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Wildlife Conservation

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A hive for anyone interested in Wildlife Conservation, endangered animals, pictures, and any other relevant wildlife topics.
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  1. laurent jacquet

    laurent jacquet

    03/12/2016
    Wild Welva . Spanish street artist involved in wildlife protection . Read more on my blog blog
    laurent jacquet
    Wild Welva Artwork
    streetart360.net Wild Welva is a street artist based in Huelva, Spain.  Seba Ventana, the guy behind Wild Welva creates big hand made drawings on paper that are pasted up on walls afterwards. He focuses on animals...
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  2. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    07/11/2016
    Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans.
    Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans. The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous as it will revolve around the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region. The monkey business reference in the title refers to many of...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #25 Aurorasa Sima
    #23 It´s possible but it´s a chore at first. I used to stay so long in supermarkets when I first tried to change that they often asked me if they could help. The link I posted has a barcode scanner app.

    That´s one of the reasons I hate shopping. With the exceptions of a few sins (PIZZZZZZA), I also avoid GMO and MSG´s and sugar.

    Shopping for cigarettes is so much easier (:
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #24 Claire Cardwell
    #22 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima
    Paul Walters
    08/11/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    @Aurorasa Sima Methinks it is almost impossible to find any products these days devoid of palm oil!
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    #19 I´d use the up. The damage for those is done anyway. Making your own is not an easy job. Two things I use:

    A messy alternative are Indian shampoos that just consist of one ingredient or a few herbs/plants. It takes time and is a real mess. http://amzn.to/2eHnubX

    And http://media.mercola.com/assets/pdf/product-labels/shampoo.pdf and the conditioner. It takes about 2 weeks for your hair to get used to it. Your hair might look greasy for the first short time. After that, whatever problems you might have will get better. Conditioner and shampoo last very long, so that it´s even super cheap.

    Might not be perfect but as close as it gets while still offering the same features as the bad stuff.
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #19 Claire Cardwell
    #18 Now I am in a quandary, do I throw away these products or do I finish them off and in the meantime source ethical alternatives? Am considering making my own.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    #17 I only knew it because I already tried to remove every single product containing palm oil. Even many organic brands are trying to cheat on you and use only some organic ingredients.

    Marketing departments go through great lengths to make up so many words for sugar, palm oil and and and that it´s hard to keep up. "Sustainable shopping" is a time-consuming nightmare in the beginning. You´re not at fault when you did not know.
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #17 Claire Cardwell
    #16 @Aurorasa Sima - just lost the bet! V. pissed off, I deliberately chose SA products that were not tested on animals and stupidly assumed that they would not be killing animals and destroying forests in the production phase. Will have to do a search to find products that are ethical and organic.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #16 Aurorasa Sima
    #14 I will take a bet that your bathroom is not clean, even if you just check for two names: Sodium laureth sulfate and glyceryl.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I guess Borneo ....
    Claire Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #14 Claire Cardwell
    #12 Hi @Aurorasa Sima - that's quite a list re Palm Oils - I think my Shampoo is OK and most of my food products as I generally don't eat processed food. I've reposted your link.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 If you check your bathroom, you´ll find it in your shampoo .. and, and, and.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima
    #11 You might want to sit down before investigating this list: http://www.deforestationeducation.com/products-that-contain-palm-oil.php

    Cell phone is yet another topic. I stopped using Iphone for a few years after learning about the horrific conditions for the workers.

    Then I learned the others are not better.

    I´m planning on this as my next phone: https://www.fairphone.com/en/
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/11/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #9 I need to pay more attention, just when I think I'm paying attention to all icky ingredients, something new comes my way. I'm not sure what has palm oil in it that I may be purchasing?

    Great idea for an app- App with ingredients on labels to stay away from. It would be beneficial to carry that around on one's smartphone.
    Deb Helfrich
    07/11/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    We simply have to start cherishing our whole planet and every single lifeform right now. There will always be some level of give and take and predators and prey; but no natural lifeform stands a chance - us included - if we don't severely curtail the industrialization of the world immediately. Our machines are more advanced than our understanding of the havoc they ensure.

    A nice cuddly reason, @Paul Walters, to really start speaking up about non-sustainable industrial practices.
    Claire Cardwell
    07/11/2016 #9 Claire Cardwell
    @Paul Walters thanks for the reminder about how terrible palm oil is and the devastating effect the producers are having on the environment. I have cut out creamers that contain Palm Oil - but from now on will check the labeling on packaging a lot more carefully.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    #7 I think I remember seeing that on the news back in 98 @Dean Owen, that had to be scary! Oh if I were younger... it would be fun to volunteer at the Sanctuary.
    Dean Owen
    07/11/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    The recurring haze, almost an annual event since the late 90's, is a travesty. I remember moving to Singapore in 98 when the haze was the worst it had ever been. All passengers on that flight from Japan disembarked with facemasks. Back then we only thought about our own health risks and not about the loss of habitat for numerous endangered species. If anyone has a few spare weeks and are looking for an adventure, you can volunteer for 2 to 12 week stints at an Orangutan sanctuary here:
    http://www.globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    As much as I enjoy being able to see a variety of animals in zoo's, I also get very sad knowing they were taken from their natural habitats. I didn't know about human diseases and they can contract them. Wow, the fires... insane and to have to wear a mask for that long, actually scary. Orangutangs are really cute. They can play video games? I'd say, they are highly intelligent! Thanks for tagging me Paul!! Always enjoy your pieces.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 No, thank you for sharing and another well written piece.

    Wow @Don Kerr what an extraordinary boy!
    Don Kerr
    07/11/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    My eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters View more
    My eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters with him. Close
  3. Franklin Coetzee
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  4. Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins

    29/09/2016
    Mark Blevins
    After Decades Away, River Otters Make a Triumphant Return to the Bay Area -
    baynature.org Scientists and volunteers track the river otter's remarkable return, and how to keep it...
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  5. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    26/09/2016
    Well it's the last day of our Holiday, and this little chap was in a spot of bother so we rescued him and placed him back in a safe place away from any predators! Andrew Porter
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  6. Chas Wyatt

    Chas Wyatt

    03/09/2016
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc,
    http://inhabitat.com/bollywood-star-spent-seven-years-buying-up-land-in-india-to-save-wild-tigers/
    Chas Wyatt
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    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    How inspiring that a celebrity, is so motivated as to by up this land and to turn it into a nature reserve involving much hard work...exceptional!
  7. Ivan Campos

    Ivan Campos

    03/09/2016
    Ivan Campos
    pbs.twimg.com
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/09/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    The ultimate of cuteness.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/09/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Ivan Campos ✨💫🌾🐚
    Ivan Campos
    03/09/2016 #7 Ivan Campos
    #1 A sacred beautiful nature that enchants us.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/09/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    Awww 🐽
    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    #4 Love it, point taken Praveen!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/09/2016 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #3 Okay Pine, Andy...you win! Am on pins and needles already ;)
    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    #2 Fantastic @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and I bet that's no porky!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/09/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's one fine porkypine! :)
    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    Well I may be wrong, but this looks like one of the cutest baby Hedgehogs I've seen, as a Horticulturist and having them in my garden is the reason I am quite fond of these guys!
  8. ProducerJose Carlos Robles
    Andean Bear - Endangered - Peru
    Andean Bear - Endangered - PeruOne of the purpuses of my travels and pictures published is to generate awareness about our wilderness, mainly of the endangered species that we have to take special care about.In this case is about the andean bear 🐼, which is a cute little cousin...
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    Andrew Porter
    04/09/2016 #19 Andrew Porter
    #15 Thanks @Jose Carlos Robles I look forward to reading more of your posts, and I am going to have a look at your Hive now!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #18 Jose Carlos Robles
    @Irene Hackett I'm glad you like it! I loved this experience. How I managed to get that close, even though they are not as dangerous as the other bears, they are still bears. But I felt like a special connection, there are some things hard to describe in words...
    I didn't know there were black bears in florida, I just hope they can stick there...
    Is hard for the wildlife to get by with people. I just hope we can reach sometime a balance. 😊
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #17 Jose Carlos Robles
    @Lisa Gallagher thank you for the comments and following me. 😊 I want these stories to be noticed, and my travels also. I also want to let more people to know about Peru, through my travels, in short stories and easy to read.
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #16 Jose Carlos Robles
    #7 @Dean Owen That sucks! I remember when I was younger and lived with my grandparents, somtimes we bought animals for sale on flea markets because of how painful it was to see them in that condition. Then I had to deal with my family and the animals... haha... but after a time I just free them.
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #15 Jose Carlos Robles
    Yes @Andrew Porter I think that if we all just contribute a little bit, can make a difference. From my point of view, is better that a lot of people make small things than one make a big thing. Creating conscience and just each of us doing their part. 😉 And, makes you feel better. Good to hear you liked it, I have created a hive called bike travels. Feel free to join. 😊
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #13 I don't know about the tranquilizing, I haven't followed the issue that closely. It surely sounds like a better option but not sure how that would be administered in neighborhood wooded zones?
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    #12 @Irene Hackett, yes people are the problem. Hmm a legal open hunt? Do they ever come into the area and tranquilize bears and bring them back to their natural habitats? There are other areas with similar issues and they will only kill a bear if it's aggressive. I would have turned around too if I saw a bear, especially a Momma bear- they are very protective. Good thing you heard a dog barking and you were alerted to it.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #10 Interesting @Lisa Gallagher that you have seen some similar issues in your neighborhood. Where there are volumes of people creeping into these creatures' natural habitats, bringing with them volumes of garbage to be rid of - well, the Bears come out to eat! There was actually a legal open hunt in this area which has raised quite a political stir. It saddens me to see killing as the solution. My husband & I saw a huge bear and her cub on a neighborhood trail one afternoon - quickly turned around. And it was a barking dog that brought our attention to it!
    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #11 Andrew Porter
    I really enjoyed this article @Jose Carlos Robles, as with all endangered species it all boils down to Human intervention be it deforestation, ivory, killing for sport, or whatever, we need to start doing some real preservation for all the endangered species on our planet, at the end of the day their fate is in our hands!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 Are people feeding the black bears @Irene Hackett? We have black bears in Pa and they do come down into our neighborhood from late May-June each year. People were leaving out bird feeders and yes, food for them. They were warned there would be stiff fines. It seems the problem hasn't been as bad the past few years. They come into the city when berries aren't in full bloom scavaging garbage cans. 3 years ago I saw a mother and her 2 cubs in my neighbors driveway and the mother weighed about 500 lbs. Glad I didn't run into her with my dog that night!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 @Jose Carlos Robles, Sounds like fun, riding your bike to document, looking forward to seeing more of your travels and information you collect. Last night I saw the photos on my phone and they were awesome, today on my computer- wow.. just amazing!! I'm glad you like beBee, I'm just a part of the network like you, and I love it too!!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    03/09/2016 #8 Jose Carlos Robles
    #3@Dean Owen Thanks for your comments. We (as all the human specie) have to build more concience about preserving the wildlife and give little by little a support to it, of any kind, big or small, but contribute. And this is my way to start doing this. 😊
    Dean Owen
    03/09/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #5 It's a good way to start! I recently exploded in an airport in a small Chinese city when I saw a stuffed Green Sea Turtle on display for sale in the airport shop! I tried to get a picture but was forcefully removed by airport security.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    @Jose Carlos Robles - This buzz with the fantastic photos is a pure treat - thank you for sharing! Here in Central Florida, we actually have a Black Bear 'problem' that is quite controversial - I read an article that referred to it more of a 'people problem', which I tend to agree with. I look forward to more of your buzzes! Be blessed dear @Jose Carlos Robles
    Dean Owen
    03/09/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Really enjoyed this trip through your writing and lens. It appears they face the usual threats of deforestation and poaching (for their gall bladders which apparently are presumed to have medicinal qualities).
    Jose Carlos Robles
    03/09/2016 #2 Jose Carlos Robles
    Hi @Lisa Gallagher, I,m glad you liked it.
    I like to travel a lot (if it's riding a bike, better) and my hobbie is taking pictures, so will use the opportunities to document and make awareness about the taken care of the wild life and sustainability. I still need to read and learn a lot so I can provide better conclussions and articles, but still working on it. 😊 I am an amateur who is doing this for passion, but will start doing anytime soon tours by bike on our routes. By the way, really like your network, beBee.
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Jose Carlos Robles, what an interesting perspective about the bear. Most people fear getting too close, yet you were able to touch him! His eye have the mask similar to that of a racoon, but much cuter. I've never seen this species of bear before. It is vital to our ecosystem that animals live in their natural habitat. Thanks for sharing, and wonderful photos too! Welcome to beBee also!
  9. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    27/08/2016
    Courtesy of spiegel.de Aurorasa Sima
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    Aurorasa Sima
    28/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Me too, Andrew. And this is really a good shot.
    Andrew Porter
    28/08/2016 #1 Andrew Porter
    I'm a sucker for these guys, I love this picture!
  10. Ivan Campos

    Ivan Campos

    26/08/2016
    Ivan Campos
    lh3.googleusercontent.com
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  11. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    21/08/2016
    Andrew Porter
    High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove
    www.theguardian.com Species that feed most on the bright yellow flowers of the crop treated with controversial neonicotinoids have fallen by as much as...
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  12. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    13/08/2016
    As a Horticulturist I am well aware that plants and trees can live for hundreds, and in some cases thousands of years, well here is a shark with real longevity!
    Andrew Porter
    Greenland shark may live 400 years, smashing longevity record
    www.sciencemag.org Species is the longest lived...
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  13. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    13/08/2016
    Although there has been a glimmer of hope, plenty work still needs to be done!!
    Andrew Porter
    Celebrating a Landmark Year for Elephants
    medium.com World Elephant Day was created in 2011 as a way to drive attention to the crisis facing the world’s elephants, with as many as 30,000...
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  14. Kirk Rhoads

    Kirk Rhoads

    12/08/2016
    WORLD ELEPHANT DAY Kirk Rhoads
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    Kirk Rhoads
    12/08/2016 #4 Kirk Rhoads
    #1 Thank you, Gert.
    Kirk Rhoads
    12/08/2016 #3 Kirk Rhoads
    #2 Thank you, Andrew
    Andrew Porter
    12/08/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    Love this picture @Kirk Rhoads I've shared it to my new Hive.....Wildlife Conservation.
    Gert Scholtz 🐝
    12/08/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz 🐝
    @Kirk Rhoads I fully echo your sentiments Kirk. Fantastic photograph.
  15. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    12/08/2016
    It's #WorldElephantDay. Here's a shot I took of Iringa in 2012 when she still lived at the Toronto Zoo. The zoo's elephants were relocated shortly after to a reserve in the U.S. Kevin Pashuk
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    Andrew Porter
    12/08/2016 #3 Andrew Porter
    What a really good close up @Kevin Pashuk and I do not agree with Zoo's unless they are for conservation purposes only, re locating animals at later dates, I'm sharing this in my new Hive....Wildlife conservation.
    Dean Owen
    12/08/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Nice to see a trunk not grazed red by chains.
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    12/08/2016 #1 Paul Kearley 🐝
    I don't agree with animals being imprisioned in Zoo's. Good for the Toronto Zoo to relocate her. Now if other Zoos would take the same idea from them...
  16. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    12/08/2016
    Some great pictures of wildlife courtesy of The Guardian
    Andrew Porter
    The week in wildlife – in pictures
    www.theguardian.com A basking shark, panda cub and Finland’s bears and wolves are among this week’s pick of images from the natural...
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  17. Andrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    12/08/2016
    The first Buzz in a brand new Hive....'.Wildlife Conservation' if this interests you feel free to pop along join and create some Honey!!
    Andrew Porter
    Why the Guardian is spending a year reporting on the plight of elephants
    www.theguardian.com Elephant herds face an uncertain future – over the next year we’ll be taking a closer look at what can be done to...
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