News On The Wing: September 2019

piZap_1567711349904Highlights from this month’s issue of News On The Wing include:

  • #CITESCoP18 highlights
  • The Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the #EndangeredSpeciesAct
  • Fires in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Updates & initiatives from global wildlife organizations
  • Wildlife, Forests and Marine Conservation issues
Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find in this month’s edition. 
Audubon Society – @audubonsociety
These images from the Audubon Photography Awards captured birds in breathtaking scenes and fascinating behaviors. Have you seen all 100? ow.ly/kt5w30p9Iay

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News On The Wing: August 2019 Edition

This month’s edition of News On The Wing brings together a wide-ranging roundup of wildlife and environmental conservation and protection, gardening tips, and of course some cute animal photos. Grab a coffee, sit back, and catch up on what’s been happening in the world of wildlife and nature.

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From the Audubon Society – @audubonsociety
There are 300 million fewer seabirds today than there were in 1950. Species such as Atlantic Puffins rely on fish to survive, but they often can’t find enough to eat. Stand up for the Forage Fish Conservation Act today: ow.ly/vvpt30oURML #SaveTheSeabirds

News on the Wing – June Edition

Our June 2019 edition of News on the Wing provides a broad ranging recap of issues, events and just plain wildlife cuteness overload found across social media over the last month.  FB_IMG_1559506207699

Head on over and catch up on the wildlife and environmental issues that captured ours (and likely yours as well) attention recently.

This world we all share is beautiful and fragile.  The Roost Online strives to bring you issues and stories of nature’s struggles and triumphs.

Happy reading!

News On The Wing – May 2019 Edition

The May 2019 Edition of News On The Wing covers a wide range of wildlife, plants, sea life, and woodland-related topics.  So grab a cup of java and catch up on the issues affecting and threatening biodiversity on Earth, such as:
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Woodland Trust – @WoodlandTrust
Hazel #dormouse numbers have declined by a third since 2000. Help us save the #woodland homes of the #wildlife we love this #spring woodlandtru.st/DT1yt #StandUpForTrees
AND from:
The Wildlife Trusts – @WildlifeTrusts
Offer live food to garden birds to help replace declining natural food supplies. They contain crucial moisture and can be taken back to the nest for chicks. Our friends

have a range of food and feeders to choose from. wtru.st/2I6vdAg Image: Nicholas Watts

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Click here to read the May, 2019 edition of News On The Wing.

News on the Wing: November Edition

TheIMG_20180615_155811 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.

Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

From: theguardian.com – full article here 

Fish washed up after dying in a red tide in Captiva, Florida.
 Fish washed up after dying in a red tide in Captiva, Florida. Photograph: Cristobal Herrera/EPA

This year 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish and 72 Goliath groupers, have washed up along 150 miles of the Gulf Coast from the unrelenting bloom

With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last days of summer.

This year, however, 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish, 72 Goliath groupers, and even a 21-ft whale shark have washed up on the beach since July – thanks to a a disastrous “red tide” of toxic algae.