Okay I just had a thought.
What if this whole virus shit has Bad repercussions for bats.
Like what if people just start fucking killing bats because they’re afraid they will get Covid.
Oh fuck man is anyone looking after the bats right now who do we have in like Bat Protection.
Seriously there are some species that Do Not Need This right now
Summary: Lila spreads lies about being famous with worldwide connections to increase her local popularity. She’s confident that Marinette will never be able to prove otherwise. What she, and even Marinette herself, don’t realize is that Marinette won’t have to do any of that to come out on top.
A story in which everything Lila lies about, Marinette turns into reality for herself, usually unknowingly (our girl is quite the lucky one, after all).
Sustainable living. Clean energy. Reforestation. Wildlife conservation. <3
Four adorable bundles of good news for the future of snow leopards!
Whether or not you’re a fan of birds, chances are you will recognize the signature white head and tail of the adult bald eagle. Its national status as a symbol helps make it immediately recognizable, but how often will you actually see one of these birds in the wild?
In my experience as a guide, it’s not uncommon for me to meet people who come out to the American West just to see this bird. But the truth is, if you live in the United States, chances are you dont have to travel too far to find this identifiable bird! At least not anymore.
Today, there are an estimated 150,000 Bald Eagles, but just 60 years ago there were estimated to be less than 1,000. That’s a huge difference! The eagles of the 60’s were fighting a pesticide called DDT that was wiping out their offspring. The ban of this pesticide has allowed the birds to recover, but left most people with the idea that these birds are still exceedingly rare.
Today, you just need to know where to look. Bald Eagles are considered a fish or sea eagle. This means they rely on waterways for their hunting because they are primarily looking for fish. So while these birds can be found in every state but Hawaii, if you want to find them, you need to find good waterways that can support fish. If you find these waterways, chances are you will find the Bald Eagle somewhere nearby!
So what about your habitat? Do you have any waterways that could support an eagle nearby? And have you seen one of these birds recently?
This blog is going to have posts relating to animals, climate change, and politicians’ views on wildlife conservation. If anyone has any suggestions or topics they want to hear about, please feel free to mention it!
Best wildlife caretaker ever
A design Journal for my graphic design class. This project was the most meaningful to me because I was able to live out my advocacy, which is environmental protection. The research behind this project was a team effort for a research class, but the ideas/concepts for the design and the design itself are my own.
“Where’s Dan?” is an advocacy project that aims to raise awareness on the Mindanao Flying Dragon, which is a species of flying dragon (Draco) endemic to the Philippines. In general, these lizards are bioindicators, which means that its presence in a certain place (most likely forests in Samar, Leyte, and/or Dinagat) indicates that the environment is notably clean. Many Draco species are common and thriving
in South East Asian countries, but this species in particular is considered Vulnerable (a level preceding Endangered) by the IUCN. However, it was assessed last 2007, which makes the source outdated. Furthermore, there is hardly any updated literature about this certain species, so who knows if it still exists or not?
Because the Philippines faces a wide range of environmental issues, and while many of these issues are barely being acted upon, the natural environment of the country will continue to deteriorate. As an effort to protect the environment, I designed this project to bring attention to this rare species, which is of significance to the conservation and preservation of wildlife in the Philippines.
Sketches from The Institute for Bird Populations’ annual staff retreat at Audubon Canyon Ranch: Cypress Grove. Another great year of catching up with everyone’s projects and looking toward the future for bird conservation.