Hi friend, I hope your week has been great so far!
Would you like to get a quick dose of the most interesting, funny, and amazing wildlife conservation news each Hump Day?
I'd like to introduce you to a new weekly series from Lemur Bags that we call Weekly Wildlife Wednesday, where we give you exactly that.
Each Wednesday you'll get a short list of the most interesting wildlife-related stuff that's happened in the past week. It'll only take a couple minutes to read and you'll be glad you did.
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Here's your first WWW:
Amazing wildlife photo of the week: This amazing photo by wildlife photographer and co-founder of Sea Legacy, Paul Nicken, shows a polar bear leaping between ice floes off the coast of Svalbard. Polar bears use ice floes to hunt seals and other prey in the water, but as the ice melts due to climate change, hunting is becoming increasingly difficult.
Some sad news: Bornean orangutan population has halved over the past 16 years, according to a study published by the journal Current Biology, due mostly to deforestation and hunting.
Excellent no-effort tool to help save wildlife: Ecosia.org is a free search engine we use instead of Google, Yahoo, or Bing, that plants trees with its ad revenue. The more you search, the more trees are planted! You can add an extension to your browser to take care of the work for you.
Don't like drones? This might change your mind: Not a fan of privacy concerns of high-def cameras operated by, well anyone, flying around your neighborhood? You're not the only one. But there is some good news. Drones allow for faster, more accurate wildlife counts than observation from the ground, according to the journal Methods of Ecology and Evolution.
Shop local and sustainable: There are a number of websites out there that help you shop locally and for sustainable brands, and we found that IndieGetup is a new and growing site that helps you shop by location, for brands that are sustainable, or for a cause (like Lemur Bags!)