Category Archives: Warrior

Merry Christmas William

My son William is spending this Christmas in South Africa with fellow biologist, Vervet monkeys and lots of other wildlife. In the words of Yoda, “Living his dream he is.” William is “a volunteer working for the Inkawu Vervet Project, … Continue reading

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Raising Citizens

African Cats is a documentary that was released by Disney Nature last year on Earth Day. It is a true story that features two star felines: Mara, a lion cub, and Sita, a cheetah mother of five. Both cats live … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

When my son William was in second grade, we planned a litter clean up. We were living in Rhode Island and decided to clean up the shoreline of Goddard Memorial State Park. Invitations were sent, the clean-up was registered with … Continue reading

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Intentions for a New Year

New Year’s Day, a new beginning, a fresh start, a time of evaluation and resolutions. Last year I wrote about “gifts for the planet:” New Year’s pledges of conservation, awareness, protection and stewardship. This year I am thinking about intentions—how … Continue reading

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World Turtle Day

Today, May 23, is World Turtle Day. Susan Tellem of American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) created World Turtle Day (May 23) in 2000. In her words: We started World Turtle Day to increase respect and knowledge for the world’s oldest creatures. … Continue reading

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Warriors of the World

Defenders of Wildlife was founded in 1947, under the name Defenders of Furbearers. They had one full-time employee and 1500 members. Their early mission was to protect furred animals from steel-jawed leghold traps and lethal poisons.  The organization is now … Continue reading

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Shout Out – Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Secretary Ken Salazar

The Interior Department recently announced that the New Zealand-Australia population of Southern Rockhopper penguins will finally get a “threatened” species listing. This listing will give them protection under the Endangered Species Act and increased funding for research and conservation efforts.

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Shout Out – The Turtle Island Restoration Network, Center for Biological Diversity, KAHEA and Earthjustice

Barking Frog Farm would like to give a Shout Out to Turtle Island Restoration Network, Center for Biological Diversity, KAHEA and Earthjustice for forging an agreement with the government that will decrease the number of sea turtles killed each year. The … Continue reading

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Page 84 of the Girl Scout book Wow, World of Water sent quite a wave of alarm through my daughter’s Brownie Troop. On page 84 is a story about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  The story says that the world’s … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Pledge

Just before Christmas, Aurora’s Brownie Troop made coupons as Christmas gifts for their mothers and fathers. The coupons read: This coupon entitles you to 1 big hug. This coupon entitles you to 1 set table: knives, forks, spoons, napkins and even … Continue reading

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