in-depth study warn that pronghorn can only lose so much winter range before their population will begin to decline. Read the entire article here:

Campaigners Fight for Koalas

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Due to decreased numbers, conservationists are urging The Australian Government to place the Koala on The Endangered Species List. CNN wrote: “Millions have been killed since the arrival of European settlers in the 18th century. Numbers were slashed again during open hunting seasons in the early 20th century and in recent decades tens of thousands have died as a result of habitat destruction, disease — including Chlamydia and retrovirus — and dog attacks”. Minister Burke is expected to make a decision by April 30th, 2012.


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Isaac To Be Saved From Trafficking!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

It is imperative that endangered animals be microchipped in order to prevent the illegal sale and transportation of these animals. When an animal is classified as “Endangered” this can make them a hot commodity and, therefore, far more valuable from a financial or criminal perspective. Microchipping them keeps everyone more accountable. The South wrote an article back in January, 2012  about a cheetah that had been seized at The Heathrow Airport coming from South Africa and bound for Russia. Luckily the renamed cheetah “Issac” was seized, and thereby saved.

How Do Captive Chimps Rate?

Friday, April 13th, 2012

According to Care2, endangered wild chimpanzees have been on the endangered species list for decades. However, there are loop holes for the protection of the captive chimp. Now, thanks to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (who initiated a review of the issue) they are being considered for the same protection. Gotta love these guys at the USFWS!

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