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Sep 14, 2013

Protecting wildlife


Although whatever we do, may be or may not be insignificant but it is vital all the same. We may do just a little bit in making things right but our efforts add up to a lot! In the same manner, protecting wildlife is one of our major responsibilities and we should feel concern towards that.

There are so many ways of protecting wildlife, for instance, their habitat should be protected. Over-grazing, deforestation, farming should be avoided in order to protect their habitat. By protecting habitat, the entire species of the particular animal could be saved together. then secondly, every individual should be a part of conservation organizations, working to protect endangered animals and habitats. By recycling and reusing we can reduce our impact on the environment. We could even take pesticide-free pledge, that is, herbicides and pesticides may keep yards looking good but they are in fact hazardous pollutants that affect wildlife at many levels.

Threat of invasive species should be reduced. We can even help reduce the number of collisions by placing decals on the windows in your home or any other place. Slow down while driving if you see any animal attempting to cross from one side to the other. so when you are out and about, you should keep an eye out for wild life and slow down if you happen to see any. Get involved locally and voice your concerns. This may sound extreme but if you are really concerned then change your career and work for the noble cause of saving species.

Share your zeal and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife with others and encourage them to do the same so that we could this world a better place to live in!

May 20, 2013

How to Care for Your Pet

It is important to learn how to take care of our pets when they are trouble, before running to the Vet doctor. This way we’ll be able provide first aid that could sustain them before the Vet starts his work.

First, just as you keep first aid kit for kids in your home, it is also important to have such for your pet in case it gets injured. There are basic things that should always be in your kit: gauze used for wrapping injury, hydrogen peroxide, needle-less syringe that can be used to administer medication and adhesive tape. Though this is not comprehensive, it gives you a head start in taking care of your pet.

When your pet is bleeding, apply pressure on the area until the bleeding stops. Even though you have first aid kit, ensure you call your Vet and also make sure you don’t use a tourniquet on the animal.

Veterinarian Petting Dog

In extreme cases where the pet stops breathing, then you may have to apply breathing directly into its nostrils; apply massage also on its heart alternatively with the breaths. This is important if observe heartbeat but no breathing.

Further, if the pet is vomiting or has diarrhea, you have to keep food away, but provide water so the pet doesn’t die from dehydration. You really don’t have to take care of this alone, take the animal to the Vet.

In the case of a poison, take note of the materials it swallowed, as well as the amount taken. This will give the Vet some clue as to what to do for your pet. Taking poisons does not call for vomiting, do not induce it.

Apr 17, 2013

Sustainability of the World’s Ocean Fishes

Research studies have shown that the population of fishes presents in our ocean today is just 10 percent the number they were before the boom in industrialization. This means that they are currently under pressure, and scientists have warned that by 2050, the fisheries could collapse significantly.

Although large populations of fishes have demonstrated the ability to recover, especially when managed properly; there is need to enforce regulations that protect fishes from excessive fishing and ensure their sustainability.

EU fishing quota : Fishermen in Spain

To contribute to the sustainability of fishes, it has to start with providing more information to the consumers. By identifying fishes properly via tracking, from the ocean to the plate, the consumers will be able to know where and when fish was caught.

Also, by tracking, fishes can be labeled properly so that the consumers have the choice over the kind of fish they want to eat. Sustainability can really be maintained when we know where fishes come from and exactly how it was caught.

Take for instance, a fish that was caught about 30 days ago and one that was caught just yesterday are both called ‘fresh fishes’ by a fish seller.

When consumers understand the importance of eating only the really ‘fresh fishes’, and also understand its distribution, then the fishing process will gradually become more sustainable.

To achieve this, a tracking technology could help answer some sustainability questions such as: was the fish caught using a fish aggregating device, and how legal was the catch?

With that, the sustainability of fishes in our ocean can begin to be taken more seriously.

Jan 8, 2012

Save the baby seals: global warming affecting them

Global warming, a catastrophe during which man is both the first charge and the first witness. And the first victim? Not really, no. This week, U.S. researchers tell us that global warming has, indeed, other victims. We’re talking about those cute faces with white fur, baby seals.

It all started with satellite observations since 1979: The ice covering the North Atlantic, their natural habitat, have seen their surface decrease of 6% per decade since. The decrease of the ice was paralleled by a weather phenomenon known as oscillation North Atlantic with winds and storms affect the evolution of the ice surface.

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