Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A little information goes a long way
I won't go into many details. Suffice it to say that a knowledgeable writer asked me to make a post on one endangered animal--the Black Footed Ferret. As with any animal that is slowly being eradicated, the Black Footed Ferret is becoming terrifyingly scarce. Already believed to be extinct in its territories in Canada, there are only small numbers of family groups left in certain portions of the US.
I have always thought of these animals as gorgeous and elegant, and it would be a tragedy to lose them to man's machinations.
Read up. Get to know this fairly unknown animal. Go and read Angela's article Black-Footed Ferrets in Trouble. It's a very concise summary of the problems facing these creatures.
If you want, go to The World Wildlife Federation and read a detailed account of not only the Black-Footed Ferret, but of what some people are doing to protect them. Here, besides getting a little more knowledge, you can even 'adopt' your own B.F.F., and see videos documenting the ferrets' life in the wild.
And that, my friends, is it. For now.