Question: How will global warming—and the loss of our arctic—effect your life?
Answer: If you believe “not at all,” think again. Read and find out how the fate of the foreign, mysterious wonderland that is the arctic not only effects the lives of its animal inhabitants but “will reverberate well beyond it and, in some cases, have planet wide consequences.”
“The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to global warming, and the consequences will be global.”
Read more about global warming—a great threat to more than just the narwhal and other animals, and a threat to the planet as we currently know it—here. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/16/the-arctic-is-unraveling-due-to-global-warming-and-the-consequences-will-be-global/)
The World Wildlife Fund puts forth 10 fascinating, important facts about the elusive, majestic narwhal—the so-called “unicorn of the sea.”
“Like polar bears, narwhals depend on sea ice and are directly impacted by rapid climate change—studies have shown that they are one of the species most vulnerable to the ecological effects of climate change because of increased predation by killer whales, changes to their prey base, and likely increased risks of entrapment in unpredictable ice conditions.
As summer home to over 80,000 narwhals (about three-quarters of the world’s total population), Canada is in a unique position to keep narwhal populations healthy by ensuring that their habitat remains intact and not significantly impacted by human activities.”
Read the full article here. (http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2015/02/26/unicorn-sea-ten-facts-narwhals/)
Please help support the narwhal—and all arctic creatures—as well as their habitats, destroyed by the human wastefulness and carelessness that has led to global warming. Every dollar makes a difference!
“Is it time to start making a commotion about narwhals?
The simple answer is yes, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund Canada and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade–monitoring network.”
Read more here! (http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/18/world-unicorns-sea-escape-climate-change)
Read and learn more about what is truly leading to narwhal extinction here! (http://www.traffic.org/home/2015/3/13/new-report-calls-for-better-monitoring-of-international-narw.html)
“Climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.”
Donate here—every dollar counts! (http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/savethenarwhal)
Important information about an environment that is constantly changing. Save our climate, habitats, and their inhabitants—of all species—before it’s too late!
VICE News’ Environment Editor Robert Eshelman joined On The Line to answer viewers’ questions about climate change and the environment.
Watch here! (https://news.vice.com/video/on-the-line-environment-editor-robert-eshelman-answers-your-questions?utm_source=vicenewsfb)
Wow—OUR Earth needs OUR help:
Watch the video here to learn more! (youtube.com/watch?v=_EWOrZQ3L-c)
Help save our planet and donate here! (http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/narwhals)
This site is dedicated to raising public awareness about the plight of the threatened species, the narwhal. Scientifically named the Monodon monoceros, the narwhal has been listed as Nearly Threatened by the World Wildlife Fund For Nature. Conservation efforts have been put in place to create restrictions on whaling. Due to global warming, it is unlikely that narwhals will be taken off of the Nearly Threatened species list. Please browse this site to learn more and help spread the word by joining the cause on Twitter @ProtectNarwhals or at https://twitter.com/ProtectNarwhals!
I recently created a page to raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund in honor of the narwhal! Please show your support by making a donation. Your contribution will help protect the narwhal and its habitats around the world.
You can make your donation online by visiting my personal page—every dollar makes a difference!
Narwhals Swimming In A Small Pod
feel free to Watch this national geographic video on narwhals!