1 million species threatened with extinction!

Bowdleflode News No. 13 – June 2019

Latest News report from the United Nations

One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned early in May 2019, in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever.  This is sad and worrying and it is easy to feel helpless, but there are things that every one of us can do to help.  Here are some suggestions:

1. Make your web browser tree friendly!

Really? Yes, really!

Roughly 75% of us use Google to search the internet, and Google’s very good, but it isn’t the only tool you can use to search with.  It might surprise you to know that there are several others, and all quite good too, but the one we like best at the Bowdleflodes, plants trees all over the world!

Ecosia is an Internet search engine, which organises tree planting trees by donating 80% or more of its surplus income to non-profit organisations focused on re-forestation and conservation.  Ecosia currently has one or more projects in the following countries: Peru, Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, Brazil, Morocco, Spain, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Madagascar, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Indonesia.

By May 2019 Ecosia users had planted more than 56 million trees throughout the world.  Just click on the logo above to find out more.  It won’t cost you a penny (or cent)!

2. Sponsor an Animal Adoption

More and more schools are starting to do the Bowdleflodes Project which is great news all round.  What fires up the children’s imagination even more is if their school can adopt an endangered species animal in a local zoo.  If you, or anyone you know would like to do more, then please consider sponsoring a school’s animal adoption.  We do all the hard work and your gift really encourages the School, the Children and the Parents all to focus more on protecting Endangered Species.

Last month we reported on the first Bowdleflodes Sponsored Animal Adoption at Crofton Anne Dale school in Fareham who have adopted Indeever the snow leopard at Marwell Zoo near Winchester.    Let’s hope it is the first of many!

3. Get involved

We know, having seen it first hand, how inspiring the Bowdleflodes Project can be for young children.  Whether you are a teacher or a Home Schooler, why not get your children to do the project which is wonderfully educational and great fun all at the same time?