Wildlife Habitat Falling To Deforestation

Wildlife around the world are under siege like never before. In many cases, the problems are escalating due to the anemic global economy. Rhinos, tigers, orangutans and many other species are critically endangered and could be extinct within just a few years. The animals in our oceans are facing the same plight. Dolphins, whales, sharks, and many other ocean dwellers are being pushed to the verge of extinction.

Sumatra elephant and tigers endangered

On the domestic side of the animal kingdom, the problems are just as daunting. Cats, dogs, horses and many other creatures are neglected, abused, and tortured by people who often are equally as abusive to people. Plus, millions of unwanted and abandoned pets and horses are killed each year. Often under inhumane and horrific conditions.

The good news is that some very brave and beautiful souls are working hard to give these creatures a voice and a chance. Celebrities and unsung heroes alike are joining hands and rising up against greed, cruelty and injustice. “The Defenders” is a multimedia project that will recognize these heroes, while inspiring others to take action. people such as Captain Paul Watson, The Barbi Twins, Ken Wahl, Paul McCartney, Yao Ming, Bruce Springsteen, and man, many others are worthy role models for all of us.

We can’t afford the time necessary to go through traditional publishers and media companies. As an “Indie” project, we can move much quicker and have much more editorial control of the content.

PHASE I
– Free e-Book. We will promote it heavily to schools, home schools, libraries, and animal lovers around the world.
– Multidimensional website that will mirror the book, while offering additional resources, forums, and networking forums. We want people to have access to the information, even if that don’t have an e-reader.
– Global Promotion. Social media, online media, and traditional media.

PHASE II
– Video production (for news, YouTube, movies, etc. We believe that The Defenders also will make a popular television show for broadcast or cable).

http://sacredseedlings.com/endangered-species/

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If you live in a winter climate like I do, you’re finding yourself stuck with indoor activities right now, so I’m going to name ten things I enjoy doing for little or no cost in the winter.These are all things that I fill my time with indoors, and each of them has little or no cost.

I don’t expect you’ll enjoy all of these. Instead, I suggest reading all of these and trying one or two of them (or more, if you like). Everyone is different and everyone has different passions.

Play a board or card game
First of all, if you associate board games and card games with endless, boring games of Monopoly from your youth, you’re missing out. Monopoly was first published in an early version in 1910. Comparing Monopoly to a modern board game is like comparing a Model T to a Lexus.

Try playing a more modern board game, like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. Look for a local hobby shop in your area and ask for a demonstration of the game if you don’t have access to a copy, just to see if you enjoy it. Board games can make for a great holiday gift.

If nothing else, a standard $1 deck of playing cards can provide lots and lots of gaming. You can play poker, euchre, pitch, bridge, rummy… the list goes on and on. There are also many, many solitaire games to play.

Read (or re-read) a book
My shelves have quite a few great unread books sitting on them, right next to a big pile of some of the greatest books I’ve ever read. There are few better ways to burn a few hours than to read a great book.

If you don’t have any books available to you, visit your local library. There are thousands upon thousands of books available there for free borrowing.

I could list hundreds of books that I’ve enjoyed over the years. The key, though, is to find something you enjoy, whether it’s something challenging or a complete page-turner. READ MORE> http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Simple-Dollar/2011/1202/Ten-free-winter-activities

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