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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Hello!

I finally found time to log in, hello people.

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Sweet Love Story

sweet love story?



Hey, wake up! wake up!


A dog was knocked down by a car and died on the middle of the road.
Later, this dog is seen beside the corpse of the dog, he tried to wake his wife up using his leg.





Let's move to the safer side of the road...i will move you to the safer side!


When his attempts to wake his wife failed, he tried to push his wife to the side of the
road. But the weight of his wife was proven too heavy for him.





Anyone help, tell me what to do.


Though the traffic is busy and dangerous, he just will not go away from his wife.

Just stand beside his wife howling and crying.





A lot of people saw this incident and feel very touched.

How even a dog can show his loyalty and love to his wife.


"Sometimes someone says something really small,

and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart."

even a simple hello can be special..

Friday, August 8, 2008

Philippine Wildlife News

It has been reported that almost 50% of the Philippine Fauna are already endangered if not extinct.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Animal Skins, NOT FAB!

Evidence of Tibet’s growing economy is easy to spot these days. Just take a walk down Barkhor Street in Lhasa’s main shopping district. Here, in the Tibetan capital, deals are being struck left and right — from carpets and prayer wheels to exotic fruits and plastic shoes. For both first time visitors and Tibetans alike, it is obvious that business is booming. Unfortunately, the boom includes a growing trend in the wildlife trade.

Concern is increasing over the role of the Tibetan market in the trade of tiger skins and the skins of other Asian big cats, with many animals poached every year throughout the Himalayan region to meet demand.

Although there are no accurate estimates of the world tiger population, numbers are believed to have fallen by about 95 per cent since the turn of the last century – down from around 100,000 to the present estimate of between 5,000 and 7,000.

Throughout their range, tigers and other Asian big cats such as leopards and snow leopards are threatened by poaching and trade, as well as habitat destruction, loss of prey, and conflict with humans. Trade investigations, seizure reports, and other anecdotal information all point to China as a major destination for skins and other parts of the animals. But local trade is also a significant part of the problem.

"If nothing is done to curb this growing demand now, tigers will be lost from the world forever," said Dawa Tsering, WWF’s field manager in Tibet.

How much for that tiger skin in the window?
The trend for clothing made with tiger and leopard skins (chubas), a tradition once found only in eastern Tibet, has now become very fashionable in Lhasa and other parts of Tibet.

“Clothing trimmed with tiger skin has become a new status symbol for Tibetans,” said Dekyi, a 20-year old, upwardly mobile Tibetan university student. “Being from Lhasa, I would never have thought to buy one before. But now people are buying tiger skin clothing for expensive gifts for weddings or for their children.”

Dekyi’s friend Nima, also from Lhasa, agrees.

“If you don’t have a tiger skin, people look down on you,” she commented. “My sister recently went to a company party where she was the only one who wasn’t wearing one. She went out and bought one right after the party.”

The modern-day trend for embellishing clothing with animal skins around the hem stems from an old tradition in eastern Tibet — a tradition in which wearing animal skins represents one's social status and prosperity. The custom originated in the Tibetan military and was carried on by aristocratic families until the 1950s. The tradition was recently revived in Amdo in eastern Tibet, and has since found its way to the capital and other Tibetan communities in China.

A chuba adorned with tiger skin can cost anywhere between US$3,000–9,000. Chubas made of leopard skin go for US$1,000–3,000, and otter skins significantly less at US$500–850. An average government employee in Tibet makes only about US$350 a month.

“This newfound trend has less to do with old customs than with new money,” said Tsering. “The trend is growing especially among Tibetans in Lhasa and other regions where it is not a tradition. It is being fuelled by Tibetan celebrities and TV anchors, who proudly wear clothing with fur from highly endangered tigers, snow leopards or otters in public.”

Cracking down on the illegal trade
With little enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale of these endangered species, shopping for a tiger skin couldn’t be easier. On Barkhor Street alone, at least 23 shops openly sell animal skins and parts. Merchants openly walk the streets, tiger skin in hand, approaching potential customers. And, the skins are proudly displayed in shop windows and walls, giving the impression to buyers that the trade is legal. But, it is not and the skins are all illegal.

A major seizure involving some 31 tiger skins and 581 leopard skins in 2003 at a checkpoint in small township of Angreen County in Tibet sounded an alarm bell to conservation and enforcement communities. One year later, Tibetan police seized 1,392 animal skins in a single operation. The haul included the skins of 31 Bengal tigers, 581 leopards, 786 otters, and two lynx. Similar seizures have taken place in nearby India, Bhutan, and Nepal.

While past conservation projects mainly focused on the tiger bone trade, the skin trade was less researched. Recent surveys have shown that largely open markets for Asian big cat skins in Tibet are the main cause of the depletion of tigers in India, much of South Asia and elsewhere, and that Tibetan communities have become the largest market for Asian big cat skins.

According to a 2005 survey by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network — a joint programme of WWF and IUCN–The World Conservation Union — Tibetan consumers already possess large numbers of skin products, with 3 per cent of respondents saying they own products made from tiger skin, 6 per cent from leopard skin, and 44 per cent from otter skin. The survey also found that 17 per cent of total respondents surveyed are planning to make or purchase skin products.

Being part of the solution
Despite extensive efforts by conservation organizations, including WWF, tigers and other Asian big cats are still being poached. Recent developments, such as the spate of tiger poachings in the Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger reserves in India, serve to highlight the fact that demand for tiger parts is still high.

“The skin market for Asian big cats in Tibetan communities in China has become an enormous pressure for tiger conservation throughout the Himalayas,” said Tsering. “Unless it is curbed quickly, tigers and other endangered species in their source countries cannot effectively be conserved.”

To address the growing threat, WWF China’s Tibet field office is implementing a programme aimed at curbing market demand for Asian big cat skins in the region. The programme aims to work at the policy level and on the ground to strengthen both enforcement and awareness to stop the skin trade.

Cooperating with Tibet’s forestry department, WWF has provided a series of training exercises on patrolling, wildlife monitoring, and legal provisions of nature reserves and wildlife conservation to officials of local management departments. WWF is also working with the forestry department in the Chang Tang Nature Reserve, a 300,000km2-protected area, which is home to the chiru, the endangered Tibetan antelope, as well as wild yaks, snow leopards, and Bengal tigers.

The key to all of WWF’s programmes is its partnerships with local communities and governments, and other non-governmental organizations. In addition to running training programmes for park rangers and anti-poaching units, the global conservation organization conducts regular socio-economic and wildlife surveys, provides critical equipment such as radios and transportation, and runs educational programmes for local communities on the importance of conservation.

“Through education and strengthening enforcement, we are now working to prevent new wildlife markets from emerging,” stressed Tsering.

“I believe that with the right tools and information, Tibetans will weigh this issue between fashion, culture and conservation and stop being part of the problem and become part of the solution.”

* Caroline Liou is Deputy Communications Manager at WWF China

END NOTES:

• It is estimated that there are between 5,000–7,000 tigers remaining in the wild, most in isolated pockets spread across increasingly fragmented forests stretching from India to south-eastern China and from the Russian Far East to Sumatra, Indonesia. In the past century, the world has lost three of the eight tiger subspecies. The Bali, Caspian and Javan tigers have all become extinct, and the South China tiger faces the same fate.

• Like tigers, Asian leopards are rapidly losing their habitat and prey species. Wild sheep and goats, the natural prey of species such as the snow leopard, have been hunted out of many areas in the central Asian mountains, and growing human and livestock populations are putting increasing pressure on the remaining leopards and their prey. There are about 4,500–7,350 snow leopards found throughout a range of 12 countries. There are less than 50 Amur leopards in the wild.

• WWF China’s Tibet Programme has been working to conserve biodiversity in the Tibetan Plateau since 1998, when WWF China established the WWF Tibet field office in Lhasa to manage its activities in Tibet. WWF is the only international organization that has a field office in Tibet with full time staff to help conserve Tibet’s natural resources.

• In 2002, WWF’s Global Species Programme developed WWF’s Tiger Programme, which includes a strategy for conserving tigers in the wild, in partnership with other conservationists and government authorities. This strategy identified seven priority and four additional landscapes across tiger range important for its conservation, in addition to vital anti-poaching and trade work. Within these key landscapes, WWF and its partners work to reduce or remove threats to the survival of tigers in the wild.

An Article from: WWF

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stop Seal Hunting!!!












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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Animal News

Saturday, June 28, 2008

What Kills Birds?

Human Causes of Bird Fatalities Bird Deaths a year
Glass Windows
Dr. Daniel Klem of Muhlenberg College has done studies over a period of 20 years, looking at bird collisions with windows. His conclusion: glass kills more birds than any other human related factor.
100 to 900+ million
House Cats
The National Audubuon Society says 100 million birds a year fall prey to cats. Dr. Stan Temple of the University of Wisconsin estimates that in Wisconsin alone, about 7 million birds a year are killed by cats
100 million
Automobiles / Trucks
Scientists estimate the number of birds killed by cars and trucks on the nation's highways to be 50 to 100 million a year. Those statistics were cited in reports published by the National Institute for Urban Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
50 to 100 million
Electric Transmission Line Collisions
Estimates made by the U.S. Fish and Wildife Service demonstrate millions of birds die each year as a result of colliding with transmission lines.
up to 174 million
Agriculture
Pesticides likely poison an estimated 67 million birds per year according to the Smithsonian Institution. Cutting hay may kill up to a million more birds a year.
67 million
Land Development
Suburban sprawl is a silent but deadly killer. The National Audubon Society says loss of bird habitat is the greatest threat to bird populations.
unknown
Communication Towers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that bird collisions with tall, lighted communications towers, and their guy wires result in 4 to 10 million bird deaths a year.
4 to 10 million
Stock Tank Drowning
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and other conservationists believe that large numbers of birds inadvertently drown in livestock water tanks.
unknown
Oil and Gas Extraction
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that up to 2 million birds died landing in oil pits to bathe and drink in 1997. Fish and Wildlife says netting has improved that situation somewhat. There are no overall estimates for the number of birds affected by oil and gas spills, and oil and gas extractions (and transport.)
1 to 2 million
Logging and Strip Mining
Logging and strip mining destroy bird habitat. According to the National Audubon Society, habitat destruction is the leading cause of bird population declines.
unknown
Commercial Fishing
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ornithological Council report that 40 thousand seabirds per year are killed in the Gulf of Alaska by longline fishing operations. These same sources say long lining and gill netting kill large numbers of birds in other parts of the country as well.
unknown
Electrocution (Raptors)
Experts estimate that more than one thousand hawks, eagles, falcons and owls are electrocuted on transmission lines and poles each year.
more than 1,000
Hunting
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildife Service, more than 100 million ducks, geese, swans, doves, shorebirds, rails, cranes, among others are harvested legally each year.
100 + million

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wimbledon Murder Case

Wimbledon came under fire from animal activists on Tuesday for using marksmen to shoot down dive-bombing pigeons.

The tournament employs two hawks to scare away pigeons who had become a pest swooping down on Centre Court and distracting players in the middle of tense matches.

But the hawks failed to keep the pigeons away from the players’ lawn and the open-air media restaurant so marksmen were called in.

“The hawks are our first line of deterrent, and by and large they do the job,” Wimbledon spokesman Johnny Perkins said.

“But unfortunately there were one or two areas where the hawks didn’t deter the pigeons, so it was deemed necessary to take a harder approach,” he explained.

The marksmen were summoned by Wimbledon as pigeon droppings on the restaurant tables were thought to be a health hazard.

The decision to call in the marksmen was condemned as “cruel and illegal behaviour” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which complained to the tournament organisers and the police.

“Since the use of marksmen to kill pigeons appears to have been carried out as a first, rather than a last resort, and not out of a concern for public health, but rather because the animals were deemed inconvenient by players, you appear to be in clear violation of the law,” PETA vice-president Bruce Friedrich said.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pictures






Homeless

imagine your house slowly crashing down, what would you feel? How would yo react? In the wild, this is actually happening to some species like the polar bears.

Polar bears are rarely seen on land, actually they refrain from going on dry land, but what is with the picture below?
This is NOT supposed to be happening. You can change things.

Think about it.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Essence of Life

I'm currently handfeeding a baby Eurasian tree sparrow, locally known as the "maya" I know that the chicks parents are looking for it but I don't know how to return it because it can't fly yet. My mom told me to keep the bird outside, I said I can't leave it out because of the risk that it might be eaten or attacked by cats, she replied, "Let the bird die besides it is just a local bird and their parents would have new babies again" right after she said that I felt sad and thought"Why? If their parents raise new young will this bird be resurrected?"

"everyones life is precious, even the animals deserve to live."
-David Go

Friday, June 13, 2008

No to Foie gras

Foie gras is made from the livers of ducks and geese that are force-fed and develop a painful liver disease. Investigations at foie gras farms in the U.S. and throughout Europe and Canada have documented sick, dead, and dying animals. Some animals had holes in their necks from pipe injuries, and one investigation found that dead birds were dangling from wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto the live birds beneath them.

"Force-feeding birds until their organs explode is one of the most violent forms of cruelty to animals in factory farms today." "Everyone can protect ducks and geese from this torture simply by refusing to buy or eat foie gras."

Foie gras has been banned in 15 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, and Switzerland, as well as in the U.S. in the state of California and the city of Chicago. Pope Benedict XVI once referred to foie gras production as the "degrading of living creatures to commodity" and added that it "contradicts the relationship of mutuality that comes across the Bible."

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Panda conservation success

Panda success!

  • In 2004, a new survey counted 1,600 pandas - 40% more than were thought to exist in the 1980s.
  • Panda habitat is increasing with the development of new reserves and green corridors.
  • Some threats to panda survival such as poaching and illegal logging have been significantly reduced.
  • Community development projects to help people sustainably coexist with pandas have been very positive.
Please help Panda Conservation by donating to WWF

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wild bird Nestboxes

Wild birds usually nest in the eaves of your roof, giving them nestboxes and/or feeders will attract them and help them increase their productivity.

Monday, May 26, 2008

PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center or PARC Map
Click Image to Enlarge

PARC is the first real Animal Rehabilitation Center in The Philippines, if you want to visit PARC click the image above to view the map.

Steve Irwin: Remembering An Amazing Man.
I remember the first time I saw him on T.V. wearing those Kahki shorts and a bush shirt. I envied his charisma and I coveted his out fit. (Not to mention his energy.) Every time his show would end, the image of his elated face... eyes lit up with obvious passion for every creature he handled would never cease to linger. It was obvious that he was having the time of his life out there... just brushing up against creation like the rest of us have always dreamed of doing, but never found the time, focus, drive or whatever else we lacked that held us back. He went there for us. ...And he took us along. For that, I will always be grateful.

Then he took us on the ultimate adventure... to visit his family at the hospital when Bindi was born. Thank you for sharing that moment with us all Steve & Terri. It lifted us to the highest heights seeing Steve look at both of you with even more wonder in his eyes than he had in the field. My heart and my prayers will be for Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as all of the amazing people who have worked side-byside with Steve... Pouring their lives into the incredible work, which is forever marked first by Steve's presence and now sadly, by his absence. Steve Irwin was definitely the Happiest Conservationist On Earth and definietely one of my heroes. He will never be forgotten. May the Lord's peace surround you all. And may your hearts smile knowing you have changed people forever.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Feeding Frenzy

last night, it was raining hard and I noticed some flying creatures, as I looked closer I saw that these creatures were little termite queens or drones that look for new territories. These little flying "pests" locally known as "gamu-gamo" triggered a feeding frenzy, I noticed bats flying low to swoop down on the low flying termites.I also noticed some geckos snapping up some juicy termite drones, then there was the spider waiting for its food come to her. As I was looking around, I noticed that the little termites wings were falling off their backs, and then they started walking. Across the termites path was an army of red ants that were foraging for food, as the termite passed by, the ants started to pin down the larger termites and started carrying it into the nest, tired of all the racket I went inside the house and started watching animal planet.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

The bad effects of Deforestation.

Deforestation is done by converting forested areas to non-forest land for use such as pasture, logged area, or urban use. Generally, the destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity. n many countries, massive deforestation is ongoing and is changing the climate and the geography of the land causing climate change or global warming.

Deforestation results from removal of trees without sufficient "reforestation", resulting to the decrease of habitat and biodiversity. The planet has experienced an unprecedented rate of change of destruction of forests worldwide.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

hello!

whew, finally got to log in.


SAVE THE EARTH FROM GLOBAL WARMING. please?

pollution

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope,
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim,

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.

WATCH IT!!

An Article from: http://www.climatecrisis.net/

Cockfighting, a big NO!

Cockfighting, one popular game almost worldwide, why do we do it? Ask yourself, is it really something I want to do?

Cockfighting is not a game, in a game no one should die for real, even animals. someone who does cockfighting is worse than an animal if you ask me, why you ask? because killing these creatures for fun and entertainment isn't good, let's put it this way, you be the cock and the cocks make you fight, how would you feel?

Remember, cockfighting is not something people should do, it's the work of
DEVILS!

Photo Courtesy of: The Humane Society of The United States

Global Climate Change


Global Warming, what is it? As we all know, global warming is a term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate forever.

What leads to Global warming? The increasing volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, irresponsible waste disposal, and other human activities, are believed to be the primary sources of the global warming.

What are the effects of Global warming? Changes resulting from global warming may include rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps, as well as an increase in occurrence and severity of storms and other severe weather events.

Global warming may result to the extinction of many plant and animal species worldwide and maybe even worse it may also lead to the end of the world so please, think about it.

Photo Courtesy of: Softpedia

Say NO to poaching!


Poaching is a growing problem that occurs almost everywhere year-round alongside Illegal logging and deforestation, together we can help stop it.

How? For ordinary citizens like us we can stop buying products like elephant tusks, animal skins and other stuff like these. We can stop eating stuff like shark's fin soup and other exotic delicacies that come from endangered animal species and animals that are not farm bred.

"Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game."-Paul Rodriguez

Please stop poaching and habitat destruction.
"When the buying stops, the killing can too."


Photo Courtesy of: Afrikeye

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