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Earth Protect Newsletter:January 9

The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.

Today, nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species.

Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills.

Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.

Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.

The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public.

 

Genius Bird

An ornithologist devises a test to see how clever ravens really are.

watch the video here...

 

Huge number of bird species on decline in Canada

A huge proportion of Canada’s bird species are in serious decline, threatened by disappearing habitat and climate change, the first comprehensive report on the health of the country’s avian populations has found.

Overall, there’s been a 12 per cent drop in bird populations since 1970, says the 36-page report, entitled The State of Canada’s Birds 2012.

read the article here...

 

The G2 Gallery promotion

Feb. 7, 2014 is the deadline for membership signups in this latest Earth Protect membership reward promotion sponsored by The G2 Gallery which donated this beautiful bobcat photo. Be sure to JOIN now so you have a chance to win the drawing.

click here to Join or to log in to update your profile.

Share this opportunity with Family and Friends and Colleagues. 

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THE G2 Gallery

Dan and Susan Gottlieb’s shared interest in photography and conservation became the catalyst for the founding of The G2 Gallery. Their travels have included many different lands and environments, always with camera in hand.

The G2 Gallery prides itself on support for environmental causes, as well as promoting sustainable actions in day to day life.

The Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP) is an official green membership and certification program for arts and cultural organizations. The G2 Gallery has met AEP's strict environmental standards to become a part of the avant-garde of the cultural sector, leading the way in institutionalized sustainability.

learn more about The G2 Gallery here...

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