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  • 2017 26 Mar Sun

    Tool-using Sea otters not closely related and ahead of dolphins using tools

    News evolution

    Tool use by sea otters to break open well-armoured food is not necessarily a family matter, according to a new study published this week by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and pa...
  • 2017 12 Mar Sun

    Redefining ‘Species’: a new and controversial concept

    News biodiversity

    What is a species? Biologists – and ornithologists in particular – have been debating the best definition for a very long time. A new commentary published on 8 March in The Auk: Ornithological Advance...
  • 2017 11 Mar Sat

    Restoring predators and prey simultaneously accelerates the recovery of bot...

    News biodiversity

    Reducing human pressure on exploited predators and prey at the same time is the best way to help their populations recover, a new study indicates. The findings about synchronous recovery are important...
  • 2017 05 Mar Sun

    Why giant pandas are black and white

    News evolution

    The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white stripes (to repel biting flies), took the colouration question to giant pandas in a study published on 28 February in the journal Behaviora...

My 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!




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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