Monday, December 5, 2011

Wildlife: Species at Risk

 -- Quote of the Day --

"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong." 

~ William J. H. Boetcker

--  Species at Risk --

According to the Canadian Wildlife Federation – in existence since 1962 – over 600 Canadian animals are listed at risk, including the woodland caribou, monarch butterfly, polar bear and killer whale – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates the world’s extinction rates are between 1000 and 10,000 times greater than what normally occurs naturally.   

Simple things from conscious consumerism to donations to wonderful organizations like these, to backyard and balcony or roof top gardens can have a profound impact on the decline of wild things in the forest, in the air, and in the sea. Building nest boxes for birds, butterflies and bats … planting trees and creating more green space in our communities filled with diverse array of plantings… participating in recycling programs – and clean up projects… and so many other ways of making a difference that we could hardly list them all here. 

Find what works for you at this time and just start on the journey of participation.

Check out this amazing video on the rescue of a whale, entirely trapped by a fisherman’s net and unable to move freely… on the edge of  survival, the whale realized these humans were trying to help and once free – displayed an wonderful  show of gratitude and joy of her freedom. 

Watch this video and share with others… I was totally moved when I saw it:

*A note of appreciation to Larry Towne who sent this video URL our way :)

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