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March for Animals (and People) in New York City

Photo:HSUS

Photo:HSUS

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

 

Many organizations connected to animal welfare, climate change and environmental issues will be organizing this march in New York City.

“On September 21, WWF, in partnership with hundreds of other organizations, is participating in the People’s Climate March in New York City. And we need you to be there with us.

The march will kick off a week of climate action in New York and set the tone for world leaders as they head into a United Nations summit on the climate crisis two days later. ”

 

Please join, sign up and invite as many friends as possible to take part

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=8CCF60A1D2012290268475412A618FBF.app244a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=805&autologin=true&link=btn&utm_campaign=climate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=140821t

 

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Awareness Changes the Lives of Snow Leopards and Humans

Photo: WWF

Photo: WWF

It is easy to point your finger at others telling them off, letting them know how much you despise what they are doing. But reaching out and introducing them to new ideas, giving them an option to change old traditions and setting examples for new ones will get you much farther – and probably faster, too.

“High in the mountains of Mongolia, Byambatsooj and seven other local herders are putting their skills and passion to good use in the face of an intensifying winter climate. These “citizen scientists” are collecting data using camera traps to help WWF study the endangered snow leopard population and conserve Asia’s High Mountains.”

Please read more about the snow leopards here

http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/citizen-scientists-saving-snow-leopards?utm_campaign=species&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wwf&utm_content=1408t

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The Backyard Tiger

 

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

PeTA´s photo of Tony  the Tiger

PeTA´s photo of Tony the Tiger

 

Cute cuddly little tigers are an easy way to attract people. But who asks what happens to these animals once they are no longer little but grown, weighing easily 400 – 500 pounds?

“Did you know there are around 5,000 captive tigers in the United States right now?

This is what I learned when I began conducting research on America’s tiger population seven years ago. What’s more astounding is that nearly 95% of these tigers are owned by individuals, not zoos.

Of those people who privately own a tiger here in the US, most aren’t trained to care for animals in general, let alone tigers. And, unbelievable as it sounds, there is no complete record of captive tigers in America.

The exact number of tigers living in captivity outside of zoos and accredited institutions in the US isn’t clear—some say it could be double what we estimated. What we do know is that it’ssignificantly more than the number of wild tigers in Asia.”

Please sign the petition

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=A604FDC5500174FFEB1563A1BBA9D6A9.app244a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=797&autologin=true&link=btn&utm_campaign=species&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=140729

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Update: Irrawaddy Dolphins Survival Chances

Photo: WWF

Photo: WWF

The World Wildlife Fund had asked for support in their fight against dam in Laos that would lead to the certain extinction of this docile species. Here is a recent update:

“We asked you to join us in saving the last Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins living in the wild and thankfully you did!

In fact, more than 200,000 supporters like you responded to our call to stop the Don Sahong dam. Thank you!

We’re seeing results quicker than we ever imagined: Two weeks ago, the Laos government told dam developers they would have to go through a formal consultation process. This consultation is likely to delay construction and requires Laos to conduct further studies on the project’s environmental and social impacts and share them with key groups.

Despite Laos’ decision, we cannot call it a victory. The fight is not over yet.

Please share the petition with others and ask them to help protect the last 85 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. We’ve created special e-cards for you to send and help spread the word. We also made Irrawaddy dolphin wallpaper just for you.

You can sign the petition here

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=789

You can learn more about the Irrawaddy dolphins here

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/irrawaddy-dolphin

Photo: WWF

Photo: WWF

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Africa’s Virunga National Park is saved from oil exploration

mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park. Photo: WWF

mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park. Photo: WWF

The World Wildlife Fund just released this uplifting information:

“Breaking News: SOCO International plc announced it will abandon its controversial oil exploration in Africa’s Virunga National Park, a key part of the home range for more than half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and a vital natural resource to hundreds of thousands of people.

Not only did the London-listed oil company commit to pulling out of Virunga, but it went one step further: It has committed to staying out of all other World Heritage sites.

It’s with great pride and relief for the people and wildlife of Virunga National Park that I’m writing to you directly from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa to say: we did it!

You and more than 750,000 activists from around the world helped us make this happen, and we cannot be more grateful. From petitioning SOCO to encouraging leaders in the US Congress to stand up and protect Virunga National Park, you’ve continued to speak out for what’s right.”

You can read more about this at
http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/victory-for-virunga

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