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how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue

autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic

disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in medical procedures and otherwise, our bodies and minds are often not considered are own and we are dismissed as not having the capacity to make our own decisions

on top of that many disabled girls are seen as delusional and their speaking out about the abuse they have face, by whatever communication method, is often seen as them making things up and over reacting

many disabled women are fetishised and seen as an outrageous ‘thing’ to fuck, but are not seen as human

disabled girls, especially physically disabled girls, do not live up to ideas of beauty in our society and often have extreme self esteem issues

disabled women and girls face more shit than you could ever know and I need you to understand

Ableism. Is. A. Feminist. Issue.

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This prehistoric-looking, armour-plated giant is one of the most endangered of the five rhinoceros species. Despite being the smallest of all the living rhinos, the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is still an immense animal, with leathery, dark grey-brown skin, measuring up to 16 millimetres thick. This thick skin has a covering of reddish-brown hair, which is long and dense on calves and young adults, but becomes sparser and blacker as the rhino ages. The other rhinoceros species do not have such copious hairs, and thus the Sumatran rhinoceros is often called the ‘hairy rhino’. A large fold of skin extends across the back, behind the shoulder, and thick, wrinkles of skin encircle the eye. The Sumatran rhinoceros is the only rhino in Asia which bears two horns; in fact, the genus name Dicerorhinus comes from the Latin word for two (di), horn (ceros) and nose (rhinos). However, the second horn can be so short, rarely measuring more than ten centimetres, that often it appears to be single-horned with just the first horn, measuring up to 30 centimetres, showing clearly.

Info and photo sources; ARK

Beautiful photos of endangered species will be projected on the Empire State Building tonight!

Photo: JOEL SARTORE

“On Saturday, using 40 stacked, 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street, Mr. Threlkel and Mr. Psihoyos, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” will be illuminating the night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. with a looping reel showing what Mr. Psihoyos calls a “Noah’s ark” of animals. A snow leopard, a golden lion tamarin and manta rays, along with snakes, birds and various mammals and sea creatures will be projected onto a space 375 feet tall and 186 feet wide covering 33 floors of the southern face of the Empire State Building — and beyond, thanks to cellphones and Internet connections.”

From the New York Times.  

INDIA, Bangalore : An Indian schoolchild, has his face painted as a tiger, at a park in Bangalore on August 1, 2015, during an awarness programme about the endangered tiger species.   International Tiger Day which came into being at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, is held annually on July 29, to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers and it is both an awareness day and a celebration of tigers. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN

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Fishermen consider the Madagascan fish-eagle a pest, as they will raid fish traps and take the same species that fishermen prize.  As a result, adults are often shot on sight, and nests are raided to remove chicks or smash eggs.

popchik asked:

Thrill of the hunt. Not to mention the millions it pours into impoverished countries that give them incentive to give a damn about endangered species.

Donating to conservation shouldn’t give you a right to kill one of the animals. Donating to animal shelters doesn’t give you the right to kill one of the animals theyre taking care of that’s absolutely psychotic. And trophy hunters aren’t doing this because they care about conservation they’re doing it because it gets their dick hard.

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Because our amazingly caring & insightful Candice has brought to our attention yet ANOTHER disgusting and idiotic human, I would like to take this moment to reiterate my stance on hunting. The logic behind it does not exist. You are murdering animals in their natural habitat for what? For your own pride and self-enjoyment? What joy & pleasure does intentionally ending the life of another living creature give you? Humans have already damaged the environment enough with our unconscious decisions & selfish actions. How could we allow members of our own species to contribute to further destruction by harming innocent animals who are simply living in the wild and not affecting human society? And what makes this all worse is that these hunters are endangering precious species that are rapidly dropping in numbers because of them. Discussing this topic is tiring, yet absolutely necessary in times when there is not enough awareness to put an end to this senseless human act. We humans are forgetting that we do not own all the land or all the waters; we share this planet with other living creatures. ALL animals have the right to live and no human - regardless of political, financial, or social status - has the right to take that away.

Dear Walter Palmer and Kendall Jones,

You two serve as representatives for a group of ignorant, sick-minded pieces of trash who deserve all the hate in the world for your disgusting & unacceptable actions. There is no credible justification for your appalling impact on the natural world. Congratulations on adding to humanity’s deplorable reputation. May you both not only receive the proper punishments in the future, but also suffer in shame & guilt for the rest of your lives.

Sincerely,

Everybody in the world with a working brain

I thought you all should know that the Gishwhes item that Rachel Miner wrote says: Make and wear a “Save The Unicorns” t-shirt and stand in a crowded public place asking people to sign a petition to “Save The Endangered Unicorns.”

Yes, I will be doing that item

I love animals more then anything. We are the cause of many extinctions, we hunt them, we change the climate and we abuse them. I feel sick know that some humans are so cruel to them. Even if we can understand them so doesn’t it mean that they have a voice or feelings. So I have decided to write some stuff about different endangered species, both animals and plants. I will post 2-3 post about it every week with a different species ever post. I will also link 3 different originations about animals, hunger need or anything related. I will also promote 2 blog who love animals and will stand up for them and help them. (more about it at the end)


I will start this series with some facts about why it happens, what you can do and what it’s. 


Endangered species are those considered to be at risk of extinction, meaning that there are so few left of their kind that they could disappear from the plant altogether. Endangered species are threatened by factors such as habit loss, hunting, disease and climate change. 


The current rate of extinction is the thought to be far greater than the expected natural rate, with many species going extinct before they even have been discovered. Shockingly, current estimates suggest that a third of the world’s amphibians, a quarter of all mammals and one in eight birds are endangered.


The alarming rate at which species are disappearing is something which should be cause for concern for us all. Not only do they add beauty and wonder to the natural world, they are also of great global economic importance. A great diversity of species maintains the ecosystem essential to our existence by helping to regulate our climate and by providing:


- clean air and water 


- food 


- medicines 


- building and clothing materials


- fertile soil 


The most global and comprehensive system that determines the conservation status of each species is the IUCN Red list of threatened species. Species are assessed according to number of different criteria, such as how many individuals there are and whether this number is decline. They are then placed on a scale in one of the following categories:


- Extinct


- Extinct in the wild 


- Critically endangered 


- Endangered


- Vulnerable 


- Near threatened 


- Least concern 


- Data deficient 


Any species which fall into the categories vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered are considered the risk of extinction. Of the nearly 60,000 species assessed so far, this equates to a staggering 20,222 species, from the majestic tiger to the enormous giant clam.


Why are species endangered? 


Animals and plants face a large never of different threats with many of them being a direct result of human activity. Some of the most common threats include: 


Habitat loss and habitat fragmentation - The ever expanding human population constantly requires additional space and resources. Land is being cleared to harvest products such as timber as well to make a way form human settlement, agriculture and transport links. 


Hunting and poaching - A wide variety of animals have been hunted, or fished, beyond sustainable levels and now face possible extinction. Species, such as the tiger, are often hunted because they provide a resource such as food or parts which are used in traditional ‘medicine’. However, some species, such as the cheetah, have been persecuted after gaining a negative reputation for feeding upon livestock or crops or posing a threat to human safety. 


Invasive species - Humans have introduced non-native species (both intentionally and accidentally) to a wide variety of habitats, often with devastating consequences. Introduced species may prove highly adaptable and outcompete native species for resources. Introduced predators can be decimate local species which are not adapted to avoid predation, for example ground dwelling birds like the kakapo.


Climate change - Droughts, ocean acidification, the loss of sea ice and an increase in storms and extreme weather events can all threaten species’ survival. Sedentary species like plants or specialist species which inhabit small ranges or islands, or those with specific habitat requirements are particularly vulnerable.


Disease – Small populations, especially those which are limited in terms of genetic diversity are particularly vulnerable to disease. Disease can often be spread by domestic animals or accidentally introduced by humans traveling from an affected area to one which had not previously been exposed.


Collection / pet trade – Many animals and plants, such as the Venus flytrap, have been collected from the wild beyond sustainable levels to be sold through the pet trade or be kept in private horticultural collections.


Pollution – Acid rain, heavy metals, pesticides, plastic waste and oil spills all harm the environment and put species at risk. Chemicals are particularly harmful to species that live in water. 


What is being done to help endangered species? 


Conservation aims to protect the natural world and sustain biodiversity by carefully preserving and managing existing habitats and restoring areas which have been damaged or degraded. 


Species conservation can also take place outside a species’ natural habitat. For example, caring for an endangered animal in captivity, such as in a zoo, or preserving endangered plants through the use of seed banks.


In areas where humans and animals are competing for space or resources, particularly in poorer developing countries, it is important that conservation work takes into account the needs of local people and works alongside them in protecting their native species.


Some commonly used conservation actions are as follows: 


Habitat preservation – The ideal solution is to protect habitats before they are damaged. This can be achieved through the creation of national parks and marine protected areas. However, it is important to note that many larger species require extensive territories and designated protected areas may not be large enough to support them.


Habitat restoration – Where a habitat has already been degraded it is sometimes possible to restore the habitat by carefully managing the land, removing invasive species and reintroducing native species that had been lost from the area. Some species are bred in captivity or relocated from other areas for this purpose.


Ex-situ conservation – Many endangered species are bred in captivity to preserve their numbers and in some cases it is possible to reintroduce them to the wild. Some species, like the Golden arrow poison frog, have even been deliberately removed from the wild to protect them from the spread of disease and ensure that a small population is preserved. Plant species are often cultivated in nurseries and preserved via the use of seed banks.


Anti-poaching measures – In remote areas guards are sometimes employed to protect endangered species, such as the mountain gorilla, from poachers. This can be a way of involving local communities in the protection of their wildlife whilst also providing some employment opportunities.


Wildlife corridors – Where habitats have been fragmented by divisions such as roads, urban areas or farmland, populations become isolated and are unable to move throughout their natural range to find sufficient resources and mates. Wildlife corridors help to reconnect habitat fragments and maintain genetic diversity.


Laws and policies – Some endangered species are protected by law or trade in them is restricted. CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is an international agreement between governments to ensure that trade in wild animal and plant specimens does not threaten their survival. 


How can you help?


As well as supporting conservation organizations there are some simple steps that everybody can take to help protect the natural world and the species in it. Here are some ideas:


Recycle – Help protect the rainforests - recycling one tonne of paper can save 17 trees and preserve the habitat of a whole host of endangered species. 


Use less energy – An old tip but a good one, you can save yourself money and help the environment too. For example, energy saving light bulbs use 80 percent less energy than a standard bulb, yet produce the same amount of light.


Choose sustainable products – Make sure that all the products you buy are sustainably sourced, from food and paper to timber. 


Make your voice heard – Petition for change! Many campaigns to help wildlife are underway but they need your support. 


Clean up your act – Volunteer to take part in a litter pick or beach clean up. 


Get involved – Taking part in wildlife surveys is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors and find out more about your local wildlife. By assessing what species are present you can help scientists plan how best to protect them in the future. 


Spread the word – Through the ARKive project we hope to educate and engage people with the natural world. If you are enthusiastic about saving species then why not encourage your friends and family to learn more. 


Endangered species facts


- More snails and slugs (gastropods) are known to have become extinct than any other animal group (281 species). 


- There are currently more endangered amphibians than any other animal group, a startling 1,900 species, which accounts for around 30 percent of all described amphibians. 


- Turtles are among the world’s most endangered vertebrates, with about half of all turtle species threatened with extinction. 


- One third of open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction. Scientists estimate that 26 - 73 million sharks are killed each year for the global fin trade. 


- Coral reefs are thought to be home to one quarter of the world’s fish species and protect the coastlines of 109 countries. But approximately 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are rated as threatened. 


- The loneliest palm is probably the most endangered plant in the world, with only one individual remaining in the wild. 


- The Abingdon Island tortoise is the rarest reptile in the world. Sadly only a single male of this species, ‘Lonesome George’, remains alive today. 


- Many consider the Javan rhinocerosto be the most endangered mammal. With its recent extinction in Vietnam, less than 50 remaining individuals are confined to the Indonesian island of Java. 


- Once thought to be the most endangered snake, the Antiguan racer population has increased from just 50 individuals in the mid-90s to over 500 today. Eradication of rats from their island homes, and a successful captive breeding and reintroduction programme mean that the Antiguan racer’s future is now looking much brighter. 


- According to the IUCN Red List, there are more threatened species in Ecuador than any other country (2,265), which is greater than Brazil(784), the USA (1,214) and Indonesia(1,149). 


- Conservation International has named 34 biodiversity hotspots which are most important to conserve. Although their combined area is just 2.3 percent of the Earth’s land surface, over 50 percent of the world’s plant species and 42 percent of all terrestrial vertebrate species are endemic to these hotspots Find out more 


Find out more about endangered species: 


CITESConservation InternationalFauna & Flora InternationalIUCN Red ListWWFARKive (most of text is from ARKive)


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As the world mourned Cecil the lion, five of Kenya’s endangered elephants were slain - The Washington Post

***OKAY TOM HARDY FANS LISTEN UP***

there is no better time than now to a) educate yourself on this issue and b) get involved

you’ve all seen tom’s powerful and moving documentary poaching wars

as you’ll learn from the article linked at the top - elephant kills are much more popular than lion kills. this is by no means an effort to undermine what happened to cecil, but we do need to recognize the facts. all these kills are horrendous. 

now you don’t care what i have to say, or what animal activists have to say, but you do care what tom has to say

tom, however, is too busy petting and playing with baby elephants

so i’m here to relay the message

if you are in the US, call your congressional representative and ask him/her to back this anti-poaching bill that senator robert menendez wants to push through

it will affect both lions and elephants and other “trophy” animals

can you really blame a marginalized person for struggling with solidarity with very similarly marginalized people when, in response to their struggles, they are met with disbelief, scorn, or derision?

foster warm environments for our youth, but do not, under any circumstances, force them to shake hands with those who would speak out against them. bi women do not deserve scorn; neither do lesbians, and forcing either to cooperate when a participant is biphobic or lesbophobic fosters a toxic environment.

solution: rally behind and beside each other. don’t tolerate lesbophobia or biphobia in shared circles and also keep out bigots who would endanger lesbians or bi women.

adults, protect the youth. don’t allow other adults to bring them harm. also, honor and listen to lbpq girls. respect their space and autonomy. give them a platform for voice.

speak out against adults who would silence them. do your part to build a community that is safe and beneficial. solidarity should not be about sacrifice of well being or comfort. it should be about mutual respect, concern for safety, and love.