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  • 2017 19 Jul Wed

    Earth's 6th mass extinction event under way, a prelude to global extinction...

    News biodiversity

    In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses. No bells to...
  • 2017 14 Jul Fri

    Mexican wolf conservation – a success story that will be ended prematurely?

    News biodiversity

    Just this year it was reported that conservation efforts, including cross-fostering of wild and captive-born pups, to protect Mexican wolves from going extinct are paying off. Apex predators such as w...
  • 2017 01 Jul Sat

    Mexican wolf conservation success story and captive population contribution

    News zoos

    The conservation efforts to protect and reintroduce the Mexican grey wolf in its native habitat are paying off. As part of the Mexican Grey Wolf Recovery Programme an adult female wolf from Brookfield...
  • 2017 28 Jun Wed

    The role of zoos and aquaria in animal reintroductions to the wild

    News zoos

    The world faces a biodiversity crisis and more and more species are driven towards extinction. Increasingly, species are becoming more dependent of conservation efforts, developed by various organisat...
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y personal attempt to try and convince everybody of the beauty and the importance of nature as (evolutionary) phenomenon, especially its fauna. Information is given, in text and image, on my 'beasts'. Cats, especially big ones, will be starring next to other predators. And if possible my all time favourite the cow will make its appearance. But above all I would like to stress and show, as a one-man-pressure-group, the importance of the diversity of life on our earth. As the uncomplicated beauty of animals provides a lot of pleasure to those who appreciate it. More species mean more pleasure. To prevent species from going extinct at the rate we see today is therefore paramount. Not only for esthetic reasons, but also for the preservation of life on earth. Because to me, loss of biodiversity is inseparable connected to a deteriorating environment on earth. Mother Earth whom is less and less capable of sustaining life. Zoos will become more important for conservation of fauna diversity, which I would like to show also. As a matter of fact, I started the endeavour with launching a website (moosmood.com) focussing on this plethora of issues around 2008. It turned out that picking up where I left years ago, visiting zoos and see what kind of progress was being made in keeping animals in captivity, fitted nicely into my new challenge. So, more and more time is consumed with visiting zoos and reviewing their efforts to save endangered species. Genesis and extinction are an inextricable couple that seems off balance. Let us try and restore this balance!

Roar Forward: The mission to double wild tiger numbers (Tx2)



By saving the tiger we save all the plants and animals that live under the tiger's umbrella.

(John Seidensticker)




UN Biodiversity decade
WWF Stop Wildlife Crime
Fight for Flight campaign
End Ivory-funded Terrorism
Support Rewilding Europe
NASA State of Flux

Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

 

"Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.

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