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Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist!!

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.

The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth’s history. Planet Earth is now experiencing its sixth mass extinction event and Homo sapiens is the cause. Moreover, this mass extinction event is accelerating and is so comprehensive in its impact that the piecemeal measures being taken by the United Nations, international agencies and governments constitute a tokenism that is breathtaking in the extreme.

And it is no longer the case that mainly ‘invisible’ species are vanishing: those insects, amphibians and small animals about which you had never even heard, assuming they have been identified and given a name by humans.

You and I are on the brink of driving to extinction some of the most iconic species alive today. For a photo gallery of threatened species, some of which are ‘critically endangered’, see ‘World’s wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans – in pictures’.

If you want to read more about some aspects of the extinction threat, you can do so in these recent reports: ‘World Wildlife Crime Report: Trafficking in protected species’ and ‘2016 Living Planet Report’  which includes these words: ‘The main statistic from the report … shows a 58% decline between 1970 and 2012. This means that, on average, animal populations are roughly half the size they were 42 years ago.’

And if you want to read just one aspect of what is happening in the world’s oceans, this recent UN report will give you something to ponder: ‘New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions’. 



20,000 fish: lobsters, starfish, scallops, crabs & other animals died at Savory Park, Canada

Posted in 2016, 2017, animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


30 December 2016

The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia.

As many as 20,000 fish, lobsters, starfish, scallops, crabs and other animals have turned up dead at Savory Park, Canadian authorities said.

And they have no idea why. Canada’s Fisheries and Oceans department tweeted images of the massive cross-species graveyard.

Environmental officials are testing the water for pesticides and oxygen levels for possible clues. As a precaution, they’re warning consumers to only buy seafood from authorized vendors.

“Dead fish found on shore should not be collected by general public,” the Fisheries and Oceans department tweeted.

According to the US Geological Survey, a number of factors could contribute to fish kills. While toxic chemical exposure can be one cause, most fish kills are attributed to low concentrations of dissolved oxygen in the water, according to the USGS.

Just this year, mass fish deaths were reported in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and Hongcheng Lake in Haikou,China.

In Florida, dead fish blanketed the Atlantic coast for miles in March. The deaths were caused by a combination of environmental factors. Warmer waters, increased precipitation and pollutant runoff made way for toxic algae blooms and brown tide, ultimately depleting the water of oxygen.

In China, an estimated 35 tons of fish died at Hongcheng Lake in May. While residents blamed the fish kill on pollution, local authorities attributed the incident to changes in salt levels…..



Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians & reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on November 3, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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OSLO (Reuters) – Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

An index compiled with data from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to measure the abundance of biodiversity was down 58 percent from 1970 to 2012 and would fall 67 percent by 2020 on current trends, the WWF said in a report.

The decline is yet another sign that people have become the driving force for change on Earth, ushering in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a term derived from “anthropos”, the Greek for “human” and “-cene” denoting a geological period.

To be continued on

We are now in the 6th massive extinction


Posted in 2016 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


On August 8th 2016, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year according to the Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank led by Club of Rome memberMathis Wackernagel.

Since 1970, Earth Overshoot Day has been changing date with a general tendency to come earlier in the year, this year will be a record though.

But there is some good news too and plenty of opportunities to act for reducing humanity’s ecological footprint.

#Pledgefortheplanet and read more about overshoot day and what you can do about it here:


All Of A Sudden, Fish Are Dying By The MILLIONS All Over The Planet

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Why are millions upon millions of dead sea creatures suddenly washing up on beaches all over the world?  It is certainly not unusual for fish and other inhabitants of our oceans to die.  This happens all the time.

But over the past month we have seen a series of extremely alarming mass death incidents all over the planet.  As you will see below, many of these mass death incidents have involved more than 30 tons of fish.

In places such as Chile and Vietnam, it has already gotten to the level where it has started to become a major national crisis.  People see their coastlines absolutely buried in dead sea creatures, and they are starting to freak out.

For example, just check out what is going on in Chile right now.  The following comes from a Smithsonian Magazine article entitled “Why Are Chilean Beaches Covered With Dead Animals?“…


All Of A Sudden, Fish Are Dying By The MILLIONS All Over The Planet


Australia: Angler Angus James found a green tree frog inside a jungle perch’s mouth

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on May 5, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


The amphibian looked like it had a smug smile on its face
The green tree fog is a species native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States.

Larger than most Australian frogs, it can reach 4 inches in length.

There’s no telling how long it had been nestled inside the jungle perch’s mouth but the average lifespan of the frog in captivity is about 16 years.

It is known to scream when it is in danger to scare off its foe, and squeaks when it is touched, but Mr Angus reported no such noises so presumably the frog was not too frightened by being discovered in its unlikely home.

The list of questionable additives in McDonald’s sandwiches

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


The famous fast food has unveiled the full list of ingredients used in its products. Less appealing than their burgers card list!

To help their consumers with food allergies to “make informed choices” when ordering, McDonald’s has released the list of ingredients contained in their preparation, including additives. Fans of fast food Canadian, American, Swiss. can now learn all about their favorite Big Mac or famous nuggets of the fast food chain.

And the least we can say is that it does not really whet your appetite:

– From polysorbate 80 (E433) in pickles, crispy chicken fillets, tartar sauce and whipped cream in Canada: It may cause serious damage to the female reproductive system . 
– calcium disodium EDTA (E385) in many sauces , eggs and grilled chicken in Canada: Introducing traces of heavy metals, it could damage the kidneys and alter the metabolism . 
– azodicarbonamide in Canadian hamburger buns: Itsensitize the respiratory tract and skin . 
– sodium aluminum phosphate in the Canadian Chicken: It would be linked in some studies to Alzheimer, Parkinson .
– Polydimethylsiloxane (E900) in chicken, fish, fries, diet soda and smoothies in Canada and Switzerland: The present the risk of liver and kidney damage .
– Esters of Glycerol in all breads used in Switzerland: They would hinder the digestion .

It should be noted that all these additives are permitted by health authorities to specific doses and safe for humans. Some effects of these supplements are harmful effect on the body if used in large quantities.

Another revelation from this list, a hamburger at McDonald’s contain over a hundred ingredients! A crispy chicken fillet, without bread, or sauce, require a little less than 40 ingredients to be realized.

If McDonald’s France has not published the list of ingredients it uses, there is a safe bet that it does not vary much from its international sisters.

There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


There are currently 620 species of marine animals designated as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. These animals are in danger of becoming extinct, and are an important reminder as to why we humans need to clean up our act and work to protect our oceans from pollution and overfishing. Because of our destructive ways, there are innumerable others inhabiting the oceans that are quickly on their way to joining these 620 species, threatened with extinction. We’ve compiled 13 of the many beautiful, amazing, and awesome ocean animals that are in trouble.




Attached a Gopro to a crab net, surprised by what actually goes on down there.

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on January 7, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Animal Migration

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI





Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is found in all major animal groups, including birdsmammalsfishreptilesamphibiansinsects, and crustaceans.[1]

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