Endangered critters

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Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:21 am

Two items, nicely written up . . .

"Tiger Emergency in Sumatra"
http://www.asiasentinel.com/society/tig ... y-sumatra/

"A Noble War"
http://www.biographic.com/posts/sto/a-noble-war

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:15 am

Save those river dolphins . . . Besides in Cambodia, there are still some in Burma, and maybe a few in Thailand.

"Endangered baby dolphin sightings"
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078285/end ... sightings/

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:58 am

Punk turtle
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... gered-list

The green-haired Mary River turtle is placed on the endangered list.

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 pm

We aren't cool enough to have a creature like this.....o_o........
I have a certain notoriety among the lesser gods........

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 pm

Species we lost in 2018 -
https://weather.com/news/news/2019-01-0 ... ecies-2018

Bye bye - it was nice knowing you . . .

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 pm

Wild tigers face extinction

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/wi ... li=AAggfp4

Gross exploitation.

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:15 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Wild tigers face extinction

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/wi ... li=AAggfp4

Gross exploitation.
"SE Asia's tigers hit hard"
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/artic ... -breeding/

Who needs captive tigers? We need wild tigers.

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:26 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:15 am
Save those river dolphins . . . Besides in Cambodia, there are still some in Burma, and maybe a few in Thailand.

"Endangered baby dolphin sightings"
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078285/end ... sightings/
"Cambodia welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins this year"
https://bangkokpost.com/world/1816609/c ... -this-year

They're hanging in there . . .

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:32 am

Wildfires in Australia

https://channelnewsasia.com/news/world/ ... s-12216946

Terrible fires in NSW and elsewhere. The world watches - and similar fires do damage worldwide. Huge human costs - lives and property.

And wildlife suffers . . . In Australia mobile critters like 'roos and wallabies probably can escape the flames. But there must be many less mobile marsupials, some endangered, that will perish.

For me, the photo of the year (in linked article) is the kind Aussie biker giving water to the thirsty koala.

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Re: Endangered critters

Post by neverfail » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:15 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:32 am
Wildfires in Australia

https://channelnewsasia.com/news/world/ ... s-12216946

Terrible fires in NSW and elsewhere. The world watches - and similar fires do damage worldwide. Huge human costs - lives and property.

And wildlife suffers . . . In Australia mobile critters like 'roos and wallabies probably can escape the flames. But there must be many less mobile marsupials, some endangered, that will perish.

For me, the photo of the year (in linked article) is the kind Aussie biker giving water to the thirsty koala.
Absolutely right Jim. Koalas in particular are slow moving and tree dwelling. Whenever a blaze comes through they cannot escape by walking across the ground.

Their habitat is restricted to this country's eastern maritime rim: the rainiest part and as a consequence the part with over 90% of the continent's forest cover. That is the part that is currently ablaze with bushfires.

Several years ago I had a short holiday break with family and friends at a coastal town called Port Macquarie about 350 kilometers up the coast. I was amazed at the number of roadside signs I saw up there, even within the town's suburbs, warning motorists to be on the lookout as koalas cross the road at night. A few weeks ago the forested region around Port Macquarie was hard hit by fire and it is feared that many of the local koalas have been lost. There is an active veterinary hospital in the town now struggling to heal and rehabilitate the number of burnt koalas that have been brought in to them for treatment.

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