Thank you for restoring and protecting grass sponge reef! https://www.facebook.com/LeonardoDiCaprio/videos/vb.9085937115/10154207560132116/?type=2&theater
Woodland trust raised money to purchase land for conservation. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-40133689
Turner family contributes large fund towards conservation research. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2017/04/queensland-family-donates-millions-to-conservation?adbsc=social_20170422_71719206&adbid=10154529878873339&adbpl=fb&adbpr=100614418338
Douglas Tompkins donated land which is worth 5 new National Parks and the expansion of 3 others. What a great move! https://qz.com/934606/tompkins-conservation-the-trust-started-by-the-north-face-founder-doug-tompkins-and-former-patagonia-ceo-kris-tompkins-donated-1-million-acres-of-park-land-to-chile/
"Ireland passes law to become world's first country to fully divest from fossil fuels- Bill will drop coal, oil and gas investments from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund" "In 2015, Norway’s sovereign pension fund divested from some fossil fuel companies, but not all." For the original article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ireland-votes-divest-fossil-fuels-climate-change-world-first-country-parliament-renewable-energy-a7549121.html
There is a folk story about a sea turtle in Japan.
A fisherman, Taro, one day saved a Sea Turtle from a group of naughty children and released it back to the sea.
Some time after, a turtle appeared before Taro, thanked him for saving its life, and wished to invite him to visit an underwater paradise. Turtle took Taro on its back, and it turns into a beautiful woman as they arrived at the paradise. Taro spent some time at the paradise, which was all about pleasure and luxury, however he eventually asked the woman if she would take him back to the shore; that he needed to go home. She gave Taro a box of gift, and made Taro promise never to open the box.
Upon return, Taro realises that he had been gone for hundreds of years and he no longer knew a person in his old fishing village. He desperately looked for any familiarity, and finally, could not resist opening the box . When he opened to look inside the box, all it came out was smoke. And the smoke turned Taro into a very old man.
It feels as though the story is filled with messages. What is it about the paradise, the home, the gift, the good deed, you, the reward, and life?
I remember having to answer a question – what should Taro have done? I do not know if there is one correct answer to this question. But it certainly gives a lot to think about.
San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge has a residential group of approximately 60 protected Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles. No one knows how they got here, but it is assumed they were caught many decades ago in Mexico, brought to the bay alive, and escaped from fishing pens, prior to being slaughtered. They settled successfully in the bay due to waters that are artificially warmed by nearby industry.
This is the only area on the west coast of the US where green sea turtles are known to congregate and thrive.
These turtles are an endangered species due to habitat destruction, illegal poaching, inadvertent fish netting, boat strikes, and plastic ingestion.
San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge is one of the few safe sanctuaries for these peaceful and VERY large turtles. The largest turtle ever measured here weighed 530 lbs, which is the largest known green turtle in the Eastern Pacific.
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