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January 2009

Snowy Owl Spotted 1,000 Miles From Home

Fri 30th January 2009 (0 comments)
Sitting Snowy Owl

Sitting Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl Eyes

Snowy Owl Eyes
A snowy owl has been spotted in and around the Cornish town of St Ives, making it the first appearance of the snowy owl in the south of England since 1948.

Snowy owls are normally found inhabiting areas within the Arctic Circle such as Russia, Canada and Greenland and are only rarely seen outside of the Arctic Circle when they cannot find food within their natural habitat.

Palm Oil Devastates Orang Utan Population

Sat 24th January 2009 (1 comment)
Adult Orang Utan

Adult Orang Utan

Orang Utans

Orang Utans
The Orang Utan is one of the world's largest primates, natively found in the tropical jungles of Borneo and Sumatra in the south east Asia.

For many years now there have been great concerns about the population of the wild Orang Utan with only 50,000 thought to be left roaming the exotic rainforests today, meaning that the Orang Utan is currently critically endangered and on the verge of extinction.

Earth Hour 2009

Mon 19th January 2009 (0 comments)
Earth Hour

Earth Hour

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Turn Them Off!
In 2009, at 8.30pm on March 28th, people, businesses and landmarks around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour. Earth Hour aims to involve one billion people and more than 1000 cities worldwide, all joining together in a global effort to show that it's possible to take action on global warming.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Only a year later and this event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 100 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome?s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.