releasing american lobster and crabs in uk

blog_illl445-01

兩華人兩年前於英國海域放生361波士頓龍蝦隻及350美國珍寶蟹,最近被判罰款及賠償。因放生非原生種會把外來病毒傳入,有些龍蝦更已抱卵正在繁殖;放生除了威脅原生物種,同時也影響到當地漁業。

two chinese released 361 american lobsters and 350 dungeness crabs in the english channel two years ago, and they are recently being fined for causing damage to the environment. these lobster and crabs would bring foreign diseases, and some of the lobsters were carrying eggs and are breeding in the area. these invasive species not only damaged the local species, it also affected the local fishing industry as well.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/bad-karma-buddhists-released-hundreds-lobsters-channel/

Advertisements

finland fox farms

finlan fur monster

芬蘭一些狐狸養殖場養殖了很多超過正常體重5陪的狐狸!這些狐狸被關在細小的籠子裡,牠們的巨大體型導致牠們無法張開眼睛或移動。為了盡可能地能從每隻狐狸中取得更多的皮毛供給時裝業,牠們要被如此殘忍對待。

foxes in the some of the fox farms in finland are fattened up to over 5 times of their normal weigh! these foxes are kept in cages and they could barely open their eyes or move because of their weight. they are bred for the fashion industry and the farms want to get as much fur as possible from a fox when skinning them.

http://www.konbini.com/us/lifestyle/overbred-monster-foxes-finnish-fur-farms/


frogs riding buffaloes

http://www.natgeomedia.com/uncategorized/66248

blog_illl_05-01

在土耳其的沼澤地,會發現水牛們都背著幾隻湖側褶蛙到處走!原來這些蛙會吃掉水牛毛髮間的昆蟲,天氣轉涼時又可靠水牛體溫取暖。水牛也因寄生蟲減少而受惠,形成互助互惠的關係。

in the marshes in Turkey, water buffalos would carry some marsh frogs on their backs. these frogs would feed on the insects in the buffalos’ hair, and could absorb heats from the buffalos when the weather turns cool. with less files and parasites, the buffalos are also healthier.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/frogs-riding-buffaloes-turkey-mutualism/


illegal waste dumping

elephant eat plastic

在印度西孟加拉邦,非法傾倒垃圾的問題非常嚴重。當中有大量塑膠及有毒垃圾,而這些垃圾常被棄置於森林邊緣,不少野生動物包括大象、牛群及野豬等也誤食了這些垃圾,對牠們及大自然造成嚴重的影響。

illegal waste dumping is a serous problem in west bengal, india. these human waste includes lots of plastic and toxic waste, and are usually dumped near the edge of local forests. wild animals like elephants, bulls and wild boars would mistaken those waste as food and consume them.

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/international/20170909/57184457


reintroduce eastern indigo snake

blog_illl442-01

保育團體最近在佛羅里達州北部野放了東部靛藍蛇。牠們因喪失棲息地,自1982年就再沒有蹤跡。牠們是當區主要的捕獵者,對於重新恢復當區生態系統非常重要。

the eastern indigo snake has been reintroduced in Florida. this is the longest native snake in the america, and was last seen in northern Florida in 1982 because of habitat loss. it is one of the top predators in the area and it’s return is important in restoring the ecosystem.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/eastern-indigo-snake-reintroduced-florida


miami zoo prepares for hurricane

blog_illl444-01

在強烈颱風來臨前,美國邁阿密動物園的工作人員都忙著把動物移到室內安全的地方。其實把動物搬離熟悉的環境會對牠們造成壓力,但為了保護牠們,這也是必須面對的風險。

before the major hurricane arrive, the zoo keepers in zoo miami is busy making sure their animals are in safe place. many of them were kept inside concrete enclosures and some are kept in their night houses. moving these animals out of their usual environment could bring them great pressure, but in order to protect the animals it’s still necessary.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zoo-miami-hurricane-irma-preparations_us_59b40ed2e4b0dfaafcf83734

 


rediscover saki monkey

blog_illl443-01

 

一個考察隊在亞馬遜的埃魯河發現了一種消失了約80年的僧面猴!這種僧面猴上一次被發現的是於1936年。雖然團隊對於再次發現牠們感到非常高興,但同時亦看到牠們正面臨著不同的威脅,像捕獵、砍伐森林等人類的因素。

the Vanzolini bald-faced saki monkey was last seen alive in 1936. after 80 years, a research team spotted this mysterious monkey along the Eiru River in amazon! the team was very excited about this discovery but they also found our they are facing many threats including hunting, deforestation and other human activities.

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vanzolini-saki-monkey-amazon_us_59b11a0fe4b0dfaafcf59030