Recovering from potential extinction involves a lot of effort, money and a strong species unwilling to go the way of the dinosaur. Such species do exist. The one highlighted today is the miniature island foxes who are indigenous to California’s Channel Islands.
Birds are far cleverer than we previously gave them credit for. While advanced civilizations started using them thousands of years ago for sending messages, it wasn't until relatively recently that we've come to understand just how smart they are. In southeast Africa the locals could tell you stories about "honeyguides" you wouldn't believe. Read about it here.
Leaving a smaller carbon footprint should not only be the sole goal of
us humans. That outreach should be extended to our pets as well. Your
four-legged pals should be entitled to the same clean environment as
their owners. Today there are products and services that are
biodegradable, recyclable, non-toxic, locally-made and organic.
Zimbabwe currently faces a moral dilemma that doesn’t seem to have an
easy solution. On the one hand, the natives face the most devastating
drought their region has incurred in years. It places million of lives
(both humans and wildlife) at critical risk. Rainfall is not expected in
the country any time soon and President Rober Mugabe has declared a “state of disaster.” But on the other hand . . .
As much as naysayers would like to continue critiquing ‘climate change’
as a conspiracy theory, this week the world is witness to an unfortunate
milestone. According to recent scientific studies, climate change has
claimed its first victim in the mammal species. And no, this particular victim is not a political animal — as many might favor. This mammal is an “adorable rodent” according to The Guardian known as the the Bramble Cay melomys.
Anyone that loves watching documentaries knows the voice of this man, Sir David Attenborough. As a narrator of several amazing BBC films, his voice has become synonymous with images of nature that are absolutely mind-blowing. Happy 90th birthday, sir!