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The Endangered Postcard


HELPFUL LINKS
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species
ITIS, Integrated Taxonomic Information System . . . The Catalogue of Life
Wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area, a "portal to the world of Bay Area wildlife watching."
AND thanks to the contributors at Pixabay - MyFreeTextures - Wikipedia Commons
for the awesome photos and artwork!
Please send us your Comments and Inquiries. Thank you.

Endangered Animal Postcards



And explore: Endangered Animal Mugs (Wake Up Mugs)


      #119: the Leafy Sea Dragon

the Leafy Sea Dragon postcard front page ... the Leafy Sea Dragon postcard back page

To learn more about this fascinating creature and see photos and videos of them in action, kindly click here.

photo © 2007 Derek Ramsey: CC BY-SA 2.5 license


     #104: the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly postcard front page ..... Monarch Butterfly  postcard back page


The Monarch Butterfly is going extinct ~ but here's how you can help turn that around. In the opinion of many scientists the monarchs and many other butterflies are sliding toward extinction because of three things: 1) climate change / extreme weather; 2) loss of habitat; and 3) the reckless use and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides. But you can probably do something that could directly help the monarchs and others: Plan and tend a 'butterfly garden". Monarchs eat only milkweed and only eat or prefer milkweed native to the area they are from. There are quite a few organizations and websites to help you create your own successful monarch / butterfly garden. Here are a few:

www.WildOnes.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/
www.OurHabitatGarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html
Milkweed Market.org/
Milkweed seed finder
Monarch Joint Venture
Create Habitat for Monarchs

AND the developer (me) of this postcard is wanting to invite you postcard readers, butterfly lovers, all, to visit this website as often as you like, I want to make these postcards as informative as I can, especially concerning the question in everyone's heart when they read about the suffering that these different endangered creatures are going through, which is "What can I do about it?" I want to find that out myself, and hope the many of you can elucidate the situation and post it here for all to see and discuss. We don't have either the "post" or "discuss" format available for you just yet. This started out four months as a grandpa (me) wanting to find a fun way to be a bigger part of his distant grandchildren's everyday lives and at first I sent funny postcards (I've always loved postcards), postcards I purchased online, and when those started running out, I segued to sending cards with a photo and a brief educational type description of a wild animal, and now, as so so many of our planet's animal species are threatened with extinction, my hobby has segued into presenting one by one, on my postcard creations, the many endangered animals, and the more cards I researched and wrote, the more my heart was troubled and now I want to tell the whole world, WAKE UP! we're are losing the best the planet has to offer. It won't be the same place, we won't want to live here. I want to help mitigate that loss as much as I can. Thanks.

Quote: "Dry milkweed down has a buoyancy that would make helium jealous, so if you let the pods dry and split, I recommend you clean them outdoors." ~ William Cullina, Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America



      #113: the Passenger Pigeon

 Passenger Pigeon front page ...  Passenger Pigeon back page


      #118: the Hawaiian Monk Seal

the Hawaiian Monk Seal postcard front page ... the Hawaiian Monk Seal postcard back page


      #117: the Oahu Tree Snails

the Oahu Tree Snails postcard front page ... the Oahu Tree Snails postcard back page


     #116: the Monte Iberia Tiny Rain Frog

the Monte Iberia Tiny Rain Frog postcard front page ... the Monte Iberia Tiny Rain Frog postcard back page

photo © Thomas Brown, CC BY 2.0 license



      #115: the Northern White Rhino

the Northern White Rhino postcard front page ... the Northern White Rhino postcard back page

Links to more information and documentaries
The Last Rhino - documentary about poaching
Event in UK: March 2018: Seven Saviors of the Rhino
Last Chance to Save the Northern White Rhino - a stirring documentary
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, with 113 healthy black rhinos.



      #114: the Florida Panther

the Florida Panther postcard front page ... the Florida Panther postcard back page


      #112: the California Grey Wolf

California Gray Wolf front page ... California Gray Wolf back page


      #111: the Point Reyes Mountain Beaver

Ref 1: Excellent Drake High School project
Ref 2: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkata Office
Ref 3:Arkata USFWS office: photos of Mountain Beavers
Ref 4: Wash. Fish and Game - Living with Mountain Beavers
Ref 5: technical info

Point Arena Mountain Beaver front page ... Point Arena Mountain Beaver back page


      #110: the California Condor

California Condor front page ... California Condor back page


      #109: Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle postcard front page ... Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle postcard back page


      #108: the Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth

Three Toed Pygmy Sloth front page ... Sloth back page

FYI: Here's the link printed on the back of the postcard above: http://iPoet.com/NB


     #107: the Polar Bear

Polar Bear front page ... Polar Bear back page


     #106: the Jaguar

Jaguar front page ... Jaguar back page


      #105: the Eastern Mountain Gorilla

Eastern Mountain Gorilla postcard front page ... Eastern Mountain Gorilla  postcard back page

Photo © Carine06 from UK - CC BY-SA 2.0 license





     #104: the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly postcard front page ..... Monarch Butterfly  postcard back page


The Monarch Butterfly is going extinct ~ but here's how you can help turn that around. In the opinion of many scientists the monarchs and many other butterflies are sliding toward extinction because of three things: 1) climate change / extreme weather; 2) loss of habitat; and 3) the reckless use and misuse of chemical pesticides and herbicides. But you can probably do something that could directly help the monarchs and others: Plan and tend a 'butterfly garden". Monarchs eat only milkweed and only eat or prefer milkweed native to the area they are from. There are quite a few organizations and websites to help you create your own successful monarch / butterfly garden. Here are a few:

www.WildOnes.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/
www.OurHabitatGarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html
Milkweed Market.org/
Milkweed seed finder
Monarch Joint Venture
Create Habitat for Monarchs

AND the developer (me) of this postcard is wanting to invite you postcard readers, butterfly lovers, all, to visit this website as often as you like, I want to make these postcards as informative as I can, especially concerning the question in everyone's heart when they read about the suffering that these different endangered creatures are going through, which is "What can I do about it?" I want to find that out myself, and hope the many of you can elucidate the situation and post it here for all to see and discuss. We don't have either the "post" or "discuss" format available for you just yet. This started out four months as a grandpa (me) wanting to find a fun way to be a bigger part of his distant grandchildren's everyday lives and at first I sent funny postcards (I've always loved postcards), postcards I purchased online, and when those started running out, I segued to sending cards with a photo and a brief educational type description of a wild animal, and now, as so so many of our planet's animal species are threatened with extinction, my hobby has segued into presenting one by one, on my postcard creations, the many endangered animals, and the more cards I researched and wrote, the more my heart was troubled and now I want to tell the whole world, WAKE UP! we're are losing the best the planet has to offer. It won't be the same place, we won't want to live here. I want to help mitigate that loss as much as I can. Thanks.

Quote: "Dry milkweed down has a buoyancy that would make helium jealous, so if you let the pods dry and split, I recommend you clean them outdoors." ~ William Cullina, Wildflowers: A Guide to Growing and Propagating Native Flowers of North America


      #103: the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna postcard front page ... Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna  postcard back page


      #102: the Golden Lancehead

the Golden Lancehead postcard front page ... the Golden Lancehead postcard back page


      #101: the Hainan Gibbon

Hainan Gibbon front page ... Hainan Gibbon back page




WakeUp Mug 11: Leafy Sea Dragon left and Leafy Sea Dragon right
Endangered_Leafy Sea Dragon_coffee_mug ... The Leafy Sea Dragon_coffee_mug

photo © 2007 Derek Ramsey: CC BY-SA 2.5 license


WakeUp Mug 9: Mountain Beaver left and Mountain Beaver right
Endangered_Mountain Beaver_coffee_mug ... Endangered_Mountain Beaver_coffee_mug


WakeUp Mug 9: Grey Wolf and 10: Monarch Butterfly
Endangered_Grey Wolf_coffee_mug ... The Monarch Butterfly endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 7: Hainan Gibbon and 8: Polar Bear
Endangered_Hainan Gibbonh_coffee_mug ... The Polar Bear endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 5: Northern White Rhino and WakeUp Mug 6: Golden Lancehead
The Northern White Rhino endangered coffee mug ... The Golden Lancehead endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 3: Hawaiian Monk Seal and WakeUp Mug 4: Oahu Tree Snails
The Hawaiian Monk Seal endangered coffee mug ... The Oahu Tree Snails endangered coffee mug


WakeUp Mug 1: Three-Toed Sloth and WakeUp Mug 2: Florida Panther
The 3-toed sloth endangered coffee mug... ... Endangered_Florida Panther_coffee_mug




And a couple different items:
1: Florida Panther card and 2: Florida Panther NeckTie
Endangered_Florida Panther_coffee_mug ... Endangered_Florida Panther_Tie


Use of this
image and link does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


Last Update Notice : January 27, 2018