Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area — all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef. Reblog if this outrageous decision does not represent you. This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot give up hope. Sign up here to make our movement bigger than ever and keep up the fight to #SaveTheReef: http://www.SaveTheReef.org.au
Please Sign the petition guys. So many creatures will be decreased dramatically or even become endangered if we don’t stop it. Also watch the video. It really gave an insight into what would happen if this went ahead.
like dugongs. they’re mad important and live on the reef
Hey, so GetUp! is deciding to take legal action against this travesty, and you can donate to their kick starter here
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has caved to the pressure of the mining industry and the Federal Government. The agency charged with "the protection, wise use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef in perpetuity" has allowed it to be sold out for short-term profits.
Late yesterday, they granted a permit to dump five million tonnes of dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
This destructive project is now allowed to go-ahead - unless we make a last ditch effort to challenge it in court. Click here to learn more, and help fund the legal challenge to save our Reef:
another legal action kick starter can be found here:
WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!
You can appeal by clicking the link above. Unfortunately, they will only accept Russian comments but here’s the easy part. A template letter has already been written!
All you need to do is write your name in the top line, your address in the middle line, your email address on the bottom line; and finally, paste the following letter of appeal:
Обращаю ваше внимание на то, что процедура оценки общего допустимого улова (ОДУ) косатки в настоящее время проводится с нарушением ст. 2 ФЗ от 20.12.2004 № 166-ФЗ (ред. от 18.07.2011) «О рыболовстве и сохранении водных биологических ресурсов». Согласно указанной статье ФЗ при определении правового режима биоресурсов должны учитываться их биологические особенности. Биологической особенностью косаток является разделение на два репродуктивно изолированных экотипа, оценка ОДУ которых должна проводиться раздельно.
По этой причине экспертная комиссия государственной экологической экспертизы «Материалов ОДУ» в своем заключении рекомендовала не включать косатку в ОДУ 2014 г. и ввести запрет на изъятие косаток до тех пор, пока не будет разработана методика идентификации косаток двух разных экотипов и организован контроль за их отловом.
В экспертную комиссию государственной экологической экспертизы входят ведущие российские специалисты по морским млекопитающим, мнение которых должно быть ключевым фактором при определении размеров ОДУ. В связи с этим я прошу принять рекомендации экспертной комиссии не включать косатку в ОДУ 2014 г. и ввести запрет на изъятие косаток до тех пор, пока не будут разрешены проблемы, связанные с разделением косаток на две единицы запаса водных биоресурсов.
Color Jag. Photo By David Hanjani
Hong Kong’s government has announced it will stop serving shark fin and bluefin tuna at official functions!
“In a press release, the government said it was taking the step because the items “have aroused international and local concern because they are either captured or harvested in ecologically unfriendly or unsustainable ways, or cause other conservation concerns”.
After a decade of campaigning…but better late than never. This is on the heels of China’s decision to do the same, last year. Plus several airlines have banned the transport of the fins, making it harder for supply to meet demand. Hopefully we’ll see more of a domino effect across the region.
Can someone report this page, I’ve reported it a few times, but they say this:
"Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the photo you reported for containing graphic violence and found it doesn’t violate our community standard on graphic violence.”
witch is stupid… I’ve also reported some images, but they say the same thing!
The page in question is dedicated to the indiscriminate mass extermination of Canadian wolves and contains a large amount of graphic pictures of dead wolves. I reported it as well and received a similar reply within a minute. Please take a few seconds to report it in the hopes of Facebook getting the message and doing something to take it down.
Tiger subspecies, by ~TardisCat on deviantArt.
- Amur (Siberian) - Currently about 250 breeding adults in the wild.
- Bengal - Estimated to have about 2,500 individuals remaining in the wild.
- Indo-Chinese - Estimated to have a total of 350 individuals in the wild.
- Malayan - Approximately 500 wild individuals remaining.
- South China - Believed to be functionally extinct. Currently 47 in captivity.
- Sumatran - Between 400 and 500 individuals remaining in the wild.
- Balinese - The last one killed in 1937.
- Caspian - Last sighting in the 1970s.
- Javan - Last seen in 1979.
I made this post a year ago. Since it’s World Cat Day I though I would update the stats:
- Amur (Siberian) - Currently about 400 individuals in the wild.
- Bengal - Fewer than 2,500 individuals remaining in the wild.
- Indo-Chinese - Estimated to have a total of 350 individuals in the wild (this was a 2010 estimate so it’s probable that numbers are fewer).
- Malayan - Approximately 500 wild individuals remaining.
- South China - Believed to be functionally extinct. I cannot find how many are currently in captivity, however there are going to be attempts to release 14 into the wild.
- Sumatran - Less than 400 individuals remaining in the wild.
Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction
Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.
"We can’t claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Miguel Ángel Simón, the director of the programme for the recovery of the lynx in Andalusia, southern Spain. Only five years ago the animal was classified as critically endangered.