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As we eagerly approach the end of the year, we cannot forget that wildlife conservation is a never-ending story. Major successes and minor setbacks reveal the continued fight to save species from extinction. Before we ring in the new year, take a look at some of San Diego Zoo Global’s highlights from 2016 to ignite passion for wildlife in the year ahead—and support for the planet and all of its creatures. Visit EndExtinction.org to learn more. (source)

Hey bird lovers, as some of you may know Australia has the highest animal extinction rate in the world.

https://www.change.org/p/premier-don-t-make-them-go-extinct

Western Australias premier basically cares about economy growth in the state and nothing about the rare unique fauna and flora the state exhibits for everyone to enjoy.

Please do something to help at least one species from extinction. It takes 5 minutes out of your time. If you cant be bothered clicking on the link at the very least reblog to make people aware.

I don’t give a shit if it ruins your blog “aesthetic” this is probably one of the most important things you can do to end 2016 on a positive note.

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Limpkin (Aramus guarauna

One of my favorite birds, the limpkin! (A close second to caracaras).

Limpkins are also called crying birds from their haunting cry that echoes through the swamps. There is an South American folktale about a man who never made time to grieve for his deceased mother and was eventually so overcome with grief that he turned into a limpkin and that is why the bird cries.

Limpkins almost vanished from Florida due to habitat loss and their main food, the Florida apple snail, disappearing. Limpkins were saved by an unlikely species, an invasive apple snail from South America. This new food source brought back Limpkin (and Snail Kite) populations that were once so close to disappearing from Florida forever.

its crazy to think that like….we have the ability to feed the poor…provide the world with clean energy…..save species from extinction……but we don’t…..because that would mean that a few people have fewer slips of paper

abcnews.go.com
Mexico Plans to Catch, Protect Last Few Vaquita Porpoises

It has been decided. Some of the last remaining vaquitas are going to be captured in the spring and held in captivity.

The International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita has decided to put together an international team to capture and relocate a few porpoises to netted, secure areas. It is incredibly risky. If any of them die during the capture process (a very likely possibility) then it could be the final nail in the coffin for the species, especially if breeding females are killed.

Vaquitas have never been held in captivity. This is the last ditch effort to save the species.

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This is a long video (approx 50 min), and I know there is a lot of stuff going on these days to claim your attention. But please, if you have time now (or can bookmark for when you have time later), give this a watch (or a listen, while you work maybe?). This is a strong, important message… now, more than ever, about conservation. When I say conservation, I am talking about conserving– saving– all species of plants and animals. We are at a tipping point right now. Some would argue that it might already be too late… but all I know is that if we, collectively, don’t care, it’s all pretty much over before we can try.

theguardian.com
Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time
Seven types of the yellow-faced or masked bees once found in great numbers in Hawaii are under threat, federal officials say

Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii have become the first bees to be added to the US federal list of endangered and threatened species.

The listing decision, published on Friday in the Federal Register, classifies seven varieties of yellow-faced or masked bees as endangered, due to such factors as habitat loss, wildfires and the invasion of non-native plants and insects.

The bees, so named for yellow-to-white facial markings, once crowded Hawaii and Maui but recent surveys found their populations have plunged in the same fashion as other types of wild bees – and some commercial ones – elsewhere in the United States, federal wildlife managers said.

Pollinators like bees are crucial for the production of fruits, nuts and vegetables and they represent billions of dollars in value each year to the nation’s agricultural economy, officials said.

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Travelling with the Tenth Doctor and Donna would include

Because Donna deserved better

Originally posted by ellerbellers

  • Being best friends with Donna
  • Reminding each other you’re both extremely important after either of you get down because of something
  • Donna insulting whoever doesn’t like you, you and the Doctor laughing because of it
  • If you’re romantically involved with the Doctor she would so ship you two and always call out the Doctor if he was acting differently because you were watching
  • Travelling through all of time and space, meeting all your heroes in the past and saving all kinds of species and planets
  • Reminding the Doctor that he always needs someone
  • “I’m never leaving.’’
  • Meeting Jack, who starts flirting and you kind of like it, meeting Martha, who’s happy he’s got two humans with him who are really good for him, meeting Rose, who either is okay with the two of you or jealous/angry that you’re together with the Doctor
  • Giving each other really stupid but funny nicknames
  • During the Dalek invasion of earth you and Donna get stuck in the Tardis together and you try to stop Donna because you know it likely won’t end well if she touches his hand but it’s the only thing you two could do.
  • After everyone is dropped off you end up crying because the Doctor had already told you about what would happen. 
  • Because you met Donna when she was with the Doctor she’ll forget about you too.
  • “Doctor, don’t you ever tell me I can never see my best friend again.’’

“'Exactly, Rachel. Eggs-ACT-lee. Zactly. We arrived back at the precise moment when we were snatched away. We were all yanked away at the same moment, so naturally we all arrived back at the same moment. Yanked. Yanked is a strange word. Yank. Yank-kut.’

‘Yeah,’ Marco said. 'That’s what’s strange: the word “yanked.” Us turning into mosquitoes to suck some guys blood so we could morph into him and instead ending up in the middle of some war to control psychic yellow frogs, and oh, by the way, blowing up a small continent full of Yeerks, saving an entire species, then getting back here to find out Coma-man woke up from a mosquito bite delivered by a morphed alien-slash-deer-slash-scorpion-slash-four-eyed centaur, that’s all totally normal. That’s just an average day. Dear Diary: another boring average day, till someone said “yanked.”’

I recognized his tone. Sarcasm. It is a form of humor. So I laughed using mouth-sounds.

'Hah. Hah-hah. Hah. Hah.’ I considered, then added, 'Hah.’

Prince Jake, Cassie, Marco, Rachel, and Tobias, in his own human morph, all stared at me.

'What was that?’ Rachel demanded.

'I laughed.’

'Don’t…don’t do that, Ax,’ Prince Jake said. 'It’s disturbing somehow.’

'Yes, Prince Jake.’

'Don’t call me prince.’

'I will call you “The Jake formerly known as Prince.”’

Marco made a horrified face. 'Oh, no. Now he’s making jokes. Bad, bad jokes.’

'Actually that was my joke,’ Prince Jake said stiffly. 'Oh, fine. I get it. You can’t laugh at my jokes. Okay. Great. I don’t even care.’

I was an Andalite, all alone, far, far, from home. Far from my own people. Except that sometimes your own people are not just the ones who look like you. Sometimes the people who are your own can be very different from you.

'Can we eat cinnamon buns now?’ I asked hopefully. 'Bun-zuh?'”

- Book #18: The Decision, pg. 159 (by K.A. Applegate)

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blue’s cabeswater adventures // *sits in the middle of a bridge to give some angry tourists a lil lecture about saving endangered species*

( ig : jelena.bee )

the only episode from Danny Phantom with PERFECT clarity is the episode where Danny had to do a report on endangered gorillas. there were only 2 left and they were both boys, so they were a doomed species

but his Ghost Fight™ ended up with him discovering that one of the gorillas was actually female. his discovery that saved the species got him a *slightly* better grade on his report and on the cover of a magazine or smth

it’s been over a decade but this episode still haunts me TO THIS DAY. how the fUkc did the zoo not notice that shit. how did it get to the point where only a half dead 14 year old kid could notice that. how fucking neglected were those gorillas.

We start dying the moment we are born
Our lungs fill and slowly set us on fire
There’s no escape, there’s no running
Drink orange juice and hope for the best.


We’re stuck on a fucking rock
Floating in the emptiness of space
And the only thing holding us is a math formula.
Eat an apple, fuck newton for taking a nap.


The universe is existence and we’re just a second.
The planets don’t see us, aliens don’t like us.
The stars won’t care if you fuck up.
Don’t waste time hating yourself, fall in love with the moon.


Billions of years ago you were a comet surfing space
Billions of years from now maybe you’ll form a constellation
A dove, a spear, a fucking cunt.
Stars, like life, are what you make of them.


The oceans are drying, the poles are melting.
The ozone hole is patching itself up.
We’re saving endangered species one at a time.
If humanity isn’t completely worthless, neither are you.


If you failed spectacularly get yourself a golden start
Throw glitter in the air and bow to the public.
Be a Dramatic Hoe™. Be a Diva.
Be the star you were centuries ago.


Fuck apathy, fuck edgy, fuck not caring.
If you’re alive for the last time make something of it.
Take the reigns.
Exist on purpose.

—  Nihilism for Millennials 101 /// V.C.Amandi