Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading — Waking Times – January 23, 2020

Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading

Joe RomanGuest
Waking Times

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries that still allow commercial whaling – didn’t hunt any whales, even though its government had approved whaling permits in early 2019. →

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Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President — Waking Times – January 22, 2020

Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President

Malavika VyawahareMongabay
Waking Times

Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, who has promised to restore Madagascar’s lost forests. →

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Australia is Dropping Vegetables From Choppers to Feed Wildlife Starved by Fires — Waking Times – January 13, 2020

Australia is Dropping Vegetables From Choppers to Feed Wildlife Starved by Fires

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues to impact wildlife, aircraft have been deployed to feed thousands of starving wild animals who have been stranded by the blazes.

The government of the hard-hit state of New South Wales (NSW) has begun a campaign of airdrops across scorched regions, delivering thousands of pounds of root veggies —like carrots and sweet potatoes —from choppers flying above in a bid to sate the appetites of hungry colonies of brush-trailed rock wallabies, reports Daily Mail. →

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India’s Tiger Population is Rising and This Photo Provides Brilliant Proof — Waking Times – January 13, 2020

India’s Tiger Population is Rising and This Photo Provides Brilliant Proof

Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

India’s population of wild tigers is quickly rising after the government put its efforts behind strong conservationist policies defending the country’s wildlife.

A new census from the Indian government shows that the country’s tiger population has grown by about 33 percent since 2014. At present, the country’s wild Bengal tiger population stands at 2,967—mainly due to a ban on hunting and strict implementation of protections. →

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Keli The Koala Made A Remarkable Recovery After His Near-Death Experience During The Australian Bushfires — Collective Evolution – January 8, 2020

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IN BRIEF

The Facts:

Keli was found in the bushfires near death, but made a remarkable recovery, one of many Koala’s who have. He was found at 275g and was also suffering from a dangerous fungal infection. He was taken in by an animal hospital and nursed back to health.

Reflect On:

Despite the fact that what is happening is heart-breaking, it’s important to remember what makes us special in a time of great need. Our empathy, our compassion, our love and our desire to change the world and stop disasters.

What’s happening in Australia right now is truly heart-breaking to say the least. Millions of hectares of land have been completely destroyed by the bushfires, and an estimated 1 billion animals have lost their lives. It’s one of the greatest tragedies our planet has ever seen, and events like this seem to be happening more frequently within the past ten years than ever before. Many animals have been left orphaned and without homes.

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The Late Steve Irwin’s Family Treats Over 90,000 Injured Animals From Bushfires In The Australia Zoo By Being Wildlife Warriors — True Activist – January 5, 2020

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(True Activist)  The ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia has ravaged its plant life and up to 500 million mammals, reptiles and birds – including 8,000 koalas’ lives which could easily devastate the diversity in the country.

With the terrifying outcome of these fires, Australians have stepped up and volunteered, putting their own lives at risk to kill the fires along with the firefighting brigades. They have also donated to animal hospitals and non-profit organizations, working non-stop to lessen the effects of this environmental disaster. →

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Humpback Whale Population Leaps Back From Near-Extinction — From Just 450 To Over 25,000 — Collective Evolution – December 5, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  A new study from the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has revealed that the humpback whale population (also known as Megaptera novaeangliae) is growing, and has rebounded from near extinction numbers to approximately 25,000. The researchers believe that these numbers are close to pre-whaling numbers. The study was co-authored by Grant Adams, John Best and André Punt. →

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