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  • 2017 17 Jan Tue

    Columbus Zoo announces the death of Colo, world's oldest Zoo Gorilla

    News zoos

    Colo, the first gorilla born in a zoo and the matriarch of the Columbus Zoo’s famous gorilla family died in her sleep overnight. Last December, on the 22th to be exact, Colo celebrated her historic 60...
  • 2017 15 Jan Sun

    How to be winner in the game of evolution

    News evolution

    A new study by University of Arizona biologists helps explain why different groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species, and how this is related to differences in their body forms...
  • 2017 12 Jan Thu

    Meet the new ‘Skywalker’ gibbon

    News biodiversity

    An entirely new species of gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) has been discovered living in the forests of the Gaoligong mountains of southwest China, according to a research team led by Professor Fan Pen...
  • 2017 06 Jan Fri

    Lives of Killer whales in captivity need to be enriched

    News zoos

    Keeping killer whales (Orcinus orca) in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. In a new paper, experts outline several novel ideas for improving the lives of killer whales in zoological i...

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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