A Gift - WWF

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A Gift - WWF

Post by kata » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:17 pm

An email from WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

Are you looking for a special gift to send to your true love this Christmas? French hens, turtle doves and partridges in pear trees are very passé, and we’re not sure anyone would thank you for 12 drummers drumming. So instead we give you…

The 12 Animal Adoptions of Christmas

Twelve rhinos running
Rhinos have lived on Earth for 50 million years, but a huge recent rise in poaching means they need our help to survive.

Eleven dolphins diving
A dolphin jumping out of the water is an unforgettable sight. The bottlenose dolphins our supporters sponsor are among only 300 individuals living in UK waters.

Ten leopards leaping
Fewer than 35 Amur leopards remain in the wild – but our adoption programme is helping protect and restore their habitat so their numbers can recover.

Nine penguins sliding
Penguins get around at speed by tobogganing on their tummies. They’re perfectly adapted to their icy environment – which is why we need to study how they’re coping with the effects of climate change.

Eight snow leopards stalking
These elusive creatures are hard to spot, but we’re working with local communities to monitor their movements and help protect them from poachers.

Seven turtles swimming
Out of the seven species of marine turtles, six are endangered or critically endangered. By adopting a turtle, you’re helping us protect important nesting beaches and promote turtle-friendly fishing.

Six orang-utans swinging
Orang-utan numbers have fallen by 50% in the last 60 years: we’re working hard to protect our adopted orang-utans’ rainforest habitat on the island of Borneo.

Five gold tigers
Just 3,200 tigers are left in the wild: adopting a tiger is one way you can help make sure these magnificent animals have a future.

Four polar bears
Rapid climate change means the Arctic sea ice where polar bears spend much of their lives is disappearing: we’re tracking our adopted bears to see how they’re adapting to a changing Arctic.

Three elephants
The Asian elephant’s habitat is shrinking as the human population grows: adopting an elephant supports projects that help people and elephants to live side by side.

Two mountain gorillas
Gorillas are among our closest relatives, sharing 98% of our DNA. We’re working with local people in central Africa to help protect critically endangered mountain gorillas.

And a panda in a pear tree
OK, pandas actually prefer bamboo to pear trees – and thanks to our panda adopters, we’re helping to protect and reconnect areas of their forest habitat.

Animal adoptions make great Christmas presents. Of course, you can’t really send a wild animal – but you can help give these amazing creatures a future. And that’s a gift worth giving. Find out how you can adopt one of our amazing wild animals for one of your loved ones this Christmas.

:lol: :lol:

flounder

Re: A Gift - WWF

Post by flounder » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:23 pm

Every year we adopt animals at Christmas.
Its the same this year, a turkey, a chicken, part of a cow and bits of a pig :wink:

GoggleboxUK

Re: A Gift - WWF

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:02 pm

Five gold tigers
Just 3,200 tigers are left in the wild: adopting a tiger is one way you can help make sure these magnificent animals have a future.
Best be quick, there's only 640 of these left.

:shock:

kata

Re: A Gift - WWF

Post by kata » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Whats that flounder like.......... :mrgreen:

Amur leopards are the most at risk..beautiful animals it would be criminal to lose them forever.

:(

fern Rob

Re: A Gift - WWF

Post by fern Rob » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:18 pm

kata wrote:Whats that flounder like.......... :mrgreen:

Amur leopards are the most at risk..beautiful animals it would be criminal to lose them forever.

:(
I agree with you, it would be criminal to loose them. I can see two upsides the first the leopards increase and second the habitat is saved, :D

kata

Re: A Gift - WWF

Post by kata » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:57 pm

WWF says,

The Amur is listed as Critically Endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. With only around 35 left in the wild, it is considered the world’s most endangered cat.

http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/safegu ... r_heilong/

People can act pretty stupid. The forests are the world's medicine chest but continue to log it daily.



This tells it as it is.

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/animations/cbd_web.swf

I like the music to this video.
icon_cheers
:(

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