Can We Trust You?

Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo. Picture credit: Thomas Breuer   If you have been here long, you know that over the past 3 years on WP, I have been bitterly disappointed, frequently deceived and flat-out lied to, by those who are in place to protect Global Wildlife. So, on Friday when […]

So Long Sonar!

This awesome picture of a Pacific Blue whale is courtesy of NOAA fisheries!   The United States Navy has made me a fan once again, with this latest move to save the lives of so many of our threatened and endangered Ocean wildlife. Over the past few years in this very Blog, I have written ad nauseam about […]

Exquisite Everglades

The Everglades National Park Photo credit: USGS/SOFIA   One of the most revered and treasured Ecosystems in the entire state of Florida, perhaps even the United States, the Everglades National Park, has just handed down some tough restrictions for the first time in more than 30 years. This is a long, hard-fought, much overdue win for a […]

Never Forget Cecil!

Cecil the lion at Hwange National Park in 2010. Picture credit: Joe Sutherland/Wikipedia   Yesterday the Dental office of Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the African Lion, re-opened. The staff  announced that they are now open and serving their patients and that the Dr. is not on the premises. Not only is Palmer a murderer, he is a coward. But, what […]

Trust No One~

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning was a completely unexpected revelation. It came, they said, from the Executive Director of the FWC although, they did not mention Nick Wiley by name. Was this an accident, or requested? It seems that Nick Wiley may or may not have […]

Night Lights~

The night lights of the Empire State Building in New York City, the stunning ones are linked below! Picture credit: GK 12   When I saw this yesterday, it literally took my breath away and I knew that I would be sharing it with all of you as soon as we got home this morning~ Yes, […]

Wiley’s Whims!

Our magnificent Florida Panther Photo credit: Florida Panther page   According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a whim is: ” a capricious or eccentric and often sudden idea or turn of the mind.” Lately, it appears that Nick Wiley is having a turn of the mind, or rethinking many things, including, Panthers, Black Bears, to hunt or not to hunt […]

Holding on~

                A Miami Blue Butterfly                                                        A Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly Photo credit: FWC/M.Wisnieski                                        Photo credit: FWS   At first glance this morning, the first story below, gave rise to a tiny hope for two critically endangered, if not already extinct Florida Butterflies, but alas, upon reading it, the two that I had been […]

Marjory, Miccosukees and Memories

Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1983, canoeing with a Miccosukee Tribal member at the Miccosukee Cultural Center in the Everglades, near Forty mile Bend. Photo credit: Florida State Archives   Our beloved Everglades are about to be put under siege and attack once again from greedy, selfish developers and oil mongers. After the myriad of deceitful,  destructive insults that have been inflicted on one of the […]

Global Tentacles

Giraffe Cave Art at the NamibRand Nature Reserve Picture credit: Namibnat   At first glance this morning, this news appeared to be a positive move, made by someone who had their heart and their power, in the right place, and was a cause for tremendous joy. But then after reading further and seeking secondary and other stories […]

Mixed Blessings

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning were at first glance what appeared to be three happy/good stories. After so many wildlife tragedies in the news lately, these were absolutely welcomed and needed to be shared. First the numbers for our critically endangered Florida Panther have reported to have rebounded and were cause […]

Lovely Leatherback~

A Nesting Florida Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea Photo credit: NOAA – Public Domain   For those fortunate ones of us who live here in the tropical paradise known as Florida, the news this morning brought a rare and treasured site and story, it was of a Leatherback Sea Turtle who had recently been seen on the beach at Canaveral […]

Patron of the Oceans

Lewis Pugh with Archbishop Desmond Tutu,  September 15, 2010 Picture credit: Publicist   On AMHQ this morning Sam Champion interviewed a true Hero, one who is not just another wildlife activist. He talked to Lewis Pugh, the renown swimmer, author, activist, public speaker, and former marine lawyer, from Plymouth, England, who has put his infamous speedos into water that […]

Gone is Forever

A Green Sea Turtle Hatchling Photo credit: Manuel Heinrich Emha   As someone who has in the past,  been  fond of deep-fried shrimp, as of today, it is off of my menu, forever! I try very hard to be a vegetarian, but alas, shrimp was a guilty weakness, but now, no more. In my mail this morning was […]

Bison and Bears, the connection~

Wood Bison in Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada Picture credit:  Laura Kaupas.   As you may have noticed, there has been a two month gap in postings here. The reason is that my heart has been broken over the imminent approval of Hunting our beautiful Florida Black Bear. The final, fateful decision is expected in […]

No, No, No!

A magnificent Florida Black Bear   Update: The FFWS Meeting will be tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville, 225 East Coastline Drive on the Third floor. Phone number is 904 588-1234 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL  32399-1600 • […]

Not Extinct~

              A Galapagos Tortoise  Picture credit: Matthew Field        A Sierra Nevada Red Fox  Picture credit: NPS   Extinction is a dirty, ugly word and usually we, the two-leggeds are to blame, but this week is a time to celebrate, for two rare and exciting sightings have caused great joy around the Globe. This post is about two extremely rare and endangered creatures […]

Ishi, et al.

Our baby Ishi, so far, the only child of our sweet Harriet   Not wishing to put you all to sleep or bore you yesterday with a excruciatingly long post, I decided to split it in half, this then, is part two. All the news today is not  bad, some of it is actually wonderful. […]

Hacked and Back!

Breanna and me at Flagler Beach.   Yes, I have been away. But the reason was entirely out of my hands. Dealing since October with biopsies, surgeries and weekly trips to Gainesville for melanomas was a piece of cake compared to the past five weeks. This time it is all mental stress. If you are here, it is […]

Power, Panthers, People: Who Will Win?

The magnificent Florida Panther Photo credit: sfwmd.gov **Thought about this in my sleep last night and wanted to add it.** The  “sunshine state” should never build another fossil fuel power plant, everything from this point on should be green energy, as in solar and wind. Florida has an abundance of both and should be using them NOW!! […]

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