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Tigers, Orangutans, Rhinos: Sumatra's Big Mammals on the Edge of Extinction


Animals  (tags: endangered, extinction, animals, wildlife, habitat loss, wildanimals, protection, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, environment, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 434 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Contact between humans and wild animals is increasing disastrously in Sumatra as deforestation, mining and palm oil concessions expand, fragmenting forest habitats and driving animals out of protected areas.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:00 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:10 pm
Noted, sadly.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:18 pm
Noted and shared.
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:37 pm
I am deeply saddened by this.
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:23 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:18 pm
This isn't news, sorry to say.....it's been going on for years. However, the sudden BOOM in coconut and palm oil products is accelerating the loss of habitat.

Without captive breeding programs, these animals will be extinct within two decades.
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:33 am
noted
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:48 am
Horrible...and the human population keeps spiraling outta control. Life can be so cruel. Thx Cal
 

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:13 am
gaher pictures and pertinent information on these animals whenever and wherever you can so that your kids will have some inkling of once was.

Close to extinction in the wild, if bred in captivity endless abuse involving zoos, circuses, canned hunters, collectors, roadside displays (what ever happened to Tony the Tiger and his roadside gas station digs?)

We allow it, support it, own it. Whining and signing doesn't cut it anymore, get real.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:14 am
We humans are nothing but a bunch of absolutely worthless idiots!
 

Carol D. (108)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:38 am
This is so sad There is just too many people in the world now and taking everything from the land and animals
Time they got contraception to everyone even if all the west has to chip in They all give overseas aid but maybe they should stipulate that some has to be used for family planning They were saying on the article in care2 that 222 million are denied it so why dont they sort something outThe world will never keep up with feeding the hungry if they dont do something about the ever growing population

Noted thanks
 

Patricia Long (1)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:55 am
This is very sad. Shared and noted, thanks.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:59 am
Thank you.
 

Petra M. (253)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted, sadly...
 

Dianne D. (456)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:19 pm
"If all the beasts were gone, man would die from loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beast, happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of earth." Chief Seattle
 

Marliese B. (63)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:23 pm
Thank you, Cal. Noted very sadly and shared on facebook.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:44 pm
Very sad.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:13 pm
Very sad, thank you.
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:36 pm
This is tragic, sad and frustrating. More people care about what Kim Kardashian wore than the inevitable extinction of whole species.

The human race is becoming more self-centered and self-absorbed even as we are, or should be, more globally aware.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:24 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cal
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:06 pm
Signed & Shared on FB.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:47 pm
So sad. Thanks Cal
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:56 pm
Some people kill, others saves.
Love
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Friday June 14, 2013, 12:29 am
I hope God has taken me away before all of them are gone - what are we doing to our earth and its animals. It always takes me back to Michael Jackson's Earth Song video - it is so sad but so very true.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:53 pm
Please everyone, read labels, if it says it has palm oil don't buy it!
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:18 pm
Very sadly noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Michela m. (3868)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:24 pm


Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in  Stop DEFORESTATION in Indonesia: Petition http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1516047&saved=1
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest    http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Michela
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!!
300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead  Thanks!! Michela
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:30 pm
sadly noted 11/7,thank you
 

Yvonne F. (168)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:02 am
Sadly noted!!!!!! This has to be stopped and now!! There is no time to wait! Thanks Cal
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:45 am
signed
 

Muriel Servaege (44)
Monday August 19, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted. Signed. Thank you, Michela and Cal.
 
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