Defenders of Wildlife

Why does protecting wildlife matter to you?

People from across the country are standing up and speaking out on why they think we need to protect our vanishing wildlife. Here's what just a few have to say...

The Protector, The Predator, The Teacher

The Protector, The Predator, The Teacher

We Are the Caretakers

Hornets for lunch

A year when the hornets dropped in every afternoon for lunch with the cats.

Pancho

A raccoon came to visit, and pretended to be a cat.

Our Natural World

We Are All Related

Animals teach us how to live.

My Home

My Home
These are just a couple of the special friends that need space saved for them. These guys are right in my back yard!

Humans - Earth's Stewards

Humans - Earth's Stewards
As humans, we have the duty of stewardship for all things on Earth.

Only a Homo Sapiens soils its own nest -

What we share sustains us.

We are all one.

My belief is that animals are not below or above humans is stature or importance. We live on one planet where we are all connected, like different parts of a body, the liver may not look like the brain, but the brain can't live without the liver.

Long Lost

save our animals, & they will save us

their health depends on us, ours on them

Wildlife - Look and Listen

Wildlife

Wildlife

Life is Beautiful

Wildlife Is My Passion!

As a licensed wild bird rehabilitator for eons, the song birds are welcome on our land, protected, fed, watered, and loved.

We are Gaurdians of the Planet

Animals cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to the human world to speak and act for them.

The Balance of Nature

destroying natural habitats and wildlife

Past,Present,Future

Standing for the animals.

Why did God created them.....

Why did God created them.....
If wildlife was not suppossed to be in our world God would not created them. The environment needs wildlife, all this animals are helping humans to leave, have works, and specially we all learn from them. We are their voice and

The Life of the Wild

Quality of Life

How the presence of wildlife affects the qulity of human life

The American Bald Eagle

Actually seeing them in the wild

yey nature!

i have been a vegan for about four years now and was raised with this profound respect for nature. i enjoy doing whatever i can for the enviroment becuase i believe nature is a living breathing enitity that we are all apart of and have to respect.

Wildfife for the future

It is important to save wildlife for future generations

The Soul of an Animal

The Soul of an Animal

Natures visitors

there is a moment of magic when you see one of nautures visitors.

WE are the problem, and we must be the solution

Humans are the only species that takes FAR more than our share, and the only species that eliminates others due to ignorance, neglect, and a false sense of our worth

They enrich our lives

Watching Bald Eagles Grow

Watching Bald Eagles Grow
I volunteer at Blackwater NWR and we have an Eagle Cam

The woods and river downhill

WILDLIFE MEANS ALOT TO ME!!

Our Wildlife

Our Wildlife
My story consists mainly of my opinions on wildlife, which you can choose to ignore or not. That is up to you. I am only 17 years old, which may cause you to take me less seriously, but at least I understand the value of our wildlife.

Survival

Have Compassion; Save our Wildlife

Since as far back as I can remember, I have always held a "special" place in my heart for all wildlife. Whether it be a bird, a wolf, etc., I could never bare to see an animal injured or in danger.

The Power to Save

The animals that live in our world are depending on us to help them. We have destroyed enough animal life and habitat, lets try to prevent further extinction.

What will you say?

What will you say?

We Have to Make All of this STOP!

Watching our planet get ripped apart almost makes me physically ill...

We are the voices of the animals!

If we don't defend the animals, who will? They cannot speak up for themselves.

Good Planets Are Hard to Find: The Earth is All I Have

Homo Sapiens depend on the Earth to exist at this time. Wildlife is a critical component of the Ecosystems that sustain us on this planet.

We Don't Get a Do-Over!

This is one thing we have to get right the first time... we don't get to do it over if we continue to mess it up!

Preserve wildlife for the future!

Preserve wildlife for the future!
Save wildlife for future generations to learn from and enjoy!

OUR CANADIAN TIMBER WOLF KIM

WE WENT TO A MOTEL ON LONG ISLAND NY WHERE THE OWNER 'S GRANDSON HAD GONE HUNTING AND SUPPOSEDLY FOUND A SET OF WOLF CUBS . THE PARENTS WERE SHOT DEAD . HE TOOK THE RUNT GRANDMA. THAT ONE BECAME ATTACHED TO ME AND WE TOOK HER HOME FOR 12 YEARS.

Why I love Wildlife

Wildlife is a part of our nation. They always have been. They have just as much right to live on this earth as we humans do, So to take them away should be against the law.

Just Wild About Wildlife

Just Wild About Wildlife
Just Wild About Wildlife

Where's the Outrage?

Where's the Outrage?
GW Bush assumes erroneously that he needs to crush the many to climb up to the top to profit, but he is wrong. As he rips apart the fragile web for all life, send him a clear message that he does not have the right to abuse the power of our US Presidency.

Wait a minute...

Isn't the bald eagle the symbol for America, and freedom?

I Love Wildlife

I Love Wildlife
I Love Wildlife

Stewardship, not Exploitation

Stewardship, not Exploitation

Wildlife and People

Wildlife and People

No Voice of Their Own

Somebody must speak for our voiceless family.

Our Voice

Our Voice
Our Voice

If, you love wildlife, then protect it.

The majesty and grace of nature is too precious to just watch it drift away.

way of life

the great spirit put the wolves , the eagles, and all other animals on earth for our way of life to learn and teach

long ago encounters

There are two stories I want to impart to you about my days as a girl scout in northwest Washington State.

NO ONE HOME

I wrote this poem and it explains how I feel.

These are Gods animals

These are Gods animals
Animals are here on this earth for a reason just like we are. Why kill something that doesn't even belong to you? Don't you read the Bible, "Thou shalt not Kill."

Mother Nature's Legacy

Mother Nature's Legacy
We do enough to violate Mother Nature - we must advocate for the magnificient creatures of the land, water and air!

Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge
We live in the mountains of the Carson Range of the Sierra - the edge between urban development and wild mountains. Wildlife is an important part of our every day life and we revere their sanctity.

Our Environment

Our Environment
Our Environment

It's God's Place

The Belongs to the Creator

Peaceful

Peaceful

Mountain Lions

Volunteer Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Mountain Lion Foundation

Search for an Advantage

Search for an Advantage

Protecting those we were meant to protect

Protecting those we were meant to protect
Protecting those we were meant to protect

Life is Diversity

All life is interconnected. We do not need a belief in a deity to recognize that in this era of DNA analysis & gene therapy. We also do not totally understand everything, so we must preserve diversity of species.

The sacred truley innocent

The sacred truley innocent
The sacred truley innocent

Our National Treasures

Our National Treasures
Imagine nature without the sound and color of its actors!

the web of life

the web of life

innocent

innocent

Life Matters

Endangered animals matter because life matters. They are living, breathing creatures just as we are. Who are we to decide they don't hold importance in the bigger scheme of things. Life is precious we say. That should be EVERY life, including animals.

LIFE ON EARTH

LIFE ON EARTH

Wildlife is a Winner for All

Our animals (dogs and cats) interact with the wildlife right in our own backyard. Our dog, Panda, is especially interested in the squirrels that scamper in the trees and come to feed in the bird feeders.

Loving the world

Loving the world

We're all God's reations

Man's inhumanity to other living creatures sickens me.

The Privilege of Enjoying Wildlife

Thank you for allowing me to share with you my reverence for wildlife.

to be a great nation

to be a great nation
to be a great nation

Our Vital Connection

Our Vital Connection
Our Vital Connection

Wonderul and Amazing

We are all one and are affected by everything that happens in and around us and in us. How I do my part to promote the environment

helps save the grey wolf

i want to tell you why it is important to save wolves. the grey wolf is a uge part of human life. they brought dogs to us, and they keep the population of some animals down. please go to www.savewolves.zoomshare.com, to help, and leave a comment!

Love for animlas

Love for animlas

WHY I CARE

WHY I CARE

Her Name Is John

Her Name Is John
Her Name Is John

Our Healing Dolphin

Our Healing Dolphin

In our soul

I can't imagine a world without wildlife.

We are all ONE1

God gave man dominion over the animal life, the plant life, the mineral life. NOT TO DESTROY IT, but to PROTECT IT. When will we ever learn. WE ARE ALL ONE!

Spreading Scars

The Wild Lands Lost

otters in the tide

otters in the tide
seeing wildlife is amazing!

Save the Wolves

Save the Wolves
Save the Wolves

The Heron

The Heron
The Heron

The Seal Hunt

The Seal Hunt
I wrote this after reading about the Canadian seal hunt. I was haunted by the cruelty of it and wanted to express my feelings about it and speak out against this horrible slaughter!

Turkey Visitors

Turkey Visitors
Wildlife visits are special in many ways.

Travels with Tippy, J.J. and Henri

Travels with Tippy, J.J. and Henri
This is about the wildlife viewing trips that I took over the years with three dogs.

Protecting all Creation

Protecting all Creation
an opinion of a bunny-hugging, tree-hugging Christian ^_^

Oh, so many reasons....

Oh, so many reasons....
Oh, so many reasons....

The Importance of Nature

Nature is of importance because it teaches us how to appreciate small things in life, and helps us put things in perspective.

Wildlife

Nature and Nature's God are not happy with the way the human race has managed their own affairs on this planet!

Love of the outdoors

My father was a great outdoorsman. He instilled in me a love of nature and all wild creatures and a desire to help preserve this heritage for generations to come.

Wildlife is important for all of us.

Wildlife is important for all of us.

To Touch a Soul

To Touch a Soul
Nature has a way to reach into one's very soul if we take the time to appreciate it.

speaking up for wildlife

speaking up for wildlife

Who owns a wild animal?

Wild 4 legged friends at the door

My Love of Nature

My Love of Nature

Why Wildlife Matters To Me

Why Wildlife Matters To Me

Stewardship

Stewardship
Stewardship

Making a Wrong a Right

Making a Wrong a Right

Wildlife forever

Nature and Wildlife are a part of my daily living, without it, I would cease to exist.

Peace in a Troubled World

Peace in a Troubled World
Saving wildlife and animals all over the world is crucial in such troubling times where man has become so cruel and disrespectful. They are all worth saving and protecting, as they bring us so much joy, comfort and serenity.

Learn From History?

Easter Island - Blue Marble?

WildLife Has The Right To Live!

WildLife Has The Right To Live!
All wildlife is like you and I and if we live, so should they.

Wildlife can teach

Wildlife can teach

Wildlife Matters

Circle of life

A love for "wildlife"

A love for "wildlife"

Justice for ALL!

Justice for ALL!
Wildlife cannot speak for themselves. They need us to fight for their rights!

STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT FOR WHATS RIGHT

STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT FOR WHATS RIGHT

One For My Heart

I saw my first Wild Bald Eagle!

Wild life and environment protection important to our children's legacy

Wild life and environment protection important to our children's legacy

THEY WERE HERE FIRST

THEY WERE HERE FIRST

White man

White man has been messing with nature, wildlife, the world from the beginning.

Maryland..

Maryland..
What the wildlife means for me..

GOD'S GIFT TO MANKIND

What God created, man should cherish and protect.

Respect all life

Respect all life

Live With Nature, Not Against It

Live With Nature, Not Against It

I Sit

I Sit
Remembering some brief encounters with other species.

My Grandmother's Legacy

My grandmother passed on to me her love and respect for animals and nature.

Red Fox Cubs with a Ball

Red Fox Cubs with a Ball
Watching 2 Red Fox Cubs and Mom playing with a ball. They rolled it down the hill and ran to fetch it only to return it to the top and roll it again. This went on and on. Tuckered out they left and we saw that the ball was a little Black Mole unharmed.

It is Not a Given

It is Not a Given
It is Not a Given

Just a Roadkill...

The death of a raccoon brings back memories of the travels of Lewis and Clark.

Where does value lie?

Where does value lie?
I have a strong passion for wildness. It has played a significant role in my life, spiritual, recreational, inspirational. But the value of wildlife is so much more than what it can offer to people.

The Cry for Living Beauty

This has a poem/story flow to it. It describes what have the creatures of nature given us.

Ode to a Hawk

Ode to a Hawk
I am a Wildlife Biologist with a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group in northern California. Our most pressing problem here is loss of habitat due to rapid urban growth. This is a story about one of my encounters.

The Web of Life

The Web of Life

I saw a hawk

I saw a hawk while taking my dog out in the yard

Good Omen For A Marriage

After having an argument while travelling an interstate, sighted two bald eagles flying together overheard.

loving beauty

the magic of these living animals

Nowhere To Go

Nowhere To Go
My family caught a bobcat on our farm, but had no idea what to do with him. Through the graciousness of one man, he found a new home.

Montana Wildlife Through the Eyes of a Cat

The story of a fourteen year old cat and her run-in with nature.

Our Pond

Our Pond
Since our moving to Danbury, CT 5 years ago I have only grown to appricate and adore nature more.

The Eagle in Winter

The Eagle in Winter
The Eagle in Winter

If no one heard

If no one heard

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life
People ask what is the meaning of life, why are we here on this planet.

Ode to Bear

Ode to Bear
I write this poem about my teddy bear. My mother give to be when I was a baby.

The Whale's Song

If you are an animal lover, there is no greater joy than seeing an endangered animal in their own environment. It is truly a magnificent sight.

You Take My Breath Away

You Take My Breath Away
You Take My Breath Away

We Are One

We Are One
Human life is only a part of the wholeness of life...all living entities must be honored and protected.

I Love All Animals

That is easy for I love all animals!!

Save all wild animals

Save all wild animals

wilderness 101

A summer trip to Alaska

save our brothers

cry out their message all over the world

Intelligent Life = Humans?

Intelligent Life = Humans?
My belief is if we are intelligent human beings we need to act like it by living in harmony with the natural world.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Life without animals?

Without animals there is no mother nature and without mother nature, there is no need for environment. The environment is part of the world, part of God's garden of life. If we get rid of the animals, then we are destroying their lives and their homes.

THROUGH THEIR EYES

There is no copyright protection for this poem. I wrote it out of my feelings for the unfair treatment that wolves and all wildlife has to deal with due to human ignorance. I hope you enjoy it. You have my permission to use it anyway you see fit.

It's Our Job

It's Our Job

The Web of Life

The Web of Life

Wild Animals Know Love

I have known so many animals,wild,and domestic each one has shown love and feelings.God made all of us to live together and we should respect out invironment.

The Everglades

My Father's story from long ago. He loved nature!

Wolves

We rescue hybrid wolves.

Lessons From The Past

A pause for thought from a newcomer to this great continent from the old one who has seen first hand the decline and eventual extinction of some of the great predators.

Not so alone

Not so alone

Speaking For Wildlife

Speaking For Wildlife

The Teachers

The Teachers
Dogs of all kinds can teach us many things - they teach us love, hope and loyalty. Without dogs both wild and tame the world will be a poorer place.

Lonely World

Lonely World

To those who cannot speak for themselves

To those who cannot speak for themselves

Life

I do not consider myself an overtly religious sort. But, I cannot comprehend the majesty of one who created it all. And, I am left to wonder what I am if I do not do my utmost to protect and consider sacred what has been created as life on this planet.

We All Have the Same Address!

We All Have the Same Address!
We All Have the Same Address!

The circle of life

The circle of life

The Wolf as Protection on the Ranch

Raising wolf and wolf hy-brids a complete respect for life.

Why Wildlife is important to me.

They all are important to me. Even those who arent so cute and cuddley.

The Simplest Explanation of All

The Simplest Explanation of All

Life is Sacred

Life is Sacred

Our National Symbol

Our National Symbol
Why we need to keep the Endangered Species Act intact.

Wildlife is not ours!

Wildlife is not ours!
Wildlife is not ours!

What a blind goose taught me

She was caught in the Falmouth flood, covered with diesel fuel, and blind. This Canada Goose was rescued and cleaned by the Dog Rescue Team and they asked me if I would care for her.

Staying alive.

Staying alive.

The Geodes

On my first trip to Yellowstone National Park I was excited to see everyone's favorite pack, the Druids. But it was the Geodes who changed me forever.

The Trails

The Trails

Lament the smaller creature too.

Lament the smaller creature too.
Lament the smaller creature too.

My Brothers, My Friends

My Brothers, My Friends

God's Glorioue Creation!

Who, but God could create such a gloious world that includes provisions for all life along with beauty that can't be matched! Then, as we were created he made us "keeper'" of this world. lets do a good job! God called it good! Irene Turnmire

Timber

in memory of a wolf named Timber

Protection of wildlife

Protection of wildlife

Lest us not forget

In these times when corporate greed is evident and when people say that God is on their side which gives them , so they think,permission to ransake our safeguards for the environment. Let us not forget those who cannot speak

Remember Our Humanity

Remember Our Humanity
Remember Our Humanity

under the spell

under the spell
my main concern is wolves, i feel a spiritual connection to them. so i was enraged and ready to take action when i learned of their slaughters

Lost Woods

Lost Woods
The unspoken cost for progress and population growth..

Soylent Green

Soylent Green

wolves among us

wolves among us

Wildlife is Our Life

Wildlife is Our Life
All God's Creatures matter on the face of the earth. We are all part of the web of life and the richness in living.

Yellowstone

My experience in Yellowstone

Wolves and Dogs

We must protect this fine species so that they are not depicted for our children as the evil in say Lil Red Riding Hood or the Three Pigs.

Wildlife, Magnificent Creatures - Teach Us and Give Much Joy!

Wildlife, Magnificent Creatures - Teach Us and Give Much Joy!
My personal experience with Wildlife... the awe and joy.

It Defines Us

We owe it to ourselves and them to protect them

the comebacks

we have done a wonderful job of increasing the number of wild turkeys, bald eagles, whitetail deer, black bears, wolves, and grizzlies. however, the reality is that many hunting groups haved helped in these recoveries!

Learn to Share Responsibly

Learn to Share Responsibly
Learn to Share Responsibly

Sacred Life

Sacred Life

Natural World Centers Life

Natural World Centers Life
Natural World Centers Life

Nature close up

I truly learned to enjoy nature from a kayak.

Running Bear

Running Bear

Mankind's Inheritance

The wildlife around us is our cherished inheritance given to us in trust for future generations.

wild horses

we must listen and learn from our wild friends

Nature, A Must!

Nature, A Must!
Natural Balance!

Why Has It Come To This?

Wildlife has learned to adapt it's ways to live amongest humans and yet there are power hungry humans that continually look for ways to destroy them?

Why I care for WildLife

It is my way of Life

wildlife

keep wildlife

Why I Protect Wildlife

Why I Protect Wildlife

I simply adore ALL living beings!

How come Humans are so much more valueable?

Hello, of course it matters..

The life that is wild matters...

Why Animals and the environment it important to me.

This is not a story, it is just my feelings.

WIldlife

Basically, I stand for animal rights because they have no voice in most people's lives, and what we are doing to them is unfair.

Saving the wild

Helping the wild animals.

Wildlife Is Necessary

Wildlife Is Necessary

Wildlife and Peace

Together, a deer and a rabbit taught me that Peace is the shadow of the Holy.

They Are Our World

Do you remember when you stood in awed facination seeing your first wild animal in it's natural habitat? Our children need to be able to experience the same sense of awe, natural beauty and the excitement of observing our wildlife fisthand.

The Wolves are our Land

Why does anyone want to kill wolves!?

Love for all nature

Love for all nature

Wildlife treasures have been the treasures of my life.

Wildlife treasures have been the treasures of my life.
A life long love of animals and wild places have enriched me and made me a better person. Now that I am a parent, I need to be sure my daughter has the same ability I had, to see our wildlife in the wild places they belong in.

We must protect God's critters

We must protect God's critters
We must protect God's critters

Living with wildlife

Living with wildlife

My faith informs my views

My faith informs my views

Nature in my Life.

Nature in my Life.

We are not the only species, we just act like it

We are not the only species, we just act like it

The Amazing Marine Life Sanctuaries

The Amazing Marine Life Sanctuaries
I was privileged to be a part of the forming of the federally protected Monterey Bay Marine Life Sanctuary and subsequently all the Marine Life Sanctuaries in the US. Briefly, this is the story.

human enrichment and wildlife codependency

human emotional and psychological well being is synergistically dependent upon pristine, open space, free of human alteration

LIFE matters.

You want to know what matters to me? I'll tell you what matters to me.

Stewards of the Earth

If we are given dominion over the beasts of the earth, it is our duty to preserve and enhance an environment that will sustain them.

Without Wildlife

Without wildlife we are doomed

The kindness of the wild.

Animals are kind, loving, protective and bring us joy in our lives. The only thing they do not posess is the ability to talk our language. That is why we need to speak for them. We are all linked spiritually and to harm them is wrong.

Pointing the Finger

Pointing the Finger
Is pointing the finger the only way we are able to deal with our problems?

Why is it ugly?

My store of how my eyes have been opened about the majesty of all wildlife.

Red Tailed Hawks Frogs and Butterflies

Red Tailed Hawks Frogs and Butterflies
The effects that DDT had on the birds frogs and butterflies when I grew up as a child in Plainville, Connecticut, and how things have changed over the years. Watching a decline in the frogs, birds, and butterflies, to an increase, at last!!!

Right to Life

All life has a place on earth. It was balanced and worked for such a long time. I appreciate the place of each creature. We are destroying so much life and we learn ghe consequences long after.

Gods heritage to us

Gods heritage to us

Wildlife in Action

Wildlife in Action
Why wildlife means so much to me is because

They have no voice

They have no voice

The Gift of Wildlife

The Gift of Wildlife

Nearly Knowing

Nearly Knowing
We will all suffer when wilderness and wildlife are gone.

Once They're Gone, They're Gone

Once They're Gone, They're Gone
The importance of wildlife to the environment in which we live.

Nature's Wonders

Nature's Wonders

preserve wildlife

Why I support wildlife preservation.

why wildlife is important

why wildlife is important
why wildlife is important

The Sacred Truth

Doesn't all man protect their roots?

Human Stewardship

Human Stewardship

Wildlife is important

Wildlife is important
Wildlife is important

Unique Planet

Unique Planet

Wildlife is a treasure

Wildlife is my life. (Without them, I would barely have a life). If they dissapear, we can't bring them back-ever. that would be a disaster!!

Regret

Humans have spent much time, money and efforts into recreating the lives of dinosaurs, cavemen and prehistoric animals. Will future generations have to spend their time and money trying to re-create the things we now take for granted?

Web

Web
Web

Our World

Poem

Our Children's Heritage

Our Children's Heritage
Our Children's Heritage

Sacred Stewardship

Sacred Stewardship

Have you ever.........

Have you ever.........

Trust

We do not own this planet. We, the living, hold the planet in trust from our parents and for our children.

It's not ours to destroy.

If you believe in creationism, then the world was not created for us to destroy. It was created for us to live in peacefully and take only what we need. If you believe in evolution, then we have no more right to this world than any other creature on it.

Wildlife Important to Ecology

Wildlife Important to Ecology
The Lord put the animals here for us to enjoy and to keep the earth in balance.

God's Purposes

God's Purposes
My ethical beliefs and compassionate instincts always led me to animal rights, but beginning Bible study clarified God's reasons for us to protect the environment

Pride of the Wild Front

Pride of the Wild Front

Saving Our Inheritance

We must protect our wildlife--they can't protect themselves.

Home of My Ancestors

Home of My Ancestors

Silent Creatures

Silent Creatures

Memories

There is nothing as expectional as seeing a wild animal playing and roaming free. To see their homes built gives great inspiration and tell us so much about engineering science the gifts of nature and above all life.

Show my children what wildlife is all about and don't tell them a fairytale

I want to tell my children later what wildlife is all about and how important it is to humans. Why we have to protect and how we can accomplish that.

Living Creatures and Us

Living organisms are not "things". Society has reverted to the era of the "thing" .

Rights

Rights

Reaffirm Rachel Carson's Legacy

Reaffirm Rachel Carson's Legacy
Once again there is a danger that the next generation will not have the chance to know nature.

A Christian Perspective on Species Protection

The Bible clearly shows that all created species were declared good in their own right by God. Humankind's role is to be faithful stewards of all creation.

Web of Life

Web of Life
Web of Life

Why I love wildlife

This is a very short story since I'm only going to tell you why I love wildlife.

Into the Eyes

Into the Eyes

Wildlife is important for all of us

Wildlife is important for all of us

A lingering goodbye to some (not yet) endangered species

A lingering goodbye to some (not yet) endangered species
A lingering goodbye to some (not yet) endangered species

Keeping all of the Parts

Keeping all of the Parts
Keeping all of the Parts

In the beginning

In the beginning

Responsibility

Being at the top means you take care of whoever's below.

Protect Sacred Wildlife and all Mother Earth's Creatures

To harm the Earth and all living things across her is to harm ourselves. We must Honor and protect Mother Earth and all living things across her as she sustains all life for us. We must leave this world a better place for our future generations.

It is our Duty as Children of God

It is our Duty as Children of God

We are all God's creatures.

We are all God's creatures.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Please help save wildlife

Each species has value to the world's ecosystems

ONLY ONE CHANCE

The future is NOW

goodbye agoraphobia

goodbye agoraphobia
nature helped me overcome a fear of outdoors.

Save the tigers

Save the tigers

Planet Shareholders

There is a need to extend caring for wildlife more directly into the realm of plant life as well.

Life for all creation

Life for all creation

we are all related

we all have the same rights to walk Mother Earth

JUST BECAUSE

JUST BECAUSE

Opprotunities Lost

Extinct species might have held the cures for some of our human afflictions, but now we may never know.

Yellow and Black

A Poem about a hike I took

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal
Up Close and Personal

Nature's Healing Power

Nature's Healing Power

The Joys of Wildlife

The Joys of Wildlife

Saving the Sea Cow

By the time I saw my first manatee, I was eleven and already in love with the gentle giants. A mother and her calf were feeding off a dock, and as I stretched my small arms to reach them I knew how critical protecting this species really was.

Using our Power

We have the power...

The Gifts of Wildlife

Wildlife creatures teach and enrich us.

Living Creatures and Us

Children are being taught in faith based schools that living organisms are "things". Living organisms are not things and the faith based schools need to correct this attitude by correcting their evaluation of evolution and animals.

Relax with wildlife

Relax with wildlife
Relax with wildlife

speaking for those who can't speak for themselves

This story is about speaking out for those who can't speak for themselves. The main animal that i will be speaking for is the wolf.

How lonely earth would be

How lonely earth would be

Good Will

Good Will
Good Will

Relief from Illness

I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a resulting anxiety condition.

Wild animals are beauitful.

Wild animals are very beauitful,they are here for a reason.We need them in our lives.

Wolf's Den

Why I feel a kindred spirit to the wolf and it's well being.....

Out of the Mouths of Babes

All anyone needs to do to understand the connection between humans and animals is watch young children as they are introduced to wild animals both endangered and threatened.

We are all connected

The broader picture

What I know about the Web of Nature

What I know about the Web of Nature

Humans---A Part of the Interdependence of All LIFE

Humans---A Part of the Interdependence of All LIFE

Wildlife Love

My love of wildlife came from my Step Father.

Whooping Crane Viewing!

Seeing 13 Whooping Cranes was an almost religious experience

Wildlife is Life

Wildlife is Life
My life in the North Carolina Woods has been rich. For migrating birds each season to saving turtles and snakes crossing the roads...

LIFE

we are a part of all life

WHO'S FIRST?

WHO'S FIRST?

The Spirit Of Freedom

Feeling the actual spirit of Freedom~in more ways than one.

our job

God gave the care of the earth to us.

Nature Keeps Us Sane

No matter how crazy the machinations of man, you can always count on the beauty of nature to balance the turmoil.

more than the future

more than the future

Why animals matter as much as people

We are in the middle of a mass extinction.

We need the natural world

In this world where most people live in cities, drive cars, and everything such, it is good to be able to go to the wilderness every once in a while.

Leave Them and Us Alone

Leave Them and Us Alone

Greed For The Land

Greed For The Land

We Are One With Creation

How can we love our Creator without celebrating and protecting the creation?

Protecting Precious Wildlife

Protecting Precious Wildlife

Why wildlife animals are important to me

Keeping endangered animals safe is important to me because all of God's creatures were put on this Earth for a grand purpose - and if Man continues to destroy natural habitats such as Rain Forests and Tall Trees and Natural Wildlife Habitats, we will continue to experience erosion of our Earth, and our very souls.

Politicians: please consider!

I don't live at the USA. I live in Uruguay, and our wildlife is very different. But I do care about wildlife around the world, and believe it must be protected.

Love of All Living Creatures

Love of All Living Creatures
The light and hope for our planet.

Wildlife must be saved

Wildlife must be saved

Why we NEED wildlife to LIVE

Why we NEED wildlife to LIVE
Why we NEED wildlife to LIVE

Humans, we are animals

Humans, we are animals

God's Pleasure

God's Pleasure
God's Pleasure

We need wildlife for all of us

Save the wolf

We have become the enemy!

We have become the enemy!
Going through all the hard times in my life, wildlife and nature has saved my heart and soul.

My Sweet Angels

My little Girls deserve to have the opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife treasures that I grew up seeing while driving cross country on family vacations. It would be a travesty to sell these jewels of our nation for any reason!

nature is not to be messed with

nature is not to be messed with

Stop Taking All of earths Space For More Buildings That We Don't Need

Stop Taking All of earths Space For More Buildings That We Don't Need
Stop Taking All of earths Space For More Buildings That We Don't Need

The Frog Skinner

The Frog Skinner
This is a very short version of how I came to understand that the environment and diversity are the most important issues of the day

Nature as Healer

When I'm in times of crisis or stressed from daily life, being outdoors in open spaces or admiring wildlife is a great comfort.

All life is precious.

All life is precious.
All life is precious.

Have to save them all!

Have to save them all!
Have to save them all!

Memories & Grieving

Memories & Grieving

The Future of Wildlife

The Future of Wildlife
This is why it is importiant to me to save wildlife

We are all God's Creatures

We are all God's creatures and we as human beings are the guardians of this planet and its other species and it is our responsibility to protect and defend and nurture our wildlife and this planet.

Why Wildlife is Important

Why Wildlife is Important

love for the animals

love for the animals
love for the animals

Saving Wildlife

Saving Wildlife

Wildlife Matters A System of Checks and Balances

The world's imperiled wildlife are an integral part of Planet Earth's judicial system.

Keep Dancing

Wildlife and human life are dependent on each other.

The broader picture

The broader picture
The broader picture

Managing God's Gifts

We must protect for future generations the amazing wildlife God has given us. We are in a position to either save such treasures or to wipe them off the face of the planet.

No reasons needed

No reasons needed
Respecting wildlife doesn't need an explanation; it's like a religion. That's why I think our requests to save wildlife should be considered with as much respect as those of Christians and other religions.

I don't care if I have to walk.

My environment is an extention of myself. I am self contained and living among it is a part of me. The Machine is killing us. It will suck the very life out of us in order to survive, and that is what is happening. I'm here to make it stop.

Wildlife all my life

Wildlife all my life
I have always enjoyed contact with wildlife; aside from the joy and curiousity and sense of being in touch with the Untamed, they help me find my place in this world.

Wolves, also Bobcats, Cougars

Lust for hunting in the backwoods of Idaho.

I am not....

I am not....

We depend on the earth

We depend on the earth

Midwestern Upbringing

Growing up during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl yers in Nebraska, my Father, a man before his time, always talked about how we needed to be careful about destroying trees, as that promoated the Dust Bowl. My ancestors who had settled the Midwest

Wildlife Inspirational and Valuable

Wildlife Inspirational and Valuable

The Circle of Life

Humans are part of the circle of life; part of the natural world, not above it. If we destroy the natural world, we are destroying OUR world. We owe it to future generations to protect our natural world and its wildlife.

Save the world. Don't shave it.

Save the world. Don't shave it.
Save the world. Don't shave it.

The Love of nature

The Love of nature
Being an outdoor photographer working with wild lifes creations

We're All in This Together

We're All in This Together
No one species is any more important than another. I have as much right to be here as any other species.....no more, no less.

God's Glory

We were given domion over the earth and all in it. Not to destroy it, but to nurture it. If our childrenand grandchildren are to have anything, we must do all we can to keep all of God's creatures safe. Everyone is precious!

Using my connection with nature during my time of grief

In grieving after my father's death, I turned to nature for solace and support. In time, I turned my insights, The Seasons of Change, into my life's work. I'm quite grateful for my connection with nature.

precious heritage

We've only had the good fortune to see one endangered species in the wild - the California sea otter.

Seniors for Animals

Seniors for Animals
The importance of animals to 3 senior citizens.

Manatees

to help protect the gentle animals from "us""

why wildlife matters to me

Why should we protect wildife and nature? Here is the simplest answer that matters to me ...

The Grandeur of Creation

I believe one of the reasons, if not the chief reason, that I'm here on earth is to enjoy God's good creation and to care for it lovingly and respectfully.

God's Legacy

God's Legacy

The Lone Wolf

The lone wolf is not only itself vanishing from human ruthlessness, but it is symbolic of our ecosystem, endangered species and their habitat. Natures beauty as the lone wolf is being readily killed off for human greed.

Natural Chain

Natural Chain

Greedy Humans

Greedy Humans

Wildlife for All

Wildlife for All

Gulf sturgeon

I wrote the State of Florida Conservation Plan for Gulf of Mexico Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi).

How can we NOT care?

How can we NOT care?
I don't eat them, I don't wear them, I have compassion and respect for animals in EVERY part of my daily life.

New Mexico wildlife on my doorstep

My life just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico is vastly richer because of the animals and birds that live all around my semi-rural home.

Mulies & Overdevelopment

Mulies & Overdevelopment
why I feed the local deer

Why Wildlife Is Important To Me

Wildlife and wildlife habitat is so beautiful.

What do we tell our children when we fail our responsibilities?

What do we tell our children when we fail our responsibilities?
I believe that all creatures have the right to be free, raise their offspring and enjoy all the pleasures that life has to offer.

The beauty of animals can never be replaced.

The beauty of animals can never be replaced.

Growing up with Animals

This will explain where I developed my love of animals, wether wild or domestic.

Wildlife is Part of My Life

We completed our Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) on our acreage with the help of the county soil and water conservation district office. We have deer, geese, ducks and long-legged water fowl who use the Habitat, which fulfills our daily life.

Wildlife or ANY life

Just a few words sums it all up for me.

We are all connected

For me all life is a chain interconnected somehow.

Why Animals are Important

If you believe in God then all of you should remember the story of Noah who was told to build a huge gigantic boat, which he did cause he had faith, was a good man, and did what the lord told him too.

If They Perish, We Perish

If They Perish, We Perish

The Web of Life

Life on earth is like a spider web. Each strand is a species.

Survival of the fittest

Without nature, we have nothing, we will be nothing.

Wolves

I love the wolves

The Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures

The earth belongs to all living creatures.

People should be more like animals

People should be more like animals
People should be more like animals - they don't destroy the world like people do

Morality

Taking habitat from wild creatures is simply imoral.

It is everything!

It is everything!
There isn't a place I go where the solace and joy of seeing any wild creature is like that of an excited child.

wolves

It's just that wolves help the population of the deer and elk.

Our Legacy as Humans

We must stop acting as though we are the only species on this Earth.

Ignorance

Growing up, my sister and I were taught to respect nature, for there is no more powerful force.

Lifelong Animal Lover

All my life, I have loved animals.

Just Because

I care about endangered species and all living things because God provided these beautiful creatures for us and once they're gone, they're gone forever.

The Ecosphere is Reaity

There is only one philosophy for men fit to live on earth--realism.

Our Sad Legacy

Our Sad Legacy

One of Many

One of Many

Why I feel so strongly about all animals

I had to do a Senior Project for my Senior English class, so I decided to do it on the red wolf, because they are on the endangered list.

We Shouldn't Need a Reason

We Shouldn't Need a Reason
We shouldn't need a reason to save our fellow species.

Nature is Spirit

My American experience.

Natures Keepers

God created animals first.Then he created man.Man was to give each creature a name.Was told which was to eat and which not to.And was given the responsibility to take care of the animals.

Gone Forever

I adore the wildlife and forests for the adventure.

One on One with Wildlife

One on One with Wildlife
Working with two representatives of wildlife species intensified my commitment to wildlife preservation.

The Joy of the Natural World

All my life nature has played a large role in my personal life.

Incredible

Incredible
I find it incredible that such a variety of creatures can live together so harmoniously and that with out each other none of them would exist!

wildlife and me

Wildlife/nature is my reason for being and without it, I would die.

The Web

The Web

Saving the Innocent

This is about why we should care for wildlife and animals in general.

Why Wildlife is Better Than Human Life

The difference between wild animals and destructive humans.

soaring eagles

soaring eagles

The Creation

The Creation and Earth's Creatures

the beauty of the wild

the beauty of the wild

Wildlife is LIFE

I grew up in the Bronx; not a place you would think you'd find wildlife...

They were here first

Everyday we forget that animals were here first.

Our Divine Responsibility

Our Divine Responsibility

The circle of life

The circle of life

Replenish Me

How I use nature as a battery charger.

The Food Chain

The worlds food chain and it/s extintintion

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison
While driving through Yellowstone this summer, I got an up close and personal look at today's Bison

OUR DYING EARTH

if we don't stop greed, abuse, waste and neglect we will not have an earth for the future generations to enjoy..

Life on earth

Life on earth
I believe that all life on earth is valuable and important...

Science on biodiversity

Research on biodiversity shows that the more of it there is in a system, the greater the chance for the survival of the members of that system.

In the Beginning...

We are custodians of the Earth, not empowered to destroy, rape and pillage her. We are held accountable. It is Scriptural and it is that simple. Our morals dictate and our future demands we care responsibly for the Earth and all on her.

Sharing Earth

I support this cause because I feel that we are all sharing this planet and since they cannot speak for themselves, then it is up to us to protect them.

Reverence for Life

If God created all life, we are compelled to revere all life forms; if he did not, the mystery of life and all its many manifestations are worthy of reverence.

Why Wildlife is Important to Me

Wildlife is important to me because God created every living being for a purpose.

The Norrigans

Respect for nature in it's natural state

Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth
Sacred Earth

Wild Creatures ... Always Themselves

The connection to wild life shows me the beauty of being one's true self.

Migration of Osprey

Citizens and friends of Jamestown, RI have been following the migration of a "summer" hatched osprey chick by means of a radio transmitter on the bird.

Native WIld Life

Native WIld Life
How The Native Americans and Wildlife co exsisted for milions of years

Waste Not, Want Not

It just goes against the grain of my German-American upbringing to see anything wasted--especially a living creature.

Mitakuye Oyasin

Mitakuye Oyasin
We are all related, every one of us from two-legged, four-legged, winged, each and every one of us are connected upon this maka ina, our Mother Earth.

oneness and balance

oneness and balance

Just a Little Something

Just a Little Something
It isn't some miracle or novel, but it's always been important...

PASSING THROUGH

This is a poem I wrote some time ago. I still feel this way, intensely. As I don't have a scanner, I'm sorry I can't send you a photo.

We're all in this together...

I believe that whatever force gave us the beautiful earth and the living things on it did so for a reason, and the wilful destruction of them is blasphemy of the worst sort.

We all have a reason to be here...

Every creature -- animal and human alike -- has a place in nature.

Humans Wage War on All of the Earths Creatures

Humans Wage War on All of the Earths Creatures
Humans are destroying the Earth to make room for more of their own.

Wildlife

Often when I think of issues and how I believe about them I am thinking about my children, and my future grandchildren.

redtail hawk

redtail hawks were very common in the early 50s. now they are back.

The Wonders of Wildlife

The Wonders of Wildlife
Being an animal lover, it bothers me tremendously that we live in a "throw away" society.

where to volunteer?

Choices one makes

Natural Beauty

God has a fine artisic touch whenit comes to color, and the earthly blessings that He gives to us

the differance

what is the differance between animals and humans.

We need it all

The elaborate dependencies of the ecosystem are so beautiful, amazing and fragile.

God's Life

"do unto others as you wuld have them do unto you"

We Need To Be There For Our Wildlife Always

We have to always stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

planet saver

planet saver

We Must Defend All Life

We Must Defend All Life

Natural Lives

Natural Lives

Unconditional Love Turned Passion

Unconditional Love Turned Passion

Other Nations

Animals should be granted the dignity of living their own lives in their own habitats independant of man's agenda for them.

The Way I Was Brought Up

This shows how I was raised by my Grandparents anf trheir for nature

Why Protecting Wildlife Is Important To Me

The animals that share this fragile planet with us deserve the right to live just as we do.

Saving Mother Earth

Saving Mother Earth
Feeling close to nature is my way of feeling closer to God.

Wild Animals Deserve Love, Too

People spend millions of dollars and many hours of time lavishing care, warm homes, and food on pets and other domestic animals. Wild animals deserve just as much love and attention.

Return to Yggdrasill

Return to Yggdrasill

Why Saving Wildlife Is Very Important.

Any attempt to save a living thing is awesome.

World Sans Mammals??????

Travelling around the world with children and imagine not being able to see animals?

Whoa!! I Never Thought About Why I Love Animals

Natural - It is only Natural to love Animals as I do. My story is not why, but about the day my Mother knew I meant business.

Wildlife ?

Without wildlife there is no life ....... no happy land, no need for trees or plants, no sounds of birds, no sounds of hooves or paws, no sharing of earth's treasures, no need for oceans, or mountains or sky.

SCAMP HILL

WE LIVE ON THE KNOLL WITH OUR 2 FELINES WITH NATURE...

Midnight Mourning

Midnight Mourning
The world recognizes both noon and midnight.

Life is a Precious Gift

I see all life on this planet as a gift that should not be wasted...

Mother Earth

Chief Seattle said: "The Earth does not belong to us! We belong to the Earth!!!

Teddy Roosevelt

In his time, being able to go into the wilderness saved him from insanity. I feel that the wilderness and wildlife is priceless, hence no dollar tag can be placed on it. That drives those with closed eyes mad.

MY SONS

MY SONS
Mankind has always destroyed.

Living Together

Living Together
I agree with Ms. Flick, I think it is important to preserve all life for future generations to enjoy and celebrate.

Our animals need our protection!

I believe that we NEED the Endangered Species Act to protect animals from disappearing before our childrens' children even get to see them.

Protecting the environment is the right thing to do.

Protecting the environment is the right thing to do.
Since childhood, I have always loved animals and that started my interest in the environment.

It's our responsibility

We humans were given the brains and capabilities to advance and grow.

Wolf Sighting

I was traveling the Alaskan Highway on my first trip to Alaska.

Innocent Beings

Innocent Beings
Innocent Beings

Why Wildlife Matters

Because it is all a creation of the Creator.

Wildlife: God's Creation

I believe that God created all life and we are the protectors of the wildlife.

My Father

My Father

The Lord God made them all

We have a responsibility to protect all of Gods creatures.

The Beauty of Wolves

The Beauty of Wolves
Wolves are magnificant, complex social creatures that must be protected.

I LOVE ANIMALS

I LOVE ANIMALS

Reason to protect animals

Reason to protect animals
Reason to protect animals

my brothers and sisters

they need our respect and now our protection

Humans as stewards

Humans have become the stewards of this world.

God's Gift

If your Grandma, mother or someone you cared for gave you a gift, would you tear it up or destroy it?

The Joy in Seeing Wildlife

The joy experienced as a child lives on in my memory. I want others to have the same opportunity.

Wildlife and Spirituality

Wildlife and Spirituality
If we let the Endangered Species Act fall by the wayside, we are in big trouble! When the animals are gone, our own extinction is not far behind.

Once they are gone, they are gone!

America's Wildlife is and should be as important to all Americans who love this country.

This I Believe

Wildlife are just as important and valuable as humans are!

Part of Evolution---

Who knows what part of the overall picture animals were meant to play---??

The Peace of Nature

The Peace of Nature

Touching and being touched

On Dec 5 1991 I reported in to my new unit at Fort Drum NY, just fifteen minutes from the Canadian border by car. It is a very cold area and even that early in the year there was not a blade of grass to be seen everything was covered in white.

My sons.

My sons.
My sons.

The interdependent web of all existence

Our human lives are closely interwoven with all life forms on this planet we call home.

The Shadow; Dedicated to the Wolf, King of the Wilderness

The Shadow; Dedicated to the Wolf, King of the Wilderness
This is a poem I wrote after my first experience with the wolves of Yellowstone. But, it wasn't just the wolves that brought a tear to my eye. It was seeing beauty I thought I would never see and watching the animals that live there.

Wildlife is Precious

Wildlife is Precious
If we don't protect them who will and they will be gone forever.

My Love for Wildlife

It makes me smile and feel joyful.

Love of the bear

Love of the bear
I have loved polar bears all my life.