Tuesday, February 22, 2011

People are working to help save endangered pandas.

Two employees disguised themselves as pandas to put panda cub Cao Gen into a basket on Sunday morning before transferring him to a new habitat.

They dressed up as giant pandas so that the cub would not get used to being around humans.  This is part of a new program in the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China, that is training the bears to fend for themselves.

Doesn't this look like a great job?

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Canada and U.S. work together to protect a river!

Flathead River Valley

Canada and the U.S. have reached an historic agreement to protect British Colombia's Flathead River Valley and almost 400,000 acres of wilderness between our two countries.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and The Nature Conservancy, two major conservation organizations, are providing $9.4 million toward the deal which will disallow any mining or exploration on the protected land.

The B.C. side of the valley is home to grizzlies, wolves, wolverines, lynx, elk, bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goats.  The Flathead River flows, undammed, from British Colombia to Montana, containing some of the purest water in North America.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Hummingbird

This is a video of a boy who rescued a baby hummingbird after it was attacked.  I don't know who's luckier - the boy or the hummingbird!

The Missing Lynx

All the way from Canada - a face any mother could love.

In the hope that the vanished population of lynx in Colorado might be replenished, dozens of lynx were captured in Canada and sent to Colorado to live in the forested mountains.
"It's an example of what we can do when we have a vision and the will to see it through.”
- Governor Bill Ritter