Worldranger Day 2014

TODAY JULY 31st on WORLD RANGER DAY 2014 

 

WAR celebrates and thanks all the brave men and women out there who risk their lives every day while protecting the worlds wildlife. 

We mourn the loss of lives of rangers while doing their jobs and we fully support the Green line Foundation’s words:

 

On this World Ranger Day we pay our respects to the 56 park rangers who lost their lives in the past year, and spare a thought for those not yet reported and those also who are severely injured. We must also do our best to support the families left behind.

 

We remember to support and celebrate the park rangers out on the front-line of conservation today. Rangers who are out there now protecting endangered species and ecosystems, rescuing visitors, educating tourists and engaging local communities in conservation, protecting cultural and historical sites, and so much more. We must celebrate your truly inspirational efforts and results. 

 

RANGER ROLL OF HONOUR

IN MEMORIAM

Please note that these names only count for the last 12 month!! 

 

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Cockatiels

They look so much nicer in nature…Plus they are getting the right temperature in nature, the correct light-which is essential for eyes, skin and feather condition and the 4 periods every bird has per year,the correct nutrients, can find and choose the mate that is perfect and fly as much and as long they want and live in a flock and not like a decaying away lonely bird beauty in a cage …..

The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) is endemic to Australia. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the budgerigar.[

Photo by Jan We general

http://www.vogelfotografen.de

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URGENT trees for the future message

A vast amount of bird species depend on trees as they need them for nesting as shelter and food resource as colonies of insects live in and around trees.But moreover we all need trees in order to survive as they produce our oxygen, store carbon dioxide until they die and decay or get burned by us.They restore soil and keep soil healthy for other creatures to thrive on and act as waterlog to prevent flooding. And they keep earth cool.A tree is as cheap as 10 cents and the Organization ‘Trees for the Future’ has planted over 80 million trees since 1989.Its only a tiny fraction that they have replanted as we have cut down over 50% of the world’s forests and if we continue at this speed we will have no forests left in 100 years time (and no creatures).So their work is urgently needed.Their tree planting projects takes the pressure of the remaining trees as it helps farmers to restore soil, to plant sustainable trees that they can use to make a living from and it helps therfore the rest of human population and animals….So by helping them you will help the birds and everyone else. Until Agustín the 23rd their partners will match every donation to 100% up to $15,000 which is a great way to help.Plant your own forest and help thousands of birds to keep their homes by doing this. . http://www.treesforthefuture.org

 

TREES FOR THE FUTURE

On Monday we will launch our first annual Plant it Forward Campaign. From July 28-August 23 our partner MODO will match your donation up to $15,000! Join us next week and double your impact by sharing the stories of our partner farmers in Africa and supporting their work!

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Emptying the skies

On the 26 – 27th of July 2014 the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) will show

“Emptying the skies” in Germany at the NatureVision Filmfestival in Ludwigsburg! The film is about protection of migratory birds in the Mediterranean and the CABS bird protection camps.

Once the skies are empty and no bids left human kind is doomed for extinction.Yes of course there will be GMO food left..But that contaminates the good plants in time and will eventually kill trees (which are essential for oxygen on earth)…No oxygen no life. Unless the GMO food which causes infertility after the third and fourth generation was faster….This is one horror scenario that we must avoid with all costs….

http://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/review/
emptying-the-skies-2013-film-review-by-michael-pattison

And here is a trailer:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc-QaVRDm34

Neonicotinoids kill birds

New research shows that birds may be declining due to the same pesticides that are killing bees, butterflies, and other insects. Neonicotinoids are found in many lawn and garden products (here’s a helpful list from The Xerces Society: http://bit.ly/1qcC7VS). You can do your part by eliminating the use of pesticides on your property, and spread the word by talking with your neighbors. You can read the full study, published in Nature, here: http://bit.ly/1juCJTQ.

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http://www.wired.com/2014/07/neonicotinoid-bird-declines/

Poaching in the Phillipines

This photograph of a hunter holding up a dead rufous hornbill in Ilocos Norte has ruffled the feathers of local conservationists. The hornbill, also known as “kalaw,” is endemic to the Philippines and is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as a “near threatened” species. Source: Wild Bird Club of the Philippines

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Extinct threatened bird species

We must think to buy alternatives and substitutes to wood products such as hemp, bamboo and fast growing trees to stop further deforestation or we will continue to lose animal species like this one.Also to help to stop extinction of endangered bird species in general we must stop buying exotic bird species to keep them as pets, not buying any clothes with real bird feathers and not travelling to places for holiday that serves endangered bird species in restaurants ir hunt them for fun…

 

The Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis) is a species of hornbill in the northeastern Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Numbers have declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting, and it has been entirely extirpated from Nepal. It is estimated that there are now less than 10,000 adults remaining.

Photo: Ujjal Ghosh.

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