disrupt turtle nesting

people disturb tortoise

約5000隻瀕危欖蠵龜到哥斯達黎加的海灘產卵,但保護區卻擠滿了遊客!保安員及警察未能控制人群,有些自私的遊客在灘上與海龜合照,更打擾及觸摸牠們。敏感的海龜見狀都放棄產卵,轉身回大海。世上只餘下7種海龜,而且數量一直下降。

at the Costa Rican beaches, around 5000 olive ridley sea turtles came ashore to lay eggs, however, the ostional wildlife refuge were packed with tourists! small amount of polices and park rangers were not about to control the crowd. some selfish tourists went over to the take photo with the turtles; they even touch and disrupt the turtles. many sensitive turtles decided to return to the sea without laying their eggs. there are only 7 species of sea turtle left in the world, and their population is still declining.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/17049/20150927/costa-rica-selfish-selfie-tourists-disrupt-turtle-nesting.htm


polar bear feeding on dolphin

polar bear eat dolphin

地球暖化問題令海豚出沒於北極海域,並首次出現北極熊捕食海豚現象。北極熊會在冰塊破洞,等待上水呼吸的海豹,結果出現了海豚。海豚不習慣該區環境,容易迷失及窒息而死。

as our world is getting warmer, dolphins are migrating farther north than they normally would, that resulted in polar bear eating dolphins. usually a polar bear would break a hole in the ice and wait for a seal to appear, but they ended up finding a dolphin. dolphins are not familiar with the arctic water, they could easily get lost or died of suffocation.

https://hk.news.yahoo.com/-083916735.html


india bans import of animal-tested cosmetic

india no animal test import

 

今年一月,印度成為第一個禁止使用動物作化妝品測試的亞洲國家,現在更決定從11月起禁止進口用動物測試的化妝品及其原料。印度有龐大的化妝品市場,這將會大大影響出口化妝品到印度的國家,特別是中國及泰國。

india has become the first asian country to ban the use of animal testing on cosmetic last January, and starting from next month, india would ban the import of animal-tested cosmetic, including ingredients tested on animals! india has one of the major cosmetic market; this new ban would greatly affect countries that export of cosmetic to india, especially china and thailand.

http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/b5/2014/10/17/a1146968.html


clownfish in danger

clown fish

人見人愛的小丑魚可能要被例入瀕危物種!海洋暖化及傾倒垃圾等導致海水就污染及海水酸化。生態鏈嚴重受破壞,珊瑚群亦消失,令小丑魚失去棲息地。海水酸化亦使牠們嗅覺覺和聽覺受損,令牠們更容易被捕獵。

our beloved orange clownfish may be listed as an endangered species! with global warming and ocean acidification caused by garbage dumping, coral reefs are destroyed and clownfish lost their home. the acidification also damaged their smell and hearing, making them easier to be hunt.

http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/breakingnews/1101385


無綠不歡嘉年華 green monday carnival

science park

我們這個星期六將會參加 green monday 的無綠不歡嘉年華!到時場內會有不同的工作坊、烹飪示範及更多綠色活動!一起來科學園吧!

7月12日 (星期六) | 10am – 6pm | 香港科學園
we are going to be at green monday carnival this saturday! there will be workshops, cooking demonstrations and a lot more green activities! come to science park and check them out!

jul 12 (sat) | 10am – 6pm | Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks

more details:
http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2186d5ba6156c29b315b84255&id=84f2c69c7c


grass show 2014 @ cuhk

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聽說中大這星期五晚有草地音樂會,所以我們順便去擺攤。你們也會順便來玩吧?

it’s grass show 2014 at the chinese university this friday night! and since we are going to the show, we thought we might as well join their mini market! so come enjoy the great music with us!

time : 5:30 – 10:30pm
date: mar 21 (friday)
venue: 中文大學聯合書院 united college, the chinese university of hong kong

https://www.facebook.com/events/495568283887599/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


ukrainian zoo

Ukraine zoo

烏克蘭的局勢不穩,連動物園裡的動物也遭殃。因為政府決定削減撥款給動物園,而過去三個月,園裡的動物只靠供應商免費提供食糧。可惜現在供應商拒絕再供給,動物們要面臨饑荒。牠們都已餓得無精打釆,當中包括一隻懷孕的大象。無助的動物園已去信總理,希望能拯救動物們。幸好消息流出後,當地人民立即前往捐助食物和資金,動物們暫時有足夠食糧。

the animal in a ukrainian zoo are in starvation because of the country’s political turmoil. their government has diverted funds elsewhere instead of supporting the zoo. for the past three months, the suppliers has been providing food for free but they now refused to do so. animals are starving including a pregnant elephant. the director of the zoo has sent a letter to the prime minister for help. luckily, after the news is out, lots of ukrainians donated food and money to the zoo, and the animals have enough food for now.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575650/Animals-left-starve-death-Ukrainian-zoo-new-government-debt-ridden-country-divert-funds-elsewhere.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490


tuna in danger!

most tuna endangered

人類喜歡吃金槍魚,但牠們快被我們捕光了!8種金槍魚中,5種已被我們迫到瀕臨絕種的邊緣!當中包括南方藍鰭金槍魚、大西洋藍鰭金槍魚、大眼鯛、黃鰭金槍魚和長鰭金槍魚。雖然金槍魚真的非常美味,但為了整個生態,我們一定要好好選擇,吃得更精明!

human loves to eat tuna, but they are disappearing! 5 out of 8 species of tuna is endangered and facing extinction because of human overfishing. southern bluefin tuna, atlantic bluefin tuna, bigeye, yellowfin tuna and albacore tuna are all being overfished and could not reproduce fast enough. even though tuna is very tasty, but if you care about sustainability, please eat wisely!

http://www.oeofo.com/news/201402/16/list45186.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140220-tuna-guide-skipjack-yellowfin-albacore-bluefin-bigeye-sushi/


photo hugs

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photo hugs 終於出現了!快下載&dear 的 iphone app,製作獨一無二的抱抱動物相片吧!
其實我們的app已計劃了一段時間,只是一直無法讓它成真,直到我們遇上了ELC Creation!謝謝你們!

photo hugs is here! download our iphone app now to create your own animal hug photo!
we actually have been planning this app for a long time, and it finally came true after we met ELC Creation! thank you so much for making our photo hugs alive!

download here: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/id820984220?mt=8


sea turtle conservator

dog sace turtle

家犬也能從事保育工作?Donna 是美國德州一國家公園的海龜復育工作者,主要拯救被海龜媽媽埋得過淺或過深而無法孵化的龜蛋。八年前她發現家犬Ridley的嗅覺特別靈敏,便訓練牠幫助團隊搜尋龜蛋,一起拯救瀕危的肯氏龜。

a pet dog could be a sea turtle conservator? Donna has been working  at the Padre Island National Seashore for 33 years, saving endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle’s eggs. eight years ago, she realized her pet dog Ridley has really sensitive nose and trained him to locate the nests that humans could not find. Ridley has already  saved hundreds of sea turtles throughout his career!

http://www.ettoday.net/news/20131218/308085.htm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525257/Scientist-trains-terrier-Ridley-sniff-endangered-turtle-eggs.html