The World Wildlife Fund recently released its Living Planet Report 2018, and the news is dire for the world’s wildlife. The following are a few of the sobering statistics highlighted in the report:
“OUR LIVING PLANET, AT A GLANCE
60% – Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined by 60% between 1970 and 2014, the most recent year with available data.
50% – The Earth is estimated to have lost about half of its shallow water corals in the past 30 years.
20% – A fifth of the Amazon has disappeared in just 50 years.
$125 trillion – Globally, nature provides services worth around $125 trillion a year, while also helping ensure the supply of fresh air, clean water, food, energy, medicines, and much more.”
We are not only destroying the natural world, we are also putting ourselves in peril. There’s not much time for humans to stand up for nature and develop concrete, sustainable plans to reduce and turn around the damage already done to wildlife and the planet.
Read the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 here.
Read our November Edition of News on the Wing here.
We hope everybirdie had a fun and treat-filled Halloween! We’ve gathered a few pics of birdies (and doggies) in spooky, funny and cute profiles and poses! Enjoy!
The Roost’s November Feathered Fun feature is an encrypted famous poem with a bird theme! Thank you to Tiellover for this fun and challenging brain teaser.
Head over to Feathered Fun to try your hand at this puzzle!
by Sherri Moorer
Zack and Bubbles recently had a vacation. As mom and dad headed out for a long-awaited cruise, they stayed with my parents. It was as much a vacation for the birdies as it was for their parronts! Zack and Bubbles definitely had new experiences. Staying with their grandparronts, they didn’t have to get up before sunrise, and that was a treat! They also got caught up on mommy’s favorite soap opera and got to sit outside on the screen porch every day, and, were greeted by many new people when they came by to visit.
So, while mom and dad were enjoying the sun and sand in the Bahamas, Zack and Bubbles were enjoying their own adventure with their grandparronts!
Read Sherri’s full article on Feathered Frenzy to learn about how proper socialization and good birdie behaviour is key to a rewarding and relaxing vacation for both fids and parronts.
Morty’s day began as normal UNTIL, he found out his mum was going out for a birthday bash! Well, with mum gone, Morty thought hey, why not tell everyone it was his birthday too and hold a little birthday bash of his own. What could possibly go wrong, right?
Well, putting Alexa in charge of the birthday invitations and refreshments was quite likely Morty’s first mistake. Instead of Alexa inviting Morty’s AniPal friends from Twitter and Instagram, fly over to Beneath the Cage Grate to read about the ruckus that ensued with Alexa’s invitation announcements.
P.S. If you didn’t get an invitation for Morty’s party, you’ll soon discover why!
In November’s Beneath the Cage Grate issue, we will learn of some mysterious shenanigans that have led to Alexa’s disappearance and Morty being thrown in jail! Get ready for another wacky tale of mischief and mayhem from our resident sage, Morty. Will Morty escape the law? He’s in some serious trouble. Credible birdie intel sources tell The Roost that Morty may have challenged a foe much more cunning than he could ever have imagined!
Welcome to the October Edition of The Roost Online! In this issue, we’ve got a story from Sherri on Halloween Hi-jinks from Bubbles and Zack, crabby yet hilarious advice from Morty, a cute new Cheeks cartoon, current bird news from social media, and a fun Sudoku game with a neat birdie twist!
As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or material you’d like to share with The Roost Online, feel free to DM us on Twitter – @theroostonline , we look forward to hearing from you!
It’s hard to keep up with all the bird-related news and happenings on social media, so why not head on over to News on the Wing to see some of the best Tweets captured over the last few weeks!
If there are news articles or events from social media you think we should highlight in upcoming editions of The Roost, send us a DM on Twitter – @theroostonline with the details!
This month, we have a birdie-based Sudoku game from Tiellover to tease your noggin’! For all Sudoku lovers out there, Tiellover has put a feathered twist on one of the world’s most addictive puzzle games!
So, grab your pencil and visit Feather Fun to test your Sudoku skills – birdie style!
Head on over to It’s A Birb Thing to see the cute ways Cheeks employs her feet in her daily antics.