amaz!ng new bbc documentary!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

—————-

Tagged:

Center for Biological Diversity: Support Protection for Penguins Threatened by Global Warming

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Via the Center for Biological Diversity:

Support Protection for Penguins Threatened by Global Warming

This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it’s officially considering protecting 10 of the 12 penguin species we petitioned to protect under the Endangered Species Act. The penguins are threatened with extinction due to global warming, industrial fisheries, and other threats.

The Service’s “positive finding” begins a 60-day public comment period on whether the penguins should advance to the next stage in the Endangered Species Act listing process, with a formal proposal to list them as threatened or endangered. Please submit your own comment today in support of protecting these magnificent birds!

————————-

Tagged:

ARA PSAs: March of the Penguins

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Prowildlife (Penguins)

Gives new meaning to the term “animal rights terrorism”, no? Ah, if only.

Make the jump for the rest of the photos in this series.

(More below the fold…)

DawnWatch: ABC Nightline on penguin crisis as their food goes to farm-raised salmon — 11/28/06

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Nov 29, 2006 9:26 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: ABC Nightline on penguin crisis as their food goes to farm-raised salmon 11/28/06

ABC’s Nightline gave us more wonderfully animal friendly coverage on Tuesday, November 28. Using the new movie “Happy Feet” as his jump-off point, reporter Bill Blakemore looked at the real plight of penguins. He told us they are struggling to survive because of global warming, now threatening to melt the frozen sea surface many penguins need for survival, and because of extensive over-fishing. We learned that the colony of emperors made famous in the popular documentary “March of the Penguins” has lost 50% of its number over the past half-century. Blakemore explained that their main source of food is tiny shrimp-like creatures called krill, and that the krill are being taken in enormous catches, mostly to be ground up and fed to farm-raised salmons. He ended his report by telling us that scientists say that unless humanity figures out how to reverse the course down south, the happy ending in “Happy Feet” will be just wishful thinking.

(More below the fold…)