Posts Tagged ‘endangered wildlife’

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

Love Is In The Air

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

What do Barry White and Marvin Gaye have in common? Why flamingo mating of course! Eve was not the only one tempted by the apple, just ask the people at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center in Southwest China. Read more about these zoo “Tricks” at Mental_floss “7 Tricks Zoos Use to Get Endangered Animals to Mate” by Lauren Hansen.

-OC Natalie Kelley

Giant Panda Eye Wildlife Collectible Pin
This beautiful wildlife collectible pin features the artwork of professional artist DJ Geribo. Depicted is the eye of the Giant Panda. Wear this pin with pride and know that you are helping to save the giant panda!

25% of the profit from every item we sell helps save wildlife and protect habitat.

See Our Mission Statement to find out more.

Price: $4.95

Wildlife Conservation Day

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There is a reason to celebrate in the name of wildlife and the day to celebrate was yesterday, December 4, which was the first Wildlife Conservation Day with a press release by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton making the announcement.

The goal behind the establishment of a special day to celebrate wildlife is to bring awareness about wildlife trafficking to the forefront. More people need to know about this crime that has reduced the number of elephants and rhinos at an alarming rate in a short period of time. Many species are endangered and more and more are ending up on that list almost daily. If you’ve followed any of the blogs for Eye Help Animals, you already know this. The US is working with other countries to strengthen their own laws and wildlife enforcement networks from Central America to South Asia are being established.

Our Eye Help Animals supporters already know how they can help and it is important for others to follow – refuse to purchase products made from endangered wildlife (see our Sept/Oct, 2012 Eyes Alive newsletter to read an article about the slaughter of Elephants for ivory and our May/Jun, 2012 Eyes Alive newsletter for information about the killing of rhinos for their tusks). Stand up and speak out for the animals who cannot speak for themselves. Tell your government that you will not tolerate this mistreatment of wildlife. Take the pledge to protect endangered animals:

Marines Save Endangered Animals!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Ooh-rah! According to DVIDS– Seven Marines are responsible for building an enclosure that will house six- eight Sonoran Pronghorned antelope in Yuma, AZ. The Marines from the Range Maintenance, assisted biologists from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground and the Arizona Department of Game and Fish, build an enclosure on the Barry M. Goldwater Range that will be used to temporarily house the Sonoran Pronghorn antelope being moved to the area. There are only approximately 100 Sonoran Pronghorned antelope remaining in the North America region.

OC- Natalie Kelley

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.

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

Don’t Roll Back 40 Years of Wolf Protection

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Take Action! Since Congress delisted wolves from the endangered list in Idaho and handed over their lives to state officials, more than 400 wolves have been killed. The tragedy that swept through Idaho is due to come to Wyoming at the end of this month, unless we help by signing the petition. Over 62,000 signatures have been added, but 38,000 more are needed to hit the 100,000 mark but August 31. Click on the link to sign the petition through the Defenders of Wildlife Take Action website.

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!

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.

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.)