Tag Archives: Defenders of Wildlife

RSPB Advert Adaptation: Humans are Welcome

‘If you build it they will come…’ Wolf-lovers may have been wondering where are all the wolves for wolf week. Well, we’ve got good news for you: it’s wolf time… and human time…

RSPB Advert Promotes Wildlife Habitats

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, wildlife and environment correspondent at the Greenygrey, in the style of Chris Packham in the human world. I noticed the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has a nice advert promoting the making of wildlife habitats in gardens; it includes the above quote, which reminds me of the Field of Dreams 1980s movie.

I was thinking that it is similar to us building the Greenygrey website and blog in the human world, hoping that you would come and treat it as a virtual world. Here’s the advert:

Defenders of Wildlife Matching Donations

While the Greenygrey world is just a virtual world, and Britain doesn’t have many big wild animals left, the U.S.A. has lots (and lots more space of course). Defenders of Wildlife is at the forefront of defending animals and habitat both in North America and around the world.

Until tomorrow, August 31st, the Defenders hierarchy are willing to match donations up to $100,000. And here’s some of the wolves you’ll be helping protect, in a nice greenygrey image, with a link (http://www.defenders.org/) to the Defenders website embedded in the photo:

Match This Wolves Banner

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Defenders of Wildlife and Flowers Gallery Art Exhibition Photos

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, arts head honcho @ Greenygrey in the absence of Andy Wolfhol. There has been a lot of greenygrey photo competition and art exhibition excitement in the last couple of days, keeping me on the edge of my easel. I couldn’t wait to report it to you, but the Greenygrey world is so busy these days I had to hold my horses.

As recorded in the ancient origins of the Greenygrey website on the services page, before the coming of the Orlovs and Yellowy art, greenygrey in the human world is most commonly found in the meeting of greeny nature and grey construction. In the non-human world it is most commonly found in greeny nature and grey stony cloud sunless sea horizons.

Over the last couple of days there was a meeting of the two, as the Defenders of Wildlife announced their wildlife photography competition results and Aesthetica reported a Cityscapes exhibition.

Defenders of Wildlife Photo Competition

While there wasn’t any greenygrey in the overall winner of the Defenders of Wildlife photo competition, it did feature heavily in one of the top photos, and vaguely in a few others.

So, I am proud to announce that the clear winner of the Greenygrey Defenders of Wildlife Photo Competition Most Greenygrey Photo was this photo by Philip Kuntz:

Landscape, © Philip Kuntz

Cityscapes, Flowers Gallery, New York

While the above photo demonstrates the essence of wild greenygrey, photo art such as the one below by David Hepher from the Aesthetica website shows stark urban greenygrey in the city; like at the bottom of the Greenygrey website biography page.

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While we prefer greenygrey in the city to have some vegetation, it is still comforting to be reminded of nature in a world devoid of vegetation. And some of the art in the Flowers Gallery exhibition does include some urban nature.

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Wolf of the Year and New Wolves get it Right… Whale

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We’re proud to announce that our Wolf of the Year 2012 is OR7, who at the end of last year became the first wild wolf in California since 1924. Moreover, it also posed for a great greenygrey gif.

Its lean appearance suggests life is hard on the wilderness road for a lone wolf in new territory, but it is probably enjoying its freedom and new experiences.

New Wolf Pups 

Cuter than Alexandr Orlov’s meerkat pups, these new wolf pups on the Defenders of Wildlife facebook page provide hope for the survival of the species, and wolves continuing to provide great greenygrey gifs.

Right Whales get it Right

And while we were wolf-watching on the Defenders of Wildlife facebook site we couldn’t help noticing one of the few remaining Right Whales having a whale of a time getting greenygreying right.

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Wolf Pup Orphan tops Wildlife News

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, newshound at the Greenygrey. We don’t usually forward Defenders of Wildlife news, but we were so moved by their story about a wolf pup (and the cute photo) that we thought we would today.

Wolf Pup Mistaken for Dog

The pup was picked up by well-intentioned campers in Idaho who thought it was a lost dog puppy. But when they took it to the local sheriff’s office it was identified as a wolf pup.

The bad news is that Defenders of Wildlife tried to find its pack for two weeks, but couldn’t locate it. The good news is that several wildlife rescue centres have offered it a home.

Good News for Wildlife

Some other good news stories in the latest Defenders of Wildlife newsletter were:

  • More land has been bought to give Florida panthers more room to roam.
  • More protection for hammerhead sharks in Costa Rican waters.
  • California condor numbers have risen from 22 to over 400 in twenty-five years.
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Werewolf of Oz is more realistic than The Grey

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Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonthehill.  I saw a trailer for a film called The Grey today, and thought it might be about our Grey, currently starring in the Werewolf of Oz, as it has been involved in such an incredibly epic soloish ramble for over a year.

The Grey is not about our Grey

As it turned out, I was doubly disappointed.  Not only is it not about our Grey, but it looks like it is about some humans trying to survive in Alaska with wolves attacking them.

I have only seen a trailer, so might be getting it wrong, and maybe the film will have a more understanding message about wolves than it looks.

The Human-Wolf Relationship is the Reverse

Hopefully most people will know that wolf attacks on humans are very rare, while wolves have been exterminated in most parts of the world with any sizeable population of humans, and have now moved to the harsh fringes of the world to try and survive.

Although we support the right to make such a film under freedom of speech, we just hope it won’t do to wolves what Jaws did to sharks.  Defenders of Wildlife are having enough trouble trying to save wolves from further persecution without films that may demonise them.

Alaska is a Battleground for Wildlife

It is also ironic that it is set in Alaska, as some members of the state have tried to continue the aerial shooting of wildlife after most states complied with it being made illegal in 1971.

On the Defenders of Wildlife website page about aerial gunning they report:

In March 2011, The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision not to allow the State of Alaska to kill wolves on Unimak Island, a part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The decision was underpinned by sound science…

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