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Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

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The world's most popular animals are in more danger than we realise, according to a new study.

A survey of the public's perceptions suggests many people are unaware that the animals they consider "charismatic" are under threat in the wild.

These include lions, elephants, tigers and other animals which frequently appear in branding and advertising.

Researchers suspect the animals' media ubiquity may lead people to think they are prospering in the wild.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43742646

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem

These study's are truly heartbreaking..My grandchildren will identify animal like Lions, Tigers, Elephants just in books like we do Dinosaurs.. Tragic... an Old Cree prophesy: When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. :cry:

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Katniss
On 4/15/2018 at 9:01 AM, Iilaa'mpuul'xem said:

These study's are truly heartbreaking..My grandchildren will identify animal like Lions, Tigers, Elephants just in books like we do Dinosaurs.. Tragic... an Old Cree prophesy: When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. :cry:

I hope it doesn't come to that point. I hope people will do something about it now and think about their children and their children's future.

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Piney
11 hours ago, Katniss said:

I hope it doesn't come to that point. I hope people will do something about it now and think about their children and their children's future.

When it comes to conservation, people are always too late....:(

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Matt221

It's truely sad but this day may come

  • Jon I Mitchell  said"I wrote 'Big Yellow Taxi' on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart... this blight on paradise. That's when I sat down and wrote the song."
  • This song is about taking things for granted and then missing them when they're gone. In the first verse she uses Waikiki, Hawaii as an example. It used to be paradise but now it's a fakey tourist destination. When you fly over the islands all of the other islands are nice and green, but when you go over O'ahu you see Waikiki and Honolulu buildings.
  • The line, "Took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum, charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em" refers to Foster Gardens, a place in Waikiki which is basically a tree museum. It's a huge garden full of trees so tall you feel like Alice in Wonderland. 

    The line, "Put away that DDT now, give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees" refers to the insecticide DDT, which was used on crops. The deleterious effects of the chemical were in the news, as Americans learned that their food was being contaminated by its use - those spotless apples looked great but held hidden dangers. Also, birds were eating the insects and fish poisoned by DDT, which caused them to lay brittle eggs and put many species in danger, including the bald eagle. In 1972, DDT was banned for most uses.
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