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  • 2017 24 Jun Sat

    Suggestion made to reshape Darwin’s Tree of Life

    News evolution

    Scientists propose a new paradigm that paints a more inclusive picture of the evolution of organisms and ecosystemsIn 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the...
  • 2017 24 Jun Sat

    Genetic analysis of New World birds confirms theory of speciation

    News evolution

    Biologists have always been fascinated by the diversity and changeability of life on Earth and have attempted to answer a fundamental question: How do new species originate? An implicit assumption in...
  • 2017 24 Jun Sat

    Recreational hunters are serving the ecosystem

    News biodiversity

    Hunting as an outdoor activity is underrated in how it helps nature and society to regulate problem animal overpopulations. Such is the case for Europe’s wild boar Sus scrofa, according to Spanish res...
  • 2017 04 Jun Sun

    Knowledge gap on the origin of sex

    News evolution

    Though we seem to be convinced that sex is evolutionarily advantageous – creating fitter offspring1 – there are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research revie...
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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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