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#Conservation in all shapes and sizes.  The conservation efforts for small species are no less than those of big & well known species.  This is also an example of why we can't just let all of the animals go free in the wild. For many (most) species, there is no safe place in the wild anymore and work needs to be done to secure appropriate habitat as we move forward.
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More than 20,000 Avaazers have pledged. Chip in below to help double it and hit all the biggest ivory markets.


Dear friends,

Elephants are super smart -- as close to humans as apes, yet we are literally killing them to extinction.

And they are obsessed with their death. They understand what is happening to them and their families, even identifying elephant bones and spending hours crying over them. Poaching is so emotionally devastating that it can take a herd 20 years to recover!

100 elephants a day are dying -- shot sometimes from helicopters, their faces cut off by machetes often while still alive -- just to produce ivory trinkets. What's worse is that this savagery is managed by organised criminals who help fund some of the most dangerous terror groups in the world.

But now there’s reason to hope: China just announced it will phase out its ivory industry and there is legislation in eleven US states calling for a ban on ivory trading. It’s a tipping point moment in this fight for these majestic animals and we can make sure demand everywhere dries up by funding a flood of campaigns in the US, Thailand and Vietnam to kill the biggest ivory markets anywhere.

Click below to pledge to fund species-saving work, pledges won’t be processed unless we raise enough to manage this ambitious goal.

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Killing elephants is serious business -- as wild elephants die out, the price for stockpiles of ivory skyrockets. Now poachers are on a race to kill as many elephants as they can. In 5 years, Mozambique has lost half of their elephant population. The clock is against us and if the current rate of killing continues, in little more than a decade, there may be no wild elephants, only graves.

The news from China could be our best chance to turn the tide and with top notch Avaaz campaigning in 11 states in the US, and in Thailand and Vietnam, we could help stop demand for bloody ivory, while supporting cutting edge anti poaching initiatives on the supply side. Here is what a dedicated global team could do:
Fund hard-hitting ad campaigns in SE Asia and the US to dissolve demand for ivory trinkets;
Launch online sites in SE Asia and the US to inform consumers of the suffering and carnage to help change the culture towards ivory;
Support and ramp up citizen campaigning in the consumer markets in SE Asia and the US;
Back ranger protection programmes in Africa and creative, ground-breaking initiatives like drones to monitor remote parks.
Avaaz has millions of members across the world, from the countries where conservation is critical to the countries where ivory statues are sold. If we each chip in we can finally help put the brakes on this cruel trade and move fellow humans to respect the other species that share this planet with us. Click to launch the team, Avaaz will only collect donations if we raise enough:

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The choice before us is simple: act now or lose African elephants forever. Let's not let ours be the generation that butchered these regal beings off the face of the earth. Let's do what our community does best -- pick careful battles, fight smart to ban the trade, and spread a culture of compassion.

With hope and appreciation,

Danny, Dalia, Alice, Emily, Lisa and the whole Avaaz team


SOURCES

African elephants could be extinct in wild within decades, experts say (The Guardian)
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts

African forest elephants are being massacred into extinction (Salon)
http://www.salon.com/2014/01/05/african_forest_elephants_are_being_massacred_into_extinction_partner/

Wild African elephants on verge of extinction, say experts (Al Jazeera)
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/23/wild-african-elephants-on-verge-of-extinction.html

At this rate, elephants will be wiped out within 10 years (The Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/at-this-rate-elephants-will-be-wiped-out-within-10-years-9012557.html


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The Africa Elephant Summit being held in Botswana has heard of an alarming drop in numbers due to poaching
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Help save modern day rhinos from going into extinction, if they went extinct, Id commit suicide.
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Decision gives captive chips same protections as wild one and will prohibit most research on them.
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We are getting better and more comprehensive work from computer modeling now anyway.
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Here's a little Reef Rap for your Monday lunch break! Explicit language warning for this one Take action: http://buff.ly/1cVn2SQ Thanks Juice Rap News for rapping for the one and only Great Barrier Reef.
Here's a little Reef Rap for your Monday lunch break! *Explicit language warning for this one* Take action: http://grnpc.org/IgD5z Thanks Juice Rap...
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Rick Schwartz
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Conservation efforts are multi-layered to say the least.  Here's a look at one of those layers... Preservation of DNA.
Frozen cells may hold the key to preventing animals from going extinct, and scientists at the San Diego Zoo are using cutting edge technology to keep cells from endangered species in suspended anim...
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This is our favorite project - Our annual conference aimed at providing a platform where we get some of the leading minds in conservation connected with lay-persons to share their experiences so that one can identify where they can contribute to saving wildlife... 
WCY 2015
Sat, June 6, 7:00 PM GMT+5:30
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He used to make more money as a hunter... Protecting the shore birds of Bangladesh.

#ecology   #biodiversity   #conservation   #bird   #BayofBengal   #project  
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In the wake of controversy over the poaching of endangered animals, a number of airlines are now refusing to ship hunting trophies.
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I misunderstood the word trophy. I was assuming that they were talking about the human figures on a base, evidently the word trophy to them involves animals. I don't approve game hunting, it is sad that people butcher animals for senseless reasons
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Guy Butterworth

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:( Why are we doing this to other species?  , what are we doing to this planet ?... do people actually care ?
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Awww poor baby, how will he become a dad, without a mate...it sickens me to see this
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There’s still time for President Obama to decide his ultimate legacy on climate change. Tell him to keep Arctic oil, coal and other fossil fuels in the ground.



President Obama will soon decide his ultimate legacy on climate change.

I sincerely believe he cares about the issue and is trying to do something about it, not only here in the U.S., but globally.

Yet, Shell is mere days away from drilling for oil in the Alaskan Arctic and only this month the Department of Interior announced that 10.2 billion tons of coal on federal lands would likely be available for sale. All with his approval. At a time when we need to be prioritizing the transition to a clean energy economy, it just doesn’t make sense.

It’s the opposite of the leadership we need on climate right now. And it’s not, I think, how the President hopes to be remembered by future generations. He has the power to change that today.

Join me and ask President Obama to use his power right now to keep Arctic oil, federal coal, and other fossil fuels in the ground and to cement his climate legacy.

The President isn’t standing alone.

http://us.greenpeace.org/site/R?i=4t80DLtZZ7rZ5FSLNQIIgg

One thing is very different from the day President Obama took office back in 2009. A real movement — made up of individuals and groups big and small — to stop climate change now exists in this country in a way it didn’t back then.

Now hundreds of thousands of people are marching in the streets of New York demanding action on climate change, people have so far been able to block the construction of a pipeline that the Koch brothers desperately want, and kayakers in Seattle made global news trying to stop Shell’s oil rigs from leaving for Alaska.

Tell the President that the moment is now to cement his legacy and be a leader on climate change. It’s time to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

http://us.greenpeace.org/site/R?i=4t80DLtZZ7rZ5FSLNQIIgg

I’m not sure what the next 18 months and the next Presidential election will bring. I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen in Paris at the upcoming climate talks.

What I do know is that we’ve come a long way together as a movement. That gives me a different kind of hope. Because now I think we have the power ourselves to help shape President Obama’s legacy on climate. He’s listening.

President Obama still has the chance to be remembered as a climate leader. I believe he can be. It’s not too late.

http://us.greenpeace.org/site/R?i=4t80DLtZZ7rZ5FSLNQIIgg

Here’s what he had to say about climate change while speaking at Georgetown a few years back:

"Someday, our children, and our children's children, will look at us in the eye and they'll ask us, did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them with a cleaner, safer, more stable world?"

How will he answer this for himself? That’s the most important question of all. Join me and take action today.

For the climate,

Annie Leonard
Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

P.S. There’s still time for President Obama to cement his legacy on climate change. But he has to keep Arctic oil, coal, and other fossil fuels in the ground. Take action today.





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Guy Butterworth

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Former gambler M.C. Davis has spent some $90 million purchasing land in the Sunshine State; his plans for it are astonishing.
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Shell could begin drilling for oil in the Arctic in less than two weeks.

Yesterday, fourteen Greenpeace activists, including myself

Donate today and help ensure we have the resources we need to keep up the fight.
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Yesterday, fourteen Greenpeace activists, including myself, were taken into custody by the US Coast Guard for using kayaks to block Shell's monstrous Arctic drilling rig from leaving Seattle.

Our plan was to stay for as long as we could. And that’s what we did.

I’m out of the kayak now, but the fight isn’t over. Not by a longshot.

In little more than two weeks, the Polar Pioneer will arrive in the Arctic and Shell could begin drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast. We need your support now more than ever to have a chance from stopping it.

Please make your most generous donation today to support Greenpeace’s work to prevent drilling for Arctic oil and support our other environmental campaigns.

We’re looking to raise $50,000 in the next 48 hours. With your support today, our Arctic campaign will...

Challenge Shell at every stage in their plan to drill for Arctic Ocean oil throughout the summer.

Unite over 7 million people to stand up to Shell by supporting peaceful protest in the US and around the world.
Lead a global campaign to bring massive public scrutiny over Shell’s plans to drill for Arctic Ocean oil this summer.
I knew we weren’t out there alone in our kayaks yesterday. You and millions of others were right there with us. Together we’re all part of a movement — and make no mistake about it, it’s going to take a global movement to stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic. We are at a pivotal moment in the fight to save the Arctic. To win, it will take each and every one of us working together against Shell’s reckless plans. Already, community kayaktivist protests are following Shell all the way up the coast! And it’s just the beginning.

Your donation today will help ensure we have the resources to continue this fight. Please support our work by making a gift today.

http://us.greenpeace.org/site/R?i=5fewHHjtlc0_EL42y5BtpQ


Together we’ve already accomplished so much.

We’ve sent hundreds of thousands of messages to President Obama, organized mass actions, and have spread the word to countless friends and colleagues about the threat to the Arctic from Shell’s reckless drilling plan.

Arctic drilling is a national (and international) story now because of YOU — and Shell’s public image is crumbling by the day. It’s a story that is going to keep building and building if we keep pushing it.

All of the momentum is on our side. Let’s keep it going.

Thank you for your generous support and all that you do. Greenpeace doesn’t exist without you.

For the Arctic,

John Hocevar
Kayaktivist

P.S. Shell’s plans have a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill in the Arctic. A spill that will be impossible to clean up. Please join Greenpeace today to help make sure that future doesn’t happen and support all the work that we do to protect the environment.




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Keep fox hunting illegal

Dear Guy,
You've probably heard the bad news: the government is planning a free vote to repeal the Hunting Act. That means it could once again become legal to hunt wild animals with dogs in England and Wales.

All over the country, kind people are rallying to make sure that doesn't happen.

Will you join them by sending a quick message to your MP and asking him or her to vote to keep the Hunting Act?

The vote in Parliament could happen at any time, so there's not a minute to lose. The next few days – before the Queen's Speech on 27 May – are a key time to act.

This fight is about saving countless wild animals from terrifying and painful deaths – not just foxes, but deer and hares, too.

It's also about what kind of country we want to live in – a modern, progressive Britain, where animals are treated with respect, or a backwards society, where watching as animals are torn apart is considered sport.

Please, don't be silent on this issue. Write to your MP today and ask him or her to keep Britain humane by keeping the ban.

TAKE ACTION
Thank you for everything you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Dan H
PETA uk

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Guy Butterworth

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Assessing our chances of survival without the prodigious pollinator.
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Rick Schwartz
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Critically endangered black rhino reintroduced to a native habitat 25 years after the last individual was poached in the area

"This will be the first time in East Africa a local community will be responsible for the protection and management of the highly threatened black rhino, signaling a mind shift in Kenya’s conservation efforts. This pioneering move demonstrates the Government of Kenya’s confidence in the local community, and materialises the promise to support community-based conservation initiatives as provided for by the new Wildlife Act, 2013."
Critically endangered black rhino were reintroduced to a native habitat in Kenya 25 years after the last individual was poached in the area.
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History in the making.
The Central Jersey Stream is collaborating with the Raritan & Millstone River Commission to clean up the Raritan River from Dukes Parkway Park in Manville to about a mile downstream. They're in need of volunteers for the May ...
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We're just people doing it ourselves.
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