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  • 2017 23 Apr Sun

    Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is low

    News biodiversity

    Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber) can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do, researchers report this week in the journal Science. Understanding how the animals d...
  • 2017 19 Apr Wed

    Gentoo penguins’ winter behaviour captured with time-lapse cameras

    News biodiversity

    Not even the most intrepid researcher wants to spend winter in Antarctica, so how can you learn what penguins are doing during those cold, dark months? Simple: Leave behind some cameras. Year-round st...
  • 2017 15 Apr Sat

    Hunting accounts for massive declines in tropical animal populations

    News biodiversity

    Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced declines of animal numbers was lacking so far. A study published on 14...
  • 2017 08 Apr Sat

    Elephants in Hanover Zoo 'living in daily fear' due to beatings by keepers

    News zoos

    A new PETA video offers a glimpse behind the scenes at Germany’s Hanover Adventure Zoo, where employees were caught using whips, bull-hooks – weapons resembling a fireplace poker with a sharp metal ho...

My 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!




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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