Posts Tagged ‘endangered species’

The Lion Lady Strikes Again!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

We are ecstatic to report that Cheryl Semcer a.k.a “The Lion Lady” of Hoboken NJ is at it once again. Back in August of 2012 she stated a petition to end the sale and food preparation of lion meat at a restaurant in Witchita, Kansas- she won! Now she has started a petition on urging the U.S. government to not only place lions on the Endangered Species List, but now under the “Endangered Species Act”. The government does not currently protect animals unless they are listed under the “Act”. This would prevent the importation of lion trophies, parts, and the sale of lion meat. The lion population has decreased over the last 50 years by 90%, due  primarily in part to severe habitat loss, exotic animal trade, trophy hunting, etc. Urging the U.S. government to now protect the lions would greatly increase their chance for survival.

OC- Natalie Kelley

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!

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!

Chimpanzee Eye Wildlife Collectible PinThis beautiful wildlife collectible pin features the artwork of professional artist DJ Geribo. Depicted is the eye of the Chimpanzee. Wear this pin with pride and know that you are helping to save the Chimpanzee! 25% of the profits on every item we sell helps save wildlife and protect habitat. See Our Mission Statement to find out more.

Bangladesh Declares Dolphin Sanctuaries

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Ganges River Dolphin and the Irrawaddy Dolphin have been given a chance for a better come back thanks to The Government of Bangladesh & The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)says Science Codex. These are the last remaining freshwater dolphins in Asia and they are threatened due to fatal entanglements in fishing gear.

Here is another way you can help save a dolphin life.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Eye Wildlife Collectible Pin
This beautiful wildlife collectible pin features the artwork of professional artist DJ Geribo. Depicted is the eye of a Bottlenose Dolphin. Wear this pin with pride and know that you are helping to save the bottlenose dolphin! 25% of the profits on every item we sell helps save wildlife and protect habitat. See Our Mission Statement to find out more.

200 Endangered Elephants Killed!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
African Elephant - Photo Credit: USFWS

200 of these killed within the last 5 weeks!

200 endangered elephants have been killed for their tusks in Cameroon Africa. In the last 5 weeks, this area of Africa poses the greatest danger for these elephants in the world, leaving behind many orphans. Poachers must be stopped!

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Texas Slaughter House

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Capitalism thrives in Texas, at the cost of endangered antelope. $50,000.00 buys you an exotic endangered animal.

(CBS News)

You don’t have to go to Africa to hunt exotic animals. In fact, Texas may have more of some endangered exotics than live in the wild. That’s because breeding them is a billion dollar business in Texas, where over 100 species roam large ranches and can be hunted for sport. The hunters, and the ranchers they pay to hunt the trophy animals, both say that the money generated by hunting these animals is helping to save them. They claim only 10 percent of any species can be killed annually. But to animal rights people fighting to shut them down, they’re nothing more than slaughter houses. (Lara Logan reported on this little known practice on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.)


China Saves Pandas

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

China has begun to send pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan provence, the most ambitious attempt to rebuild the country’s depleted population of giant pandas in a natural habit.

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$30,000.00 Reward

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Reward Offered on Hawaiian Monk Seal Killings. Wildlife officials said two of the animals were bludgeoned to death while the third was shot. The death of a fourth seal is also being investigated as suspicious. The deaths are coming as the federal government steps up its efforts to protect the seals, leading to simmering resentment among some fishermen who fear new regulations will trample upon their right to fish. The killings are also happening as the misguided notion spreads that the animals aren’t native to Hawaii and don’t belong here.


The reward was offered by the Humane Society of the United States, Conservation Council for Hawaii, Center for Biological Diversity, Marine Conservation Institute and an anonymous donor.