Thursday, May 5, 2011

day 115 ~ a vulnerable tree lover

as photographed at the Cincinnati Zoo

per Wikipedia:
"The red panda has been classified as Vulnerable by IUCN because its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals. Although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries, their numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.[2]"

6. Bald Eagle
5. US Fish Stocks
4. Reforestation in China
3. American Bison
2. Southern White Rhino
1. Global Marine Reserves

(check out the links for more details)

Clearly, there is still much work to be done, but let's remember:
Hope, though not always garnering the same ink as fear and panic, is always in the house


good news ~ caring conservationist hearts
that eye to eye moment ~ red panda & misha


  1. yippee for all the good news! :)
    At least efforts are being made to fix some of humanities mistakes

  2. yes. yippee for good news and cute faces. every little bit counts.


  3. Great picture!