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Polar Bears are Starving

National Geographic has released heart-breaking video of a polar bear about to die of starvation.   I am sorry to have to post this and these scenes make me physically ill, as do the scenes of the big cats being abused ……..  HOWEVER  perhaps this will galvanise at least one person reading this into action —   to  address   CLIMATE CHANGE.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/171207-polar-bear-starving-iceless-land-vin-spd

 

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

WHAT CAN YOU DO??

1. Research Climate Change

2. Write to as many influential people as you can about this – need an urgent Solution

3. Discuss this with people

4. Join organisations that campaign for Climate Change awareness and real immediate Solutions –  just google or search  Climate Change Groups  and find some to join.

5.  Read relevant books, e.g. Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and “An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power”

6.  Pray

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Thylacine – Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

Thylacine   (Thylacinus cynocephalus)

Distribution:   Prehistorically, Australia and New Guinea; Historically, Tasmania.

Last Record:   Night of 7 September 1936.

thylacine

Source of picture and information:    The Rain Forest Info org   http://rainforestinfo.org.au

The thylacine was the largest marsupial predator to have survived into historic times. Before the introduction of the dingo to mainland Australia around four thousand years ago it was widespread on the mainland and in New Guinea. When first encountered by Europeans in the early nineteenth century it was restricted to the island of Tasmania. There, however, it occurred in a variety of habitats, but not apparently the dense rainforests of the southwest.

Thylacines were rather wolf-like in shape, males reaching around thirty-five and females twenty-five kilograms in weight. They seem to have hunted singly, in pairs and in family groups (male, female and one to three young), pursuing wallabies and other prey by scent, eventually running them to exhaustion or into ambush.

Lairs were often located among rocks, and young stayed with the female until they were well grown and able to hunt independently. The Tasmanian Aborigines occasionally hunted them, but would build a curious shelter over the bones, believing that if they were rained upon then very bad weather would follow.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN & the Red Lists – Endangered & Threatened Species

Conserving biological diversity or bio-diversity is the mission of the IUCN or International Union for Conservation of Nature“Bio-diversity” means having a diverse or wide range of living species on Earth, to conserve or continue a range of Life on Earth.  Bio-diversity is usually explored at three levels – genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. These three levels work together to create the complexity of life on Earth.  See the Australian Museum page below for an explanation of these types of Diversity.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/What-is-biodiversity

The IUCN Programme provides the framework for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the conservation work undertaken by the IUCN Commissions and the Secretariat with and on behalf of IUCN Members. The Programme is discussed and approved by Member organizations every four years at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

You can download their 2013 to 2016 Draft Programme at the following page.   Look for the link on the right-hand side

http://www.iucn.org/about/work/global_programme/

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