- 03/12/2016Wild Welva . Spanish street artist involved in wildlife protection . Read more on my blog blogWild Welva Artworkstreetart360.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...
- Producer07/11/2016Monkey 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...
Comments08/11/2016 #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 (: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.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.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.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/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.07/11/2016 #10 Deb HelfrichWe 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.07/11/2016 #7 Dean OwenThe 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.aspx07/11/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherAs 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.07/11/2016 #4 Don KerrMy 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 moreMy 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
- 29/09/2016After 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...
- 26/09/2016Well 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!
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- Producer03/09/2016Andean 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...
Comments04/09/2016 #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. 😊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.04/09/2016 #15 Jose Carlos RoblesYes @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. 😊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.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!03/09/2016 #11 Andrew PorterI 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!!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!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!!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 Robles03/09/2016 #2 Jose Carlos RoblesHi @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.03/09/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherHi @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!
- 21/08/2016High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists provewww.theguardian.com Species that feed most on the bright yellow flowers of the crop treated with controversial neonicotinoids have fallen by as much as...
- 13/08/2016As 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!Greenland shark may live 400 years, smashing longevity recordwww.sciencemag.org Species is the longest lived...
- 13/08/2016Although there has been a glimmer of hope, plenty work still needs to be done!!Celebrating a Landmark Year for Elephantsmedium.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...
- 12/08/2016It'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.
- 12/08/2016Some great pictures of wildlife courtesy of The GuardianThe week in wildlife – in pictureswww.theguardian.com A basking shark, panda cub and Finland’s bears and wolves are among this week’s pick of images from the natural...
- 12/08/2016The first Buzz in a brand new Hive....'.Wildlife Conservation' if this interests you feel free to pop along join and create some Honey!!Why the Guardian is spending a year reporting on the plight of elephantswww.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...