link Dolphins, turtles, manatees, and fish were dying this past summer due to the "red tides" on Florida's coasts. These toxic blooms were accelerated by the agricultural waste that the then governor, now senator, Scott allowed to be dumped into lakes and rivers. Gov. Scott also cut down the regulations, funding, and personnel to manage waste. So water, wildlife, tourism, and human health suffered.
Local people in South Africa protected their land, river, and bay from an Australian mining company. The mining company would poison the land and river. Natives spoke up, met, rallied, danced, and marched on behalf of their land and river. Then they won a court decision. Link to Amnesty International update.
In Wisconsin in the US, native tribes have forged alliances with local fishermen, hunters, and other non-natives to protect their traditional lands and waters from Exxon and other large mining companies. The lakes and rivers where they harvest wild rice and fish were threatened by mining pollution. The natives won thru their sovereign treaty rights and their spiritual bond to the land. They were able to set their standards for water quality. Here is a link to the article in YES magazine, Winter 2018 the Good Money Issue, "We're All Indians Now How Native and White Communities Make Alliances to Protect the Earth" by Mary Annette Pember. Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands , a new book by Zoltán Grossman, describes he fight to protect the lands and waters.
Foxes exist on all continents but Antarctica and have adapted very well to human development despite predator eradication programs. They help to control rodent populations and are of course extremely cute.
Give foxes some love with this adorable stylized fox v-neck or hoodie.
Doug Peacock writes about the need to save bears and wild places. He coauthored a letter to delay the hunting of grizzly bears. He shot a brief film about a young bear playing with ice on a spring pond, pushing the ice chunks down, then watching them pop back up. He is pushing to get the Monkey Wrench Gang made as a spur to get people to do something to protect wild creatures and places.