Solutions: Wildlife

We need to preserve the wild life of our planet. We live in an encompassing net of biological relationships. Some can be close and fun, but all of them are important and have a place.

The bees have a serious problem. One quarter of bee colonies have died in recent years. Beekeepers and farmers are very alarmed. What is causing the disappearance of so many bees? Beekeeper David Hackenberg believes the culprit is a relatively new type of pesticide called "neonicotinoids," a synthetic chemical based on nicotine. Hackenberg says, "well, basically, the chemical, the manufacturers of this product say it breaks down their immune system, causes memory loss, causes nervous system disorders. It causes the insects to quit feeding." This has recently been proven with studies in Europe which has banned these chemicals.

"In the beginning of all things wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn .... all things tell of Tirawa." - Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa) (late 19th century): Pawnee

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Polar Bear & Dogs - Norbert Rosing
Kamuniak & one of her adopted Oryx lambs - BBC