“Tourist Bug Is Linked to Ape Deaths” – 2011 March 30th: Metro
‘Two Rare Mountain Gorillas Have Died In The Wild From A Human Virus Raising Fears That Eco-tourism Is Harming Their Environment. The Adult Female And HER Newborn Were Part Of An 750-Strong Troop.’
Living in Rwanda made famous by the researcher Dian Fossey portrayed in the film Gorillas In The Mist.
They Died From A Respiratory Virus That Can Cause Pneumonia In Humans Test Results Released Yesterday Showed.
They Lived In A Tourism-Designated Area Designed To Protect Them From Poachers But Experts Believe The Deaths In 2009 Resulted From Human Contact.
Mike Cranfield who is a director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project stated -
‘Because Their Are Fewer Than 750 Living Mountain Gorillas -
Each Individual Is Critically Important – To The Survival Of Their Species.’
“But mountain gorillas are surrounded by people and this discovery makes it clear that living in protected national parks is not a barrier to human diseases.”
Photos: Lesser Redpole
2010 Numbers DEAD 90% ! Truly Criminal.
Lesser Redpoll is the smallest most brownish cream streaked of four different delightful redpoll finches. Males red forehead black bib pink cheeks throat breast rump.
Feeds amongst alders spruce birch trees hanging upside-down for seeds.
Breeding in summer they take insects for their chicks .
Performs elaborate rattling sonorous song-flights over their breeding area.
“1970s Down To One Tenth In Numbers !” – THE RSPB! ‘WHAT’ REALLY ARE – ‘YOU’ – DOING? ANY ‘ONE’ THING??
“Considerable concern regarding the species.” Who? Doing What Exactly? 2010: Again Numbers 90%! - SHOCKING – ‘DEAD…!’
Yet the dainty delightful Lesser Redpoll – Has only recently been moved to this – loathsome Red ‘Deathly’ Species of conservation concern!
Remember – There are Plenty of Ways You Can Help – Britain’s Garden Bird Population! By Joining only – ‘Grass Roots Charity.’
Ayn Rand - ‘Man’s Unique Reward Is That While Animals Survive By Adjusting Themselves To Their Background,
Man Survives By Adjusting His Background To Himself.’
2011 March 10: “I Witnessed Two Magpies Kill A Chaffinch Today” – Jeff A, Midlands.
The Bird Eventually Fell Onto A Grass Verge Near A Bush It Had BEEN PERCHING On. The Magpies were disturbed by a Red Kite which literally appeared out of nowhere, as it circled lower the Magpies flew off and eventually the Red Kite swooped down and picked up the dead Chaffinch.
“MAGPIES ARE ‘DEFINITELY’ INCREASING AND THEY ARE THE VILLAINS Not Birds Of Prey – BUT THAT’S ALONE ONLY IN OUR AREA – IN THE DECIMATION – Of OUR SONGBIRDS.”
Anyone who had only witnessed the Red Kite would have wrongly assumed it killed the Chaffinch.
On other occasions I have witnessed Magpies take chicks AND ‘ALL’ the eggs from a Black Birds nest we did have in an Ivy laden tree in our garden.
2011 March 11: Fish Suffer. Zipping Around on a Speedboat May Be Lots of Fun – But –
But spare a thought for the fish whose supper you are disturbing. The noise of an engine at full throttle made sticklebacks more prone to mistakes and less efficient while foraging, say Bristol university researchers. Just ten seconds of noise put them off.
These mistakes increase the chances of eating harmful items as well as predation risk because fish have to forage for longer.
2011 March 4 Metro: ‘Nation Of ‘pet lovers’ Leaves 10 MILLION To Suffer’
More Than 10million Pets In Britain Could Be Suffering – Because Of Their Health And Welfare Needs Not Being Met. The PDSA Revealed Yesterday.
Some 5million cats 4million dogs and 700,000 rabbits are not receiving the necessary care for their happiness and well-being said the veterinary charity.
More than 3.3million cats had not been vaccinated and were susceptible to potentially fatal diseases this animal charity checking on their well-being found.
Some 1.9million dogs were being left alone for too long and 2.4million others were being fed scraps as one of their main food items.
More than 150,000 rabbits were living in hutches that were too small it added. The public needed to have a deeper ‘understanding’ of their pets welfare the PDSA said.
Songbirds-Slaughter; Way too many bird cages are far too small – Being without twigs greenery or anything to interest or occupy ‘live’ birds or parrots.
“Many fish bowls are far too small – Without any plants pebbles or enough of anything to interest the living fish occupants.”
2011 March 1 Metro: China One-Child Policy May be Relaxed.
The country’s population grew slightly to 1.3 billion people last year, leading experts to suggest the state may relax its generation-old one-child policy. The figure which is preliminary and based on a sample survey shows the nation added about 6.3million people last year according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
China’s population is mainly growing because people are living longer not because they are having lots of babies’ an analyst at North Carolina university said.
The Family Planning Limit Was Imposed In Cities In 1981.
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