These are folks helping in any way they can to better the quality of life for Wild Animals and Marine Life. Take a look and see if you'd like to help some or even just one. Let's see what we can do...
What is Noah's Ark?
Noah's Ark is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Animal Sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope.
Noah's Ark has over 1,500 animals with 100 different species and it costs $33,000 per month to feed and care for the animals.
Noah's Ark is a 250 acre sanctuary for abused, unwanted and neglected animals. A beautiful "park like" setting with paved pathways to bring your family and enjoy an afternoon out. We have a beautiful picnic area and playground. Wear your walking shoes, pack a lunch and come spend the day with us!
Noah's Ark never charges admission to come and see the animals, however we do accept and appreciate donations to help feed and care for the animals.
We're located at ...
712 LG Griffin Road, Locust Grove, GA 30248-4317
Barking Up the Right Tree: Washington's Karelian Bear Dog Program
Guest Commentary by Bob McCoy, MLF Volunteer
Field Representative, Sammamish, Washington
The communities of Sammamish and Issaquah lie along what wildlife biologists call the wildland-urban interface - often abbreviated as WUI - as does much of Washington State. The WUI is a line that loosely defines where nature and wildlife meets urban or suburban development. Occasionally, wildlife wanders across the line, gets lost, and attracts attention.
We have all seen articles stating, "Authorities kill wild animal for public safety." Most of us (statistics are with me on this) ask, "Why didn't they relocate the animal? Why did they kill it?"
Captain Bill Hebner of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
has pondered that same question over the many years he has served in
wildlife enforcement. Bill's current jurisdiction of North Puget Sound
consists of King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan
counties. Before taking charge of
In the early '90s, Bill's undercover investigation into illegal harvesting and selling of steelhead, salmon, and sturgeon led to the conviction of several dozen fishermen and fish-buying businesses which were breaking the law and endangering these species for a tidy profit.
Reconditioning is essentially reinforcing a wild animal's natural fear of humans enough that the animal can recognize the boundaries of human habitation and stay clear of those dangers. How does one 'recondition' a bear or cougar? Dogs! After seeing the success of a Karelian bear dog used by a department biologist, Captain Hebner studied how the dogs worked in other parts of the world to improve enforcement and public safety situations. He established the program in WDFW's Enforcement Division, and is largely responsible for advocating and sustaining the Karelian bear dog program in Washington, the first in the United States.
Over the first four years the program has grown to six working dogs, all still working as of June 2012. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife maintains a website for the Karelian Dog Program, but the program itself is funded entirely by donations.
The Wind River Bear Institute breeds and gives early training to the dogs. The Institute then pairs the Karelian Bear Dog with an enforcement officer for life. Officers are screened and matched with the dog that best fits their personal needs. (See sidebar).
OFA Working for Oregon Falconers!Over the past several years the OFA has accomplished some very important things for Oregon falconers to make falconry better and keep the sport safe into the future.
- Founded on 1977
- Short DescriptionWELCOME to OFA! We are a group of dedicated individuals from across Oregon that are hunting game with trained raptors.
- Company OverviewWe work to keep falconry legal and thriving in Oregon by working with falconers from around the state and the Oregon Departm...
- MissionThe purpose of the Association is to provide a statewide organization for all individuals who work with and love birds of prey. To improve, aid and encourage competency in falconry and raptor management within the state. To represent the interests of its members with state and federal wildlife agencies in matters affecting raptors and falconry in Oregon. To promote the study of reportorial species in Oregon, their care, welfare and training.
Another resource: http://www.mikesfalconry.com/
The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world's leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world.
Otter numbers in the UK have increased slightly in recent years but the Eurasian otter is still classed as “Vulnerable” in the Red Data List. Through education, research, influencing policy and partner working the IOSF is making progress but there is still much to be done here in the UK and other countries where otters are at risk.
Your support is greatly appreciated and the donations you make help secure a better future for otters in the UK and around the world.
To read more and help them out: http://www.otter.org/
It's your actions and support that enables Guardians to safeguard wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
By joining us today, we are merging our efforts to create a better future for the best of the American West's wildlife and wild places. Here are a few of Guardians' strategic top priorities you are now a part of:
• Defending Wolves: If anti-wolf agitators have their way, wolves will continue to be shot, poisoned, trapped, and persecuted in all but a few tiny enclaves in the west. With your support, we will continue litigation to return wolves to full Endangered Species Act protections and advance consideration of wolf reintroductions. At the same time, we will reach out continuously to win new hearts and minds for wolves and shift public opinion. We will advance our vision of hearing wolf howls behind every hill and across every valley spanning the Spine of the Continent.
• Securing Endangered Species: The Interior Department has historically failed to effectively implement the Endangered Species Act. Our historic 2011 Endangered Species Act settlement agreement, which requires action on more than 850 imperiled species, is a major step towards solving a dimension of this problem. Still, the acceleration of the global loss of biodiversity is wiping species off the planet at 1,000 times the natural rate of species disappearance. We want this to change.
• Fossil Fuel Free Public Lands: The threat of oil and gas fracking is, unfortunately, mounting. In addition, closing coal-fired power plants and the mines that supply them remains amongst our highest priorities. Our creative and relentless federal lawsuits have created financial liabilities for public utilities that own and operate coal plants, fracking fields, and mining operations. Our historic success and recent expansion in fighting fracking is setting us up to advance a comprehensive and successful campaign that leads to fossil free public lands.
Thank you for being a Guardian. Tell your friends and family about us. You can also visit our website to sign up to join our monthly donor club, the Wild Bunch, and receive action alerts, victory updates, VIP tickets to events, invites to quarterly calls with me and more.
WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We have four programs focusing on wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and climate and energy.
Our main office is located at: 516 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 phone 505.988.9126 fax 505.213.1895 http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about#.VANzXmMQJgg
SEATTLE GOOSE KILL
PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEOCLIP
Photos courtesy of Bob Chorush
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The USDA was the agency that conducted the gassing of the geese.
Gas chambers are connected to the truck in preparation for the slaughter.
Nets and other implements used for the goose round-up.
Carbon Dioxide tanks used to gas the geese.
Geese rest on dock and graze on grass, completely unaware that they will soon be caught and stuffed into boxes to be suffocated to death, all for the "crime" of pooping, something that all God's creatures do, including you and me. They're unable to fly as they're shedding their flight feathers during the molt.
The geese were caught and stuffed into these gas chambers and the carbon dioxide turned on, suffocating them. They struggled and suffered and died a horrible death. Look closely at the base of the gas chamber. You can see their feathers sticking out from the bottom, evidence of the brutality they were subjected to.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEOCLIP OF GEESE BEING ROUNDED UP AND GASSED
To read more: http://www.hallofshame.lovecanadageese.com/photos.html
The International Rhino Foundation
International Rhino Foundation
During the late 1980s, Zimbabwe’s black rhino populations were decreasing at an alarming rate due to intense, organized poaching. In 1989, a group of concerned individuals and institutions founded the International Black Rhino Foundation to assist in the conservation of black rhinos in Zimbabwe both through efforts in the wild and in zoos. In part, because of the International Black Rhino Foundation’s support, poaching was virtually eliminated and black rhino populations began to stabilize. In most areas throughout the species’ range, black rhino populations now are slowly increasing.
RHINO POACHING EPIDEMIC CONTINUES IN AFRICA
So far this year, South Africa – home to the majority of the world’s rhinos - has lost more than 260 rhinos to poaching, which suggests that 2011 will exceed the record 333 lost in 2010.
To read more, adopt or help: http://www.rhinos-irf.org/about/
WildlifeDirect is a Kenya and US registered charitable organization founded and chaired by African conservationist Dr Richard Leakey, who is credited with putting an end to the elephant slaughter in Kenya in the 1980s. Its main office is located in Nairobi, Kenya.
WildlifeDirect was established in 2006 to provide support to conservationists in Africa directly on the ground via the use of blogs, which enables anybody, anywhere to play a direct and interactive role in the survival of some of the world’s most precious species.
WildlifeDirect does not take funds on behalf of bloggers, instead we enable all our bloggers to link their blogs to fund raising sites. No administration fee is charged for this. By allowing bloggers to raise funds directly through this website, we ensure that all donations go directly to where it was intended in its entirety. WildlifeDirect however still needs to raise funds for our own operational costs. We invite donors to make a contribution to help run the organization.
To help or read more: http://wildlifedirect.org/about/
9 ways to celebrate and help save the imperiled bear
February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. Take a moment to celebrate these bears and learn a bit more about them.
Polar bears in the Hudson Bay are in danger of dying out completely as global warming melts away the ice they depend on to hunt for food. Speak up to ensure the Clean Air Act can help these bears!
Get step-by step directions for creating adorable (and delicious!) polar bear cupcakes.
Adopt your very own polar bear (symbolically, of course!) and help change the forecast for wildlife.
Try out this quick and easy polar bear snow gauge craft, a perfect project for a snow day home with the kids.
Express your love of the Earth and hope for its future with this Adopt-an-Animal polar bear ornament.
Wapusk: White Bear of the North includes images from acclaimed wildlife photographer Dennis Fast, showing the life of one majestic bear in the Arctic north.
Our free polar bear e-card allows you to wish all your friends "Happy Polar Bear Day!"
Day in and day out, NWF works to protect polar bears and other imperiled animals. Please support NWF by making a donation today!
Who We Are
The Pacific Region host a vast array of migratory birds simply due to an incredible variety of habitats, from oceans to deserts, isolated alpine meadows to tropical islands. Within the continental United States, approximately 620 species of migratory birds occur regularly within our region. In addition, approximately 200 species occur in Hawaii, the U.S. territories and commonwealth in the Pacific Islands. Our area supports 10 out of 29 important shorebird staging areas (resting and fueling areas for migrant shorebirds) in the United States including three of hemispheric and three of international significance. Our mainland mountains, valleys, deserts, and river corridors are home to a tremendous diversity of land birds, some of which occur only in the Pacific Region such as the Yellow-billed Magpie and White-headed Woodpecker. Hawaii and the other Pacific Islands have their own unique suites of species found nowhere else in the world, such as the brightly-colored Honeycreepers.
We provide leadership in migratory bird conservation in the Pacific Region aby providing implementation support to many partnership efforts including the Pacific Flyway Council, North American Waterfowl Management Plan and associated Joint Ventures, Partners in Flight, Shorebird Conservation Plan, Colonial Waterbird Plan, and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. We also issue permits for scientific collecting and other educational uses of birds under the auspices of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Our region falls within the Pacific Flyway, a major migration route for waterfowl in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the early 30's, waterfowl biologists used band returns and other information dating back to the early 1900's to help identify primary waterfowl migration routes, such as the Pacific Flyway, which link breeding grounds in the north to more southerly wintering areas.
In partnership with the Pacific Flyway Council, a consortium of state wildlife agencies, we work with the States to meet migratory game bird population goals established within Pacific Flyway Management Plans and to set hunting regulations based on data from waterfowl surveys and other available sources of information on migratory game bird populations.
Migratory Bird Programs by State
Here is a brief video that we put together compiled using FWC and Alabama DNR information along with out own pictures. This details what a "real" fox-coyote enclosure is.
About Stop Wildlife Penning
As a family, we dealt with this issue in our backyard in Holt, Florida. We followed the necessary steps of contacting the Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) to help, but found out wildlife penning was legal in the state of Florida as well as many other states. Wildlife penning involves the capture of foxes and coyotes who are then shipped across state lines and placed into 100-acre penned areas. Then, dozens of hunting dogs are released into the pen and scored on how fast they catch the prey. We have witnessed firsthand the pack mentality the dogs create when attacking a helpless animal.
With the help of numerous supporters, we have successfully shut down fox penning permanently in Florida! Now it's time to focus our attention on the other states that allow this practice to continue. Please read more at TrainingNotTorture.org.
2. Wildlife Penning should not be considered hunting.
3. This cause is neither anti-hunting nor anti-gun.
4. We must arise to the occasion and stop this once and for all!
Donations Go To
EMERALD COAST WILDLIFE REFUGE INC
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 59-3286744)
Learn about a few of Oregon's native species that need our help!
Native Fish and Wildlife Profiles
About Oregon Wild
Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. As a leader of the national grassroots charge for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular road less areas across the country.
If you'd like to know more: http://www.oregonwild.org/about
Sea Shepherd's Mission Statement
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an
international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our
mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife
in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
To get involved: http://www.seashepherd.org/get-involved/
In Defense Of Animals
Dear Friend of Animals,
You can’t imagine the shock I felt when I first came face to face
with the horrors that were befalling millions, in some cases billions,
of animals in our nation’s laboratories and fur and factory farms ...
our nation’s puppy mills.
The population of
Sumatran tigers in the wild is estimated to be only
three hundred to five hundred.
The Sumatran tiger is the only subspecies left in the Indonesian
islands. The last Bali tiger is believed to have been shot in 1937.
The last Javan was probably killed in 1984. Left unchecked, one man’s
damage could have played a critical role in
wiping out a whole species.
Tiger habitat in Sumatra is being lost to agriculture, as more forest is being converted to palm oil production. Gunung Leuser National Park is where the largest population of 110 lives, but much tiger habitat there is still unprotected. Its hard to say even with potentially five hundred tigers left in the wild if that is enough genetic diversity to sustain a wild population. Inbreeding could eventually weaken the species to the point where it is very vulnerable to disease. Some zoos are currently involved in the efforts to save the species from extinction. The Melbourne Zoo just reported May 13th, they have four healthy new Sumatran tiger cubs. (If you visit their page, watch the video too.) Another hopeful event was the capturing of extremely rare footage of Sumatrans in the wild this year.
Visit the Sumatran Tiger Trust website to find out what you can do help. http://www.tigertrust.info/sumatran_tiger_home.asp
Idea #2: Focus Federal Resources on Key Places.
Idea #3: National Wildlife Refuges are an essential
part of America’s Great
The objects of ADI are to educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals; wherever possible, to alleviate suffering, and to conserve and protect animals and their environment. We are opposed to violence or intimidation whether directed at humans or other animals.
Background: With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) is a major international force for animal protection, working at regional, national and international levels to protect animals and the environment. ADI has succeeded through precision-led undercover investigations and scientific reports, to secure greater legal protection for animals. Lobbying on issues such as animals in entertainment; animals used in experiments and the funding of alternatives; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation; ADI is changing humanity’s perspective on the way we view the other species that share our planet. ADI organizes international animal rescues of animals in distress.
How we work: We conduct investigations of animal use in industry and commerce, gather evidence and assist authorities with the prosecution of law-breakers when appropriate; we publish scientific and technical reports; produce parliamentary briefings; educational materials for schools and colleges; lobby for laws to protect animals.
In an historic world first, ADI are currently rescuing an incredible 25 lions from eight circuses in Bolivia. Accompanied by the Bolivian authorities, the ADI team travelled all over Bolivia seizing lions and other animals from shocking conditions in circuses. Please consider making a donation today. Malnourished, thin and dehydrated lions were found in tiny cages on wheels. One circus had a staggering eight lions in a small cage, little bigger than two double beds, on the back of a truck.
To help or adopt: http://adirescuediary.com/
North American Bear Center
The mission of the non-profit North American Bear Center is to advance the long-term survival of bears worldwide by replacing misconceptions with scientific facts about bears, their role in ecosystems, and their relations with humans.
There is a huge need for accurate information about bears worldwide.
Bears have been unfairly demonized for centuries. Exaggerated perceptions of danger historically led to eradication campaigns using bounties, poison, trapping, and shooting. All eight bear species around the world are now listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered in all or portions of their ranges. Remote habitats that once insured isolation and protection are now being occupied by people, and the attitudes of these people will determine the future of those populations.
The Bear Center is dedicated to replacing
misconceptions with facts worldwide. It is also working to conserve
bear habitat, stop poaching for bear body parts, rehabilitate injured
and orphaned bears back to the wild, and implement methods to reduce
conflict between humans and bears.
Keep up daily with the bears and help: http://www.bear.org/website/the-nabc/about-us/our-mission.html
They're all spending boatloads of money to ensure that polar bears can be killed by oil and gas drillers, hunters, and just about anyone else.
To do this they have to strip or bypass federal Endangered Species Act protections for the beleaguered polar bear. Though we're completely outgunned by the enormous sums of money these groups spend on lobbyists and lawyers, the Center for Biological Diversity won't let the Safari Club and its allies win.
Please donate to our Polar Bear Legal Defense Fund today so we can save the polar bear. If we can raise just one dollar for every $100 industry and lobby groups are spending to kill polar bears, we will definitely prevail.
The Safari Club is not your average hunting group. It boasts past presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush, Idaho Governor Butch Otter, and Norman Schwarzkopf as lifetime members. It donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates. It was a close ally of Sarah Palin in her war on Alaska's wolves.
The Safari Club has filed two lawsuits to strip federal protection from the polar bear:
- The first seeks to allow importation of polar bear heads and hides even though the species was listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act in 2008.
- The second seeks to remove the polar bear from the threatened list altogether.
Why? Because at
$40,000 a kill, polar bear hunting is big business -- and heavily
promoted. Every year the Safari Club gives out a "Grand Slam" award to
anyone who kills at least five great-bear species, including the polar
bear. It is even accepting "Record Book" entries to encourage its
members to kill the largest bears possible.
The Center has formally intervened in the Safari Club's lawsuits in defense of the polar bear, but we need your help to win both crucial legal battles. Please donate today to our Polar Bear Legal Defense Fund.
For the bears,
White Tigers and all big cats in between.
The white lions and golden tabby tigers are merely a product of this practice of inbreeding for white coats as well and are not being bred for any sort of conservation program either. ALL white tigers are cross eyed, whether it shows or not, because the gene that causes the white coat always causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain. To see a 5 minute video clip about the rescue of the white tiger on this page, some baby cubs and others click HERE. Click to see the video called White Tiger Myth Buster.
years many people have asked us to take white tigers off their
but in every case it was only so they could breed more babies to
so we declined. For years we have railed against supporting
that breed and exhibit white tigers because of the abuse involved
producing them. White Tigers can ONLY exist in captivity by
inbreeding, such as father to daughter, brother to sister, mother
son and so forth. The myth of the Rare White Bengal Tiger was an illusion meant to
the public into thinking that these cats were endangered and being
preserved for future generations. The truth of the matter is that
aren’t even pure Bengal tigers, but rather are all the offspring
of an original Siberian / Bengal cross breeding. The
inbreeding results in many defects, early deaths, still births
and, as could be expected, the cats are not very bright which is why
they are preferred for entertainment purposes.
|"White tigers are an aberration artificially bred and proliferated by some zoos, private breeders and a few circuses who do so for economic rather than conservation reasons."|
Consider this: Only 1 in 4 tiger cubs from a white tiger bred to an orange tiger carrying the white gene are born white, and 80% of those die from birth defects associated with the inbreeding necessary to cause a white coat. Of those surviving, most have such profound birth defects, such as immune deficiency, scoliosis of the spine (distorted spine), cleft palates, mental impairments and grotesquely crossed eyes that bulge from their skull that only a small percentage are suitable for display. Due to these birth defects the white tigers often die an early death. According to some tiger trainers, only 1 in 30 of those white cats will consistently perform. The number of tigers that have to be produced and disposed of in order to fill the public’s desire to see white tigers on display is staggering.
Big Cat Rescue has never taken in a white tiger before because we did not want to enable people to dispose of their “defective” cats and cause so much more suffering and abuse by having an easy dumping ground for the cats who didn’t serve them.
Every year we have to turn away hundreds of big cats. Please do not support those who breed these majestic animals for a life of cruel confinement. No animal, especially a tiger, belongs in a cage. Carole Baskin, Founder Big Cat Rescue.http://bigcatrescue.org/site/about-us/our-beliefs/petting-big-cats
in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is one of the country’s leaders in
science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We stand out in
our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the
Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them.
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
We work to protect and restore America’s native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, work across international borders and educate and mobilize the public. With so many threats, concerned citizens are coming to the defense of America’s wildlife, and Defenders of Wildlife is proud to be a leader in the fight to preserve our nation’s animals and plants for generations to come.”
If you'd like to help:
Wild Cat Haven...
We never dreamed . . . how our lives would change by this one small, spotted
We've come a long way from the naive folks who first brought BoBo home over eleven years ago. It's been a true hands on education and one few people would give up their lives to do. We do it because we owe BoBo and all the other wildcats a huge debt. Either captive-born or wild, each cat should be given the respect & dignity they deserve to remain wild at heart. They will never experience true freedom, but we will keep them safe from neglect & abuse for the rest of their lives. It's the very least we can do for these incredible animals that ask for so little and deserve so much."
If you'd like to help:
National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
When you adopt an animal you get a certificate and a plush stuffed animal that reflects what animal you have adopted. They have dozens of Animals to choose from. These 3 are just a few.
Penguins make the perfect gift…and penguin chicks are even better! Adopt a Penguin and help save these adorable creatures from global warming!
Save this fabulous feline from poaching with this purrrfect gift and we’ll send super-cuddly Snow Leopard Mom-and-Cub plush
America’s polar bears face extinction in 50 years or less. Adopt a Polar Bear and help save these majestic creatures from global warming and arctic drilling.
NWF NEAR YOUThrough our Regional Field Offices, we help people like you harness your love for special places to protect those locations and other resources like them.
We are joined in our effort to protect wildlife by our affiliated wildlife organizations located in 48 states and territories.
NEWS AND BLOGSNational Wildlife Federation provides resources for media through our Newsroom including press releases, fact sheets, and reports.
NWF President, Larry Schweiger, shares the NWF View on his blog with his own unique brand of storytelling. Larry also writes the NWF View column for National Wildlife magazine.If you'd like to help:
Baby Bison Arrive on the Prairie
American Prairie Reserve’s first bison calf of the season was recently born on the greening prairie of Northeastern Montana. Only hours after the newborn’s arrival, the mother, brought to American Prairie Reserve in 2006 as part of WWF’s bison reintroduction project, was using her hoof to help the calf stand up on all four legs. Since the first calf, nine others have been born, bringing the total number of bison on American Prairie Reserve to 206.
WWF’s bison reintroduction project is a joint undertaking with American Prairie Foundation (APF). We expect many more calves to be born in the coming months, adding to the ever-growing population of the herd on American Prairie Reserve. WWF is leading efforts to restore bison and other keystone species to the Northern Great Plains. By bringing together local communities, landowners, government, scientists, conservation experts and industry, we are achieving lasting results in the conservation and restoration of the region’s natural heritage. For Release: Apr 26, 201
WWF's mission statement: WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by
- protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
- promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and
more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of
WSPA Needs Our Help With 400 Million Dogs Around The World...
Right now there are an estimated 400 million stray dogs around the world - dogs like the ones above, who are sick, suffering, abandoned and alone. These dogs desperately need relief, and we're working to bring it to them, but we cannot do it alone. We need your support now to make a difference for these dogs. The stray dog problem is a truly global issue - at this very moment there are millions of dogs on the streets, outside in all weather, with nothing to call home other than the bare dirty pavement. Their food is whatever paltry scraps they can scavenge from dumps and trash cans, and they suffer from agonizing diseases and live in constant fear, as authorities attempt to control stray dog populations by mass shooting and poisoning. You can help us stop this suffering. With your support now we can continue bringing desperately needed veterinary care, spay and neuter services, and aid to tens of thousands of strays and create permanent changes in the way dogs are treated:
- We're working to stop the cycle of uncontrolled breeding: We are training vets to spay and neuter dogs, and we are setting up mobile clinics with vital equipment and medical supplies to treat sick and injured dogs on the street. Our projects are bringing relief to animals in places all over the world, from Costa Rica to Sierra Leone, India, and Nepal.
- We're joining with local governments and authorities to introduce legislation that protects stray dogs: Fear and misunderstanding can lead to inhumane methods of stray control, including mass shooting, poisoning, and electrocution. We're spreading the message that these methods are not only extremely cruel, but also ineffective.
- We're providing humane education to communities, governments and dog owners: We're teaching people to treat both stray and pet dogs with the care and respect they deserve. We're also encouraging owners to sterilize their dogs so that unwanted breeding does not lead to more strays. With your support we'll keep reaching out to schools, government authorities and the public to make a difference for even more animals.
Thank you again for all that you do for animals!
Sea turtles take a long time to mature and reproduce, making each individual important to the continued survival of these ancient ocean travelers. But Without our help, sea turtles could be doomed to extinction. All sea turtles in U.S. waters are listed as threatened or endangered, and we’re working hard to save them from extinction:can become confused by artificial lighting on nesting beaches and many never make it to sea. Those who do make it face drowning by the nets and razor-sharp hooks of irresponsible fishing practices -- and mothers ready to lay their eggs face the loss of vital nesting beaches due to development or rising sea levels.
- Off America’s coasts… As Defenders of Wildlife’s head lawyer Bob Dreher reported last week, we’re determined to suspend bottom longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico -- a practice that killed hundreds of imperiled sea turtles in 2006-2007. More than 45,000 Defenders supporters have joined the fight, signing our petition urging the to act immediately to protect the Gulf’s dwindling .
- Around the world… Defenders staff are working to prevent trade in imperiled sea turtles, so that our sea turtles have a shot at surviving for future generations to enjoy.
- With your compassionate help, we can
save the lives of sea turtles and help save them from extinction. Please
make a tax-deductible contribution today to help save these beautiful
sea creatures from being killed by harmful fishing practices and habitat
International Wolf Center...
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. Learn more about our history, how we carry out our mission, our vision for the future. Our people, including our Advisory Panel, Board of Directors and staff strive to honor our values in their daily work. We welcome others who share our values to apply for employment or internship opportunities as they are available. We rely on financial and in-kind donations from our members, corporations and wolf enthusiasts around the globe. Our annual report details the highlights from our last year's operation. Support our efforts to teach the world about wolves.
If you'd like to help:
Our Wildlife programs defend all wild animals, both captive and free, from cruelty and avoidable suffering, from exploitation, or from threats to their survival or well-being. Our work embraces all creatures, from backyard squirrels to black bears.
News & Resources
We list the ten most unusual or egregious poaching cases of 2010, along with some creative tactics law enforcement agencies instituted to catch poachers.
The HSUS has released a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on animal protection laws dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals in research, horses and farm animals.
The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. House for giving final congressional approval to legislation that will increase protection for sharks from the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning.
Nineteen conservation and animal welfare groups called on the U.S. Secretaries of Commerce and Interior to impose trade sanctions against Iceland for its escalating defiance of international conservation agreements on commercial whaling.
Finning--the cruel practice of cutting off a shark's fin then throwing the shark back into the water--is devastating vulnerable shark populations.
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About MikeMichael Markarian is the president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that lobbies for animal welfare legislation and works to elect humane-minded candidates to public office. In almost 15 years in the animal protection movement.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
The U.S. Senate last night gave final approval to H.R. 2480, the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, to provide a much-needed upgrade to the nearly 60-year-old federal fur labeling law. The House previously passed the bill in July, and it now goes to President Obama for his signature.
The HSUS and HSLF have been advocating for years that a new national policy was needed to ensure accuracy and consistency in the labeling of fur-trimmed apparel, after our investigations found dozens of major designers and retailers selling unlabeled jackets trimmed with animal fur, some of it falsely advertised as “faux fur.” We stuck with it every step of the way, and are pleased to be one step closer to enacting this bipartisan law to protect consumers and animals.
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Welcome to the pages of the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey.
Our organization is dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry, a hunting tradition defined as ' taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey'.
Preserving falconry involves maintaining not only the
traditional culture that builds practical skills of empathy with
animals, but also the conservation of raptors and their prey through
preservation of natural habitats. We therefore encourage falconry within
the context of sustainable use of wildlife. We also promote ecological
studies and veterinary research on birds of prey and, where appropriate,
domestic breeding of raptors for falconry. Including such species as
Peregrine falcons, Goshawks, Saker and Gyr falcons and all other species
of raptors in whatever part of the world they may be used for falconry
and hunting. In our site, you will find pages on the history of
falconry and its role in conservation, as well as details of how modern
falconry is practiced. You can visit our extensive Global Membership
list, and read about our worldwide activities in the IAF Newsletter.
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Tortoise Protection Group...
The Tortoise Protection Group is a non-profit organisation founded in 2007.
Our site is dedicated to helping ensure the survival of tortoises in the wild by campaigning for a ban on the importation of tortoises for the commercial pet trade, and to promote high standards of husbandry to tortoise keepers in the UK.
With your help we can make a difference.
are a group of volunteers striving to campaign against the importation
of tortoises into the UK for commercial pet trade. Please help and be
assured that any donation gift, no matter how small, will be well
spent working towards making a lasting difference for tortoises. We
rely on your generosity to help our cause.
If you'd like to help:http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/1.asp
World Society for the Protection of Animals
For suffering animals around the world the last few days of 2010 will continue to be filled with fear, hunger and pain. But you can bring them hope. Your special year-end gift to WSPA can give them a new future – one that is free from cruelty and abuse. Make your year-end gift to WSPA now >>
With 2010 coming to an end, WSPA would like to thank its donors and advocates for their ongoing support and dedication to helping animals.
A WSPA investigation has revealed that one of the holiday’s most popular symbols – the reindeer – is being subjected to immense suffering in large-scale round-ups and slaughter in Sweden and Finland.
Chowti, the blind bear who was recently rescued from a life of bear baiting, has taken her first steps in a new life without cruelty
On December 2nd 2010, Members of Nicaragua’s National Assembly voted near unanimously to pass a law that includes some of the most stringent measures in animal welfare legislation in the world.
Faux fur has no guarantee of being cruelty-free. As faux fur becomes more realistic-looking and real fur becomes harder to identify – because of increased use of dyes – WSPA has identified a few ways in which consumers can tell the difference between the two.
Nestled in their ice dens in northern Alaska, a new generation of polar bear cubs is just being born. In a few months, these newborns will emerge from their dens and face a new and challenging world outside.
Sadly, pro-polluter politicians, lobbyists and trophy hunters are planning a deadly future for these cubs.
Please make a donation today and help Defenders safeguard the lives of these infant cubs with our multi-pronged advocacy in Congress, in the courts and the international halls of power.
The threat to these cubs is urgent.
In Washington, DC, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is preparing to unleash a dangerous amendment as early as this week, authored by top polluter lobbyists, to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from fighting climate change -- even as polar bears in her state are literally drowning from the effects of global warming.
And in Alaska, Governor Sean Parnell and other officials are amassing a war chest of more than $1.5 million to hire lawyers and lobbyists to take away crucial protections for polar bears and other wildlife struggling to survive. If they win, wealthy trophy hunters will be able to kill polar bears abroad and return with polar bear carcasses and other parts to adorn living rooms and trophy cases.
We have a plan to stop these vicious attacks on polar bears.
Please donate now to stop the politicians, lobbyists and trophy hunters -- and save future generations of polar bear cubs.
Defenders has a three-point plan to save these magnificent animals and their homes:
We can’t do any of this wildlife-saving work without the caring
support of people like you. Will
you donate today to help save our struggling polar bear cubs and other
drastic action, this season’s polar bear cubs could be one of the last
generations in the United States . And with sea ice well below
average , their mothers will likely struggle to find adequate
food to feed them in the coming year. But there is hope. With
help, we can stop the attacks on their future by polluter
politicians, lobbyists and trophy hunters to ensure these cubs have a
fighting chance at survival.
P.S. You can put your contribution to work immediately through our secure website. Or you can call 1-800-385-9712 to donate by phone.
For over 115 years, the
Sierra Club has been fighting to preserve
America’s wild legacy. In that time, we have successfully
protected over 250 million acres of wildlands, home to the
spectacular wildlife we expected to be safe for generations. But
now, global warming threatens to undermine our hard fought victories.
Animals like grizzly bears, salmon, lynx and panthers are facing a race for life as their food sources and habitat shrink or shift due to climate change. But by protecting important lands and migration corridors, reducing human impacts on their habitats and minimizing the impacts of global warming, we can help them adjust. Because without viable habitat they simply CANNOT survive!
We need YOUR help and support to make sure that our wildlife have the critical habitat they need to survive – now and for future generations. Please sign our petition today.
While these species have adapted in stunning and amazing ways, climate change is too big a challenge for them to face on their own.
But the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are not adopting climate-smart policies that protect wildlife habitats and landscapes from the impacts of climate change.
We need you to tell these federal land management agencies to make this a priority. Please sign our petition!
With your help, we will continue the fight to preserve our wild legacy and fight to make the changes needed to protect our wildlife for the future.
Thank you for taking action,
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Fatal Flight Awareness Program
Each year in Toronto, over a million birds are killed
by colliding with buildings.
OUR MISSION: Working to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education,
Why care if some birds die at human-built structures? Many species of birds, especially the small insect-eaters, migrate at night. Guided in part by the constellations, they are attracted to lights shining from skyscrapers, broadcast towers, lighthouses, monuments and other tall structures. The birds either flutter about the light until they drop from exhaustion, or actually hit the object. Approximately half of the birds found die from their injuries suffered in the collision. After collisions, many birds are just stunned and will revive in a couple of hours. The role of FLAP: to publicize the problem and get tower staff, cleaning crews, security and management to turn off the lights at night and . For its conservation work FLAP has received a great deal of media attention, most notably coverage on CBC's "The Nature of Things". As awareness of the problem grows, FLAP plans to work with concerned groups in other cities to form similar organizations throughout North America, even around the world.
If you'd like to help:
The SeaDoc Society works to ensure the health of marine ecosystems through research and education
We focus primarily on the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest, known as the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea includes:
- Puget Sound
- The Northwest Straits
- The Georgia Basin
We also have new regional initiatives focused on marine ecosystem health in California and in Baja California, including efforts to clean up derelict fishing gear. The problems in our ecosystem are well known: Pollution and habitat degradation are increasing; native populations are declining and disappearing.
The SeaDoc Society provides solutions to problems facing marine wildlife and ecosystems
Duck, Duck, Goose...Majestic Water Fowl.Org...
Donate to Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
We are a non-profit organization, and none of us draws any kind of salary from our sanctuary. This means that we count on your donations to help us provide proper medical care and purchase supplies for the waterfowl that come into our sanctuary. The more assistance we get from you, the more assistance we can provide to the ducks and geese that so desperately need our help.
The ducklings and goslings most often purchased at Easter time are Pekins and Embdens. Ducklings and goslings mature rapidly -- in about 8-12 weeks. Many people who purchase ducklings and goslings in the Spring when they are tiny and fuzzy find out by Summertime that they grow into large birds that are far from low maintenance. Unable to properly care for them, most people simply find a local pond, creek, or waterway and drop the birds off there, mistakenly thinking they are doing them a favor by "setting them free" into their natural habitat. The flaw in such reasoning is that domesticated ducks are just that: domesticated. This means they do not have the genetic programming or the skills needed to survive for long in the wild. The critical difference between domesticated ducks and geese and their wild counterparts is they cannot fly. Because of this, most abandoned domesticated ducks and geese die within weeks of being dumped by their owners. Some are killed and eaten by predators, others die slowly of starvation, and others die of diseases contracted from resident wildlife. The lifespan of properly cared for domesticated ducks and geese is from 10-25 years. In fact, we know of a goose that is over 30 years old! If we find a duck or goose that is abandoned, we humanely capture it and bring it to our sanctuary for care and medical treatment. Once it is physically and emotionally healthy, we do everything we can to find it an appropriate and permanent home.
There are two ways to donate: Online using PayPal or by mail.
If you work at any of the companies listed below, they will match 100% of your donation!
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Our pools may not be ready to hold patients here at the National Marine Life Center quite yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from helping the New England marine life in need of rehabilitation. Our animal care technician Kate Shaffer spent two and a half weeks this December lending a helping hand to neighboring rehabilitation [...]
It’s always fun to watch animals eating, and the red-bellied cooter hatchlings are no exception. Overwintering at NMLC as part of a MassWildlife headstart program to help the species recover, these endangered fresh-water turtles are fed a diet of red-leaf and romaine lettuce supplemented by “turtle vitamins” called ReptoMin®. Food amounts are controlled and the [...]
The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) rehabilitation and release hospital for the treatment of stranded sea turtles and seals, with future plans to expand to treat dolphins, porpoises, and small whales. Our emphasis is to educate the public about the needs and status of these important animals and their environment, and to research their health needs and threats in captivity and in the wild.If you'd like to help or read more: http://nmlc.org/about/