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  • 2017 17 Aug Thu

    Species richness could be false indicator for health of ecosystems

    News biodiversity

    Scientists propose a new method for improving the assessment of changes in biodiversity. Assessing the state of an ecosystem solely on the basis of short-term changes in the number of different specie...
  • 2017 14 Aug Mon

    Climate change threatens Aardvarks and African species relying on Aardvarks...

    News biodiversity

    The aardvark will become increasingly rare as the world warms and dries, and the consequences go well beyond a decline in aardvark safari encounters. According to researchers studying this elusive mam...
  • 2017 12 Aug Sat

    First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered

    News evolution

    Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers,...
  • 2017 06 Aug Sun

    Amazon rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife

    News biodiversity

    Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research. Rapid urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon means over 18 million people are now...
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y personal attempt to try and convince everybody of the beauty and the importance of nature as (evolutionary) phenomenon, especially its fauna. Information is given, in text and image, on my 'beasts'. Cats, especially big ones, will be starring next to other predators. And if possible my all time favourite the cow will make its appearance. But above all I would like to stress and show, as a one-man-pressure-group, the importance of the diversity of life on our earth. As the uncomplicated beauty of animals provides a lot of pleasure to those who appreciate it. More species mean more pleasure. To prevent species from going extinct at the rate we see today is therefore paramount. Not only for esthetic reasons, but also for the preservation of life on earth. Because to me, loss of biodiversity is inseparable connected to a deteriorating environment on earth. Mother Earth whom is less and less capable of sustaining life. Zoos will become more important for conservation of fauna diversity, which I would like to show also. As a matter of fact, I started the endeavour with launching a website (moosmood.com) focussing on this plethora of issues around 2008. It turned out that picking up where I left years ago, visiting zoos and see what kind of progress was being made in keeping animals in captivity, fitted nicely into my new challenge. So, more and more time is consumed with visiting zoos and reviewing their efforts to save endangered species. Genesis and extinction are an inextricable couple that seems off balance. Let us try and restore this balance!

Roar Forward: The mission to double wild tiger numbers (Tx2)



By saving the tiger we save all the plants and animals that live under the tiger's umbrella.

(John Seidensticker)




UN Biodiversity decade
WWF Stop Wildlife Crime
Fight for Flight campaign
End Ivory-funded Terrorism
Support Rewilding Europe
NASA State of Flux

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

 

"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.

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