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The Disappearing Tribe of India's Letter Writers
Offbeat  (tags: India, New Delhi, letter writer, munshi, disappearing )

Evelyn
- 131 days ago - bbc.com
For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities - but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer left in the country's capital.
Why Do Our Cats Leave Home?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, missing, disappearing, whereabouts characters, homes )

Simone
- 564 days ago - catster.com
One of the biggest parts of my animal consulting business is working with people whose cats have gone missing. In some cases, a cat who leaves home is attributable to cat behavior -- namely, curiosity. The cat slipped out of a doorway or window left open
Hope for Wild American Buffalo?
Offbeat  (tags: american buffalo, heritage, icon, survival, disappearing, conservation )

Simone
- 855 days ago - all-creatures.org
It's a story nearly everyone knows: once upon a time there roamed 30 to 60 million buffalo in North America, thundering across the plains as far as the eye could see. Spanning in all directions upon Turtle Island, the mighty buffalo
Tigers - Photo Gallery - Steve Winter Photography
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, photographs, tragedy, habitat, disappearing, beauty, spellbounding beauty, photographs )

Simone
- 1011 days ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
Tigers, magnificent, awesome but disappearing before our eyes. Photos of them by Steve Winter.
A Tiger Tradegy
Offbeat  (tags: humans, tragedy, tigers, disappearing, heartbreaking habitat destroyed )

Simone
- 1125 days ago - greenpeace.org
There are less than 400 remaining Sumatran tigers in the wild and that number is rapidly declining as their habitat continues to be destroyed to make cheap pulp and paper products. One of APP's biggest customers in Australia is the popular supermarket
The Wild Tiger: "A Mythical Creature of the Past?"- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, wild tigers, video, habitat, homes, disappearing, magnificent, survival )

Simone
- 1142 days ago - tigertime.info
You'll see the magnificent wild tiger in its natural habitat. Then you'll hear about just how serious the poaching problem has become. In fact, when this film was made only a short time ago, it quotes the number of wild tigers as 4,000.
Big Cat Trade a Killer
Offbeat  (tags: big cat trade, investigation, cheetahs, africa, leopards, disappearing, tragedy )

Simone
- 1169 days ago - news24.com
The legal and illegal trade of leopards and cheetah in South Africa is impacting on the two species' populations.
Humans and the Eradication of Other Species
Offbeat  (tags: humans, destroyers, tragedy, destruction animals, disappearing, exterimination )

Simone
- 1189 days ago - all-creatures.org
Twenty-five years ago the world witnessed its biggest radioactive catastrophe in Chernobyl. In the aftermath, then-Soviet officials banned people from living or traveling within 60 miles of the reactor. Remarkably, however, there are indications that
Saving the Missing Iberian Lynx
Offbeat  (tags: iberian lynx, survival, disappearing, conservation, environment )

Simone
- 1255 days ago - guardian.co.uk
It took a very short time for Dactil the Iberian lynx to prepare his dinner. The four-year-old male clamped his jaws on a rabbit's throat, there were a few twitches of his prey's legs and it was all over. Within minutes, the rabbit had been consumed.
Orangutans in Sumatra- Last Resort for Abel and His Brothers
Offbeat  (tags: rainforests, disappearing, humans destruction, organutans, home, surivval, safety )

Simone
- 1336 days ago - spiegel.de
Slightly rolling hills, huge trees, dense foliage to draw the heart from Sumatra and national parks. Bukit Tigapuluh - that means: 30 hill - is one of the last lowland rain forests of the Indonesian island with an immense diversity of species: in
Commission Fails to Let Bluefin Tuna Off the Hook
Offbeat  (tags: bluefin tuna, commission, populations, disappearing, environment, oceans )

Simone
- 1362 days ago - animals.change.org
Last week saw the conclusion of the 17th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas in Paris, France. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss tuna populations and set fishing quotas.
Why Wolves Matter: The Green World Theory
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, important, ecostystems, green world theory, endangered, disappearing )

Simone
- 1363 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In the cold, dawn light of Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, I watched the Crystal Creek wolf pack at play. It was 1995, and these were the first wolves to return to Yellowstone in 60 years. Fifteen years ago, we had no idea of how successful and popular wolf
When a Tiger Died, So Did the Forest
Offbeat  (tags: forests, india, tigers, connection, losing tigers, losing forests, tragedy, tigers, disappearing, humans )

Simone
- 1374 days ago - deccanchronicle.com
So a tiger has died in Sariska. It is big news in the media and possibly will become a bigger issue in Parliament. Wildlife experts are giving quotes a dime a dozen and the forest department of Rajasthan and the National Tiger Conservation Authority are
The Mystery of the Disappearing Honeybees
Offbeat  (tags: mystery, questions, honeybees, disappearing, concerns )

Simone
- 1408 days ago - advocacy.britannica.com
Commercial honeybees are an extraordinarily tough breed of animal. Like other crops--and so they are treated--honeybees are fed an artificial diet, in this case one high in refined sugars and low in cost. They are transported great distances, crowded into
ACTION ALERT: Tigers Call for Roar of Support ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, roaring, actions, activists, protection, worlwide, tigers, protection, disappearing, extinction )

Simone
- 1419 days ago - wwf.panda.org
To save the world's remaining wild tigers, WWF is not asking people to stand-up and be heard - but asking them for a roar of support. With tigers in the wild numbering fewer than 3,200, WWF has launched a first-time campaign where web users can
 

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