Saturday, June 23, 2018

Please Protect the Wildlife We Share the Planet With

Just around 30 Amur leopards are believed to still exist in the wild. Today, the majority of the species has found a haven in the newly established Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia’s Far East. 
The national park is part of a major effort to save the world’s rarest cat. Extending nearly 650,000 acres it includes all of the Amur leopard’s breeding areas and about 60 percent of the critically endangered cat’s remaining habitat. The park is also home to 10 endangered Amur tigers
Various zones exist within the park, including protected areas, an economic development zone and a recreational zone that will include forested areas and sites for eco-tourism. 
“Amur leopards are literally teetering on the brink of extinction,” said Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf, head of WWF’s species program. “With the establishment of Land of the Leopard National Park, in conjunction with other conservation efforts, we can now start to focus on how to begin bringing them back.” 
Due to extensive habitat loss and conflict with humans, Amur leopards are critically endangered. Since 2001, WWF has supported the establishment of the Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia as critical to ensuring the survival of Amur leopards, as well as Amur tigers.

This Month on TV...Joe Maggard in Love Field

I was very proud to have helped my friend Michelle get an Oscar nomination for this role.

Wrong Lane

When everything is coming your way; You're in the wrong lane!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Your past can't be changed. However, your present can be ruined by worrying about your future, which is subject to change!

A Magnificent Tree Indeed

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I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

They heard you at home.

Thanks to the many supporters who volunteered their time last month, dozens of members of Congress who were home for the August recess were visited by people like you who are passionate about protecting our mountains, streams and communities from the destruction of Big Coal.
Now, with all of Congress back in Washington, it's time for us to speak with a unified voice -- and make sure every member of Congress gets the message that it's time to end mountaintop removal coal mining.
Can you join thousands of others who are welcoming back Congress today by calling your Senators and urging them to end mountaintop removal coal mining?
Click here to call your Senators today:
Your actions in the past have helped build unprecedented support in Congress for the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 1310) in the House and the Appalachia Restoration Act (S 696) -- two bills that would sharply curtail mountaintop removal in the United States.
But with the November elections just seven weeks away, many in Congress will want to duck the tough issues -- and do nothing to end this destructive practice.
That's why we need you to call your Senators today. Let them know that you're their constituent, that you support ending mountaintop removal coal mining -- and that you are voting this November.
Click here to call your Senators today and ask them to support the Appalachia Restoration Act (S 696).
By acting together, we can send a loud message to Washington that protecting our environment shouldn't wait till after the elections.
Please, make the call today.
Thank you for taking action.
Matt Wasson

Movin On...

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