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Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare?

Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare? | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Broken bones, crushed internal organs, limb loss, suffocation, dehydration, starvation, malnutrition, disease, chronic stress and fear.

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We have an extraordinary tolerance of this subject, mostly out of sight and so on... sad times

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Tragic Stranding of over 800 dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in One Night

Tragic Stranding of over 800 dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in One Night | State of Nature | Scoop.it
On the weekend of the 22nd of this month over 800 endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles were washed ashore in Andhra Pradesh, India. This was no freak accident, the turtles fell victim to a large number of trawl boats that came to the area on the 17th and 18th from the nearby city of Chennai to fish f

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What a terrible waste... tragic

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heartbreaking..

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What Can I Do To Help Conservation? - Conservation Jobs UK

What Can I Do To Help Conservation? - Conservation Jobs UK | State of Nature | Scoop.it
The best way to help minimise your impact on the environment is to think about how sustainable your lifestyle is.

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And we all know that our lifestyle is something we hold dear no matter how many trees are felled or species fail to thrive.  It is our lifestyle that has brought us to this rather muddled and late reaction. Truth is, we all need to take it a lot more seriously.  Instead of believing that someone else is onto it, we should all first accept some ownership and be prepared to go that extra mile, if only to reassure ourselves that we want to do something for Mother Earth that is a little more selfless and considered.  Sustaining this planet is sustaining our children's children's children. It takes sacrifice to change anything.

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Bye Bye Barn Owls?...

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In case you had not noticed, our crepuscular visitor is now only seen where rough grassland houses a food source that can sustain them. Have you noticed just how much rough grassland is left? 

 

Natural species exist, we love them around but sometimes take our eye off of their wellbeing, and the Barn Owl is exactly one such example. Indeed we see it as an icon of British Nature, yet fail to treat it as such. 

 

WE are basically starving it out. In order to extract every bit of use we can, land today is intensively farmed. Have you noticed how the once shaggy edged fields are now tidy to the edge and all those areas of natural that were once filled with farmland grasses and flowers have gone? Those grassland areas sustain a simple yet vital ecosystem from insect through to mammal, natures vitals in natural grasses!

 

We of course blame 'farming' yet all humans have driven it, however unwhittingly.

 

Faced with population growth it is getting harder to see how we can sustain these and other species already feeling pinched out because there simply is not enough room left for them.  Barn Owl, Kestrel, Hedgehog... the picture is bleak for them all, it won't be long before others join the list. Rat fans among us? not many, and our approach to controlling them in their flourishing numbers is poison. Slugs and insects get the same treatment, yet we fail to remember these creatures form part of the food chain and put simply, represent the existence of the Barn Owl, Kestrel and Hedgehog.

 

A little unpicking of the rich tapestry of life is essential to stop the famine and reintroduce a little natural so that these species are encouraged to stay with us here in the UK.  I would rather be proud of our sustainability than regretful of our loss.

 

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? | State of Nature | Scoop.it

Reuters, October 17, 2013
BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WINDFAR THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

EarthTechling
WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/

 

May 14, 2013 Grist

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSAND OF PROTECTED BIRDS

Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird... http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/

 

May 14, 2013 Deseret News
WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

 

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Video March 18, 2013 CFact

******** BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/

 

REWIRE, September 26, 2013
FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WINDFARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

 

September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor
WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

August 8, 2013 The Hill
OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2013 Mirror News
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*********BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

 

 

****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:44 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 26, 2013 6:49 PM

      YOU ARE IN INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy?

Wind Turbines: Is it OK to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds every year in the name of clean energy? | State of Nature | Scoop.it

Reuters, October 17, 2013
BULGARIA FACES EU COURT OVER WINDFAR THREAT TO BIRDS http://www.trust.org/item/20131017150242-kakzb/?source=hpbreaking

 

EarthTechling
WIND TURBINE- BIRD DEBATE FLARES WITH NEW MASSIVE FATALITY FIGURE. A published study has concluded that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were killed by wind power in 2012. The figure on birds – which includes 83,000 raptors – is about 30 percent higher than the 444,000 estimate by a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist in 2009, when the U.S. had about half as much installed wind capacity.... http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/07/wind-bird-debate-flares-with-new-fatality-figure/

 

May 14, 2013 Grist

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GIVES WIND INDUSTRY A PASS FOR KILLING TENS OF THOUSAND OF PROTECTED BIRDS

Wind turbines killed an estimated 83,000 birds of prey last year, yet the administration has never prosecuted a wind farm for killing a protected bird... http://grist.org/news/obama-administration-loves-wind-energy-hates-birds/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=thenaturaleye%40gmail.com

 

The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
WHITE FUNGUS SPELLS A DARK FUTURE FOR NORTH AMERICA'S BAT POPULATIONS - WIND TURBINES http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/white-fungus-spells-a-dark-future-for-north-americas-bat-populations/article15164624/

 

May 14, 2013 Deseret News
WIND FARMS GET PASS AS EAGLE DEATHS; 83,000 HUNTING BIRDS KILLED EACH YEAR http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629588/AP-IMPACT-Wind-farms-get-pass-on-eagle-deaths.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH:

Video March 18, 2013 CFact

******** BIG WIND HIDES EVIDENCE OF TURBINE MASSIVE BIRD KILLS - AND GETS REWARDED.  HERE'S HOW THEY DO IT http://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/

 

REWIRE, September 26, 2013
FIRST WIND TURBINE "EAGLE TAKE" PERMIT MAY COME TO CALIFORNIA WINDFARM http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/wind/your-chance-to-comment-on-wind-facility-eagle-take-permit.html

 

Treehugger, September 25, 2013
DUTCH WIND TURBINE CROWDFUNDED IN JUST 13 HOURS http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/dutch-wind-turbine-crowdfunded-just-13-hours.html

May 14, 2013 Huffington Post Green

WIND FARM BIRD DEATHS STIR CONCERNS IN THE USA http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/wind-farms-bird-deaths_n_3270691.html

 

September 13, 2013 Huffington Post Green
WIND INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO TROUBLING REPORT ON EAGLE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/wind-farms-eagle-deaths_n_3915629.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

 

January 26, 2012 CS Monitor
WIND POWER: CLEAN ENERGY, DIRTY BUSINESS? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/0126/Wind-power-Clean-energy-dirty-business

 

August 8, 2013 The Hill
OBAMA IN CENTER OF FIGHT OVER BALD EAGLE DEATHS http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/pending-regs/316051-obama-in-center-of-green-fight-over-eagle-deaths

 

August 3, 2013 - BDN Maine
TO AVOID KILLING BIRDS WITH WIND TURBINES, RESEARCHERS TRACK FLIGHT PATTERNS OFF MAINE COAST http://bangordailynews.com/2013/07/31/outdoors/biologists-tracking-maine-seabirds-in-advance-of-offshore-power/

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2013 Mirror News
VIDEO:

*********BIRDWATCHERS GATHER TO SEE RARE BIRD...FLIES INTO A WIND TURBINE...DIES http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrified-birdwatchers-see-rare-white-throated-2003724

 

 

               -- MORE ON IMPORTANCE OF BIRDS AND THEIR FATE ---

 

 

****STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

****NO SAFE HAVEN: MIGRATING BIRDS BEING MASSACRED BY THE MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/6pozuT

 

****WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Nfjcn

 

 

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:44 PM

Clean, Renewable Energy should not further harm the environment or our ecosystems.   We have to be mindful of the absolute need to preserve and maintain our fragile environment that all species play their part in.  Birds are crucial to this ecosystem and we are losing them by the millions. We must begin to think differently from our conditioned military industrial mindset, top-down GDP mindset where big business controls our energy and food.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 26, 2013 6:49 PM

      YOU ARE IN INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Hedgehog population in dramatic decline

Hedgehog population in dramatic decline | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Once common sightings of hedgehogs are increasingly rare in the UK's gardens, parks and hedgerows, say ecologists

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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When was the last time you looked a hog in the eye?  I figure it was my lucky day when, as a volunteer, the opportunity came up to foster an abandoned neonate.  For anyone with interest or a smattering of awareness, these really are incredibly interesting mammals.  They are solitary in lifestyle, tough in temperament, predatory only to worms and slugs and those spines are just exquisite.  Yet here we are today, flipping the page on their decline without so much as a sigh.  

 

Now you really do not need to be a gushing nature nut to agree they are pretty cool.  Yet we have driven this determind little guy to a level of existence that is quite unacceptable.  So if only we could find the switch to empower the population to care about them a little, then we would return happily to the state of human ignorance that we generally exist in, we know they exist but do not spend too much time thinking of them...

 

That is human nature, so flag it up I say, give a swift thought or frown, then move on, that is what we do best.  Usually thinking of the next material object in our dreams or the trip or meal or dress or shoes...  red wine for me.

 

So, back to my gift.  Rioja he is fondly named, due to the fact that he matched the size of the cork freshly removed when the dawning of 2 hourly feeding kicked in.  Weeks and weeks of cancelled outings, broken nights and curious questioning, but I fell totally in love with this chap.  The fact that he survived, when so many did not, the fact that he would rather stab me now instead of snuggle into my hand, yet, with great trepidation he moves to a new home next week, freedom and a lot of good luck pinned to his every pin sharp spine.

 

It was a gift, it may not change my slightly material mind, but I am very thankful for the chance to have helped him.

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One in five suns has habitable world

One in five suns has habitable world | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Astronomers have estimated how many of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy hosts a potentially habitable planet.
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What a cool thought! Inhabitable planets are a reassuring thing within the scale of the infinity and beyond...

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Seven surprising facts about vultures

Seven surprising facts about vultures | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Vultures in India and Africa are under threat but can conservationists change public perception of these undertaker birds?
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Unless you have spent any time with these dustbin men of the wild, it is a challenge to see their sweet side. Forget the immense cleaning up they do, their part in the environmental balance is more than a little important. Go take a closer look...

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Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed?

Number 10's badger cull 'escape plan' - Paterson doomed? | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Number 10 is seeking an 'escape plan' for a badger cull gone disastrously wrong under Owen Paterson's direction. Lesley Docksey reports on a likely end to the cull - and to Paterson's ministerial role.

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Just a mess... sad times for wildlife in the UK, if only a few more people gave a damn instead of this constant grim approach

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Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare?

Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare? | State of Nature | Scoop.it
Broken bones, crushed internal organs, limb loss, suffocation, dehydration, starvation, malnutrition, disease, chronic stress and fear.

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We have an extraordinary tolerance of this subject, mostly out of sight and so on... sad times

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Vultures being poached to win Lottery

Vultures being poached to win Lottery | State of Nature | Scoop.it

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre, said yesterday that the number of vultures poisoned for muti has increased dramatically.

 

He said in the "olden days" a "traditional healer had to kill the animal himself for it to have the necessary powers but, now that it has become commercialised, all the principles have fallen by the wayside" .

 

Traditional healers believe that sleeping with a vulture's head gives a person clairvoyant powers and the ability to predict sports scores, Lotto numbers and the like.

 

Verdoorn said the birds are sold for about R600 each....


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Though often very hard to comprehend, the witchcraft core within Africa is strong and entwined, therefore probably never to be eradicated.  Unfortunately it is the wildlife, as innocent as ever, who become the target of myth and legend and the insatiable appetitie of the greedy civilisation we call the human race.  There is not one person free of the trappings of belief of some kind, yet we do have a compassionate bone, one that abhors unnecessary killing of wildlife, whether for keratin, ivory or skin...

There is, however, one magical set of spells that we should share and embrace worldwide and that is Education.  Bucket loads of crazy clever understanding just ready to be shared...  Will we get there before rhino and elephant are historical words

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Wildlife Margrit's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:04 PM

Superstition and myths continue to threaten Africa's wildlife species.

Did you know that vulture's brains help predict winning lotto numbers? 

A fallacy of course, however one that is putting Cape Vultures at risk.

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Children learn about Britain's endangered wildlife while having fun at Wisbech ... - Wisbech Standard

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Children learn about Britain's endangered wildlife while having fun at Wisbech ...
Wisbech Standard
They were taking part in 'Britain's Wildlife in Danger', which was part of a summer workshop programme at Wisbech Museum.
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Indeed it is about time the tight school curriculum made space for some real life education, it is brushed over all too easily, yet the young are our hope for preservation on the doorstep...

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