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Revelations: Goddess of the Taiga

October 19, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, What People are Doing to Change the World

Amur Tiger. Photograph: Toshiji Fukada

Amur Tiger. Photograph: Toshiji Fukada

Struggle Against Extinction

This year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will again document the planet’s rarest animals and focus on the twists of fate that decide survival

Toshiji Fukuda went to extraordinary lengths to photograph an Amur tiger, one of the world’s rarest mammals, in 2011. He built a tiny wooden hut overlooking a beach in Russia’s remote Lazovsky nature reserve, on the Sea of Japan, and spent the winter there. Fukuda was 63 at the time. “Older people have one advantage: time passes more quickly for us than the young,” he said later.

Possession of such resilience was fortunate because Fukuda had to wait seven weeks for his only glimpse of an Amur tiger, which resulted in a single stunning image of the animal strolling imperiously along the beach below his hide. “It was as if the goddess of the Taiga had appeared before me,” he recalled…

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

National Wildlife Refuge Week #seerefuges

October 12, 2014 By: seeta Category: Eco-Justice, Science/Technology, Spirituality


Dear Esteemed CMP Readers and Treehuggers:

I am excited to finally announce the launch of my Nature & Wildlife Photography website: My hope is to inspire reverence for our natural heritage and, in so doing, raise consciousness about the necessity of environmental/wilderness conservation.

This week is also National Wildlife Refuge Week:

National wildlife refuges play a critical role in conserving America’s wildlife legacy. They also play an important role in human communities; by providing healthy habitats for wildlife, refuges improve the air we breathe, the water we drink, and improve soil quality and give protection against flooding in flood-prone areas. Local economies also rely on refuges. Refuge return an average of almost $5 for every $1 appropriated. They offer wonderful opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, and share the outdoors with friends and family. [National Wildlife Refuge Association]

October is a great time to take the kids (little and grown) out to visit a refuge near you. Find a refuge or an event by you

Thanks for visiting. Feedback is ALWAYS welcome!


Seeta Persaud

Revelations: Rattling the Cage

October 12, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Civil Rights, Criminal Injustice Series, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Prison Industrial Complex, What People are Doing to Change the World

Chimps 2
Photograph by Alamy

The Rise of the planet of the Legal Persons formerly known as Apes

Animal rights group will argue a claim of wrongful imprisonment of Tommy, a chimpanzee held in a trailer park shed in New York

Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals

Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner?

Animals Are Persons Too

Nonhuman Rights Project

 Commodities and Cages

LSP Angola Prison Rodeo: At the Intersections of Abuse

Animal Rights, Human Wrongs, and  of the Limits of the Law

 ARZone (Animal Rights Zone) Interview with Steven Wise

Revelations: I Am the Walrus

October 05, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Arts and Culture, Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality


Are walrus at risk from climate change?

A mass haul out of 35,000 animals on an Alaska beach doesn’t bode well for the future of wildlife dependent on the Arctic ice


Revelations: “We Have to Fight”

September 28, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality

We Are PowerShift 2012 – Winona LaDuke “We have to fight”



The right of citizens of the United States to use and enjoy air, water, wildlife, and other renewable resources determined by the Congress to be common property shall not be impaired, nor shall such use impair their availability for the use of future generations”


A Storm Gathers for North American Birds

September 21, 2014 By: seeta Category: 2014 Mid-term Elections, 2016 Election, Eco-Justice, Science/Technology


Note: Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what will be the largest climate change protest in history. The People’s Climate March is timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week’s U.N. Climate Summit. As the New York march prepared to get underway at its official start time of 11:30 a.m. ET, protesters elsewhere were already celebrating large turnouts. A Twitter feed at the march’s website showed crowds of demonstrators marching in Perth and Melbourne, in London and Dublin, and in Johannesburg and Tanzania. (NPR)

From The National Audubon Society:

The numbers are stark: Of the 588 species Audubon studied, 314 are likely to find themselves in dire straits by 2080. Unless, that is, the oil boomers in the Bakken—and everyone else—start to consider the future. Unless we begin to reduce the severity of global warming and buy birds more time to adapt to the changes coming their way.

Global climate is changing in ways not seen for millennia, and we know humans bear at least part of the responsibility. We also know that these changes are affecting animals large and small. For years scientists have been telling us that the ranges of bears, butterflies, and many other species are shifting north and toward the poles; that bird migrations are changing time and course; and that pollinators are trying to adjust to new flowering schedules. These alarming observations are only the beginning.

State of the Birds

2014 Watch List

Revelations: “I Will Be a Hummingbird..”

September 14, 2014 By: nancy a heitzeg Category: Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Intersectionality, Spirituality, What People are Doing to Change the World

Wangari Maathai and The Greenbelt Movement

Nobel Peace Prize: The Nobel Lecture (Oslo, December 10, 2004)



Commemorating the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary

September 02, 2014 By: seeta Category: Civil Rights, Eco-Justice, Government for Good, What People are Doing to Change the World


Americans passed the Wilderness Act on Sept. 3, 1964 to forever protect our most awe-inspiring wild places and their many human stories.

Passage of this bedrock conservation act was a long, hard-fought struggle that eventually paid off with a new wilderness protection system that has grown to include nearly 110 million acres of premiere wildlands from coast to coast.

But as we reflect on the Act’s achievements 50 years later, we know there is still more to do.

Wilderness protection is more relevant than ever.

As we face a changing world, our approach to protecting wild places must also grow and evolve. Looking back on the remarkable achievement of The Wilderness Act, we also need to look forward. To do so during this 50th anniversary year, The Wilderness Society has released a celebratory publication Wilderness: Our Enduring American Legacy.

Wilderness: Our Enduring American Legacy looks at the history behind the Act, the wilderness system today, how the wilderness experience is changing, and what landscapes Americans want to protect in the face of today’s threats.

We invite you to thumb through the full version here.

Wilderness: Our Enduring American Legacy