Marocki Village needs your help. This village is our partner in the Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project and on Earth Day they lost 11 of their homes to a fire, most likely due to agricultural burning. This is a very poor village that is still recovering economically from the civil war.
Even though Earth Day was yesterday, we should be celebrating our Earth every day. If you feel like you did not get to do your part, or if you want to help the wonderful people of the Marocki Village or the endangered chimpanzees please consider donating to this cause.
Marocki Village is a very small village with only about 100 people living there, about half of them are small children. They have been incredibly dedicated to helping with chimpanzee conservation and our research project would not exist without them.
Please consider donating and sharing this cause. The more money we can raise the better off not only the people of Marocki can be, but it will help ensure a better future for chimpanzees.
Canine distemper virus, or CDV, is a virus that attacks the digestive system, the respiratory system and degeneration of the nervous system. Though it mostly affects dogs, it can be found in wild animals like raccoons. It is an airborne virus, but is also present in any and every excretion from an infected animal. Recently 22 big cats were diagnosed with CDV at In-Sync Exotics.
Chimpanzees share 98% of our DNA, they have complex relationships, raise their young, wage wars, have friendships, alliances and enemies. They have extensive tool use and even have intricate means of communication. As far as I knew, they were endangered species. I mean, this is what IUCN’s website and even WWF will tell you. But today I learned that that was only applicable to free-living chimpanzees. This means that chimpanzees in captivity are listed as threatened. Maybe this doesn’t seem so bad, until you realize that that is the loophole that allows them to be test subjects and live in labs, in often, sub-par conditions.
About a month ago I wrote a post called ‘it’s only 4 million acres‘ about an Indonesian govenor’s plan to open up 4 million acres of conserved rainforest to mining and plantation use on the island of Sumatra. That is the area of one million football fields.
Meet the Pangolin, often referred to as the scaly anteater. This cute arboreal animal has no teeth and sleeps all day. It reminds me of Sandshrew the pokémon and has adorable little eyes that see into your very soul. It’s an odd little animal that desperately needs your help
On April 13, 2013 roughly 2000 frozen pangolins were found on a Chinese fishing vessel that had run aground.