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Wer kennt es nicht, einen schönen Strandtag von Morgens bis Abends an einem Naturstrand wie „Es Trenc“ im Süden Mallorcas zu verbringen und Sonne und Meer zu genießen! Natürlich dürfen Getränke und etwas zu Essen nicht fehlen.

Immer wieder habe ich beobachtet wie Strandbesucher ihr Essen bspw in Alufolie verpackt, diese nach dem Verzehr in den Sand legten und nach dem Strandbesuch nicht mitgenommen haben. Diese Form von Ignoranz und Umweltbelastung ist ein Teil des ganzen Problems. Neben Unrat, den wir Tag für Tag vom Strand selbst beseitigten, haben wir auch aus dem Meer zahlreichen Müll „gefischt“. Vorrangig Deckel verschiedenster Arten, Strohhalme, kleine Plastikröhrchen die scheinbar von Lollis stammten, schwarze Tüten, weiße Tüten afrikanischer Herkunft etc.

Das Auge wird von Jahr zu Jahr geschulter und somit gibt es keinen Strandspaziergang mehr ohne Müll sammeln. Praktischerweise findet man auf jedem dieser Spaziergänge eine Tüte, welche angespült wird, um den restlichen Müll darin zu tragen – etwas Sarkasmus sei an dieser Stelle erlaubt.

Ich habe mich mit diversen Menschen ausgetauscht und es wurde sogar davon berichtet, dass an diversen Stränden regelrechte „Plastikwellen“ ankommen, es häuft sich der angespülte Müll im Sand.

Dieses Problem ist kein lokales Problem der Baleareninsel, sondern ein globales Problem, welches täglich, nein stündlich wächst und die Menschheit an Ihrer eigenen Bequemlichkeit und der Wegwerfmentalität zu Grunde gehen lässt.

Es dauert nicht mehr lange und die Anzahl von Plastik in unseren Ozeanen übersteigt die der Lebewesen!

 


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Our planet is way too small to feed all humans with their different needs, wishes and expectations!
We are still exploiting our beautiful planet earth to the maximum.

We all hear about environmental things, but the moment we hear them or read about them, we forget them and do not take care, as we always think, that it will have „no impact on me“. A fatal error and delusion!

Everything happens just right now, in this moment!!!

We face …

  • global warming
  • exploitation of fossil fuels
  • exploitation of nature
  • offshore drilling
  • deforestation of the rainforest
  • climate change
  • overpopulation
  • … please add yours …

Watch the documentary „Before the Flood“ from Leonardo di Caprio and #ThinkAbout #BeTheChange
It is free until 6th November on National Geographic.

In English Language
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/videos/before-the-flood/

In German Language
http://www.natgeotv.com/de/dokumentationen/natgeo/before-the-flood/videos/before-the-flood-die-ganze-dokumentation


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Today I want to write some words about the efforts from an activist I became friends with, his name is Marc Zimmermann.
He is one of the people like myself caring about our environment, about nature, about animals and people and he knows about the coherencies of things happening in one place with the effects taking place somewhere else! We met during the #EmptyTheTanks worldwide protesting together for the dolphins and the closing of all dolphin facilities worldwide.
Since ever then we were in close contact and were exchanging ideas and experiences regarding animal welfare. Some short time ago, he decided to found a travel agency focused on sustainability for nature and the animals living in the respective countries.

For those who are interested in nature and wildlife traveling, I can highly recommend his experience and services.
Please take a look under yakari-travel.de

For the german speaking audience, please find an editorial below …

 

Redaktioneller Beitrag für Marc Zimmermann

Redaktioneller Beitrag für Marc Zimmermann


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If you look at history, since ever humans entered the „stage of life“ imprisonment and enslavement was ever-present!
No matter if enslaving their own species starting in the middle ages or in the modern era, human mankind always tried to depress certain people, groups or other species in order to accomplish personal benefits and show dominance.

Why? I have no answer to this, as I am raised to live in harmony with other people, species and our environment and nature. There is no, „you“ or „me“ – it should always be a „we“ or „us“ with respect!

Well coming back to enslaving and depressing species, we were confronted with 2 tragic, senseless and unnecessary incidents in zoos. The first was a suicide in Santiago de Chile / Chile, where a man jumped into the lion´s enclosure and tried to commit suicide. The zoo staff decided to fire live rounds at the lions, killing one male and one female lion in the process. These 2 lions did not decide to be there and they had no choice as they were enslaved innocently and senselessly killed by this incident.

The second incident was  in the US at The Cincinnati Zoo, where a western lowland gorilla was shot and killed on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. The name of the Gorilla was Harambe, who didn’t ask to be confined, he didn’t ask to be put on display for humans to gawk at and he didn’t ask for an eternity of imprisonment, nor did he ever get a choice.

„The headlines are slandering Harambe, as if he ‚aggressively‘ attempted to kill the child. The video shows him carefully checking the child out, and then what appears to be actually protecting him from the crowds of screaming humans. If he wanted to kill the child, he would have. Harambe shouldn’t have lost his life, because he shouldn’t have been in a zoo in the first place. Zoos are disgusting, money-making machines that imprison animals against their will. No amount of enrichment can ever equate to a life of freedom for an animal.
Incidents like this wouldn’t happen if zoos didn’t exist. People wouldn’t justify imprisoning animals for conversation purposes if poaching didn’t exist. Poaching wouldn’t exist if ignorant, selfish and/or dumb consumers didn’t purchase animal and wildlife products. Stop consuming, stop supporting animal exploitation and stop being so selfish.“
Quote: Ashely Avci via Facebook; 30th May 2016

Start reflecting about your daily behaviour, is it only a „me“ or a „we“ behaviour, you are living each day?!


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Oil and garbage pollution in the water.

Urheber: eevl

Deforestation logging of rainforest in Malaysia

Urheber: Richard Carey

 

There once was a British pop band who had lyrics saying „The world is my oyster“. The world is fortunately still existing, but it lies in ruins.

Our planet once provided us humans with everything we needed in abundance. There was enough clean water in the rivers for us to drink. There was clean water in our oceans to provide us with plenty of fish to eat. There were enough fruits in nature and berries in the woods we could collect to satisfy our hunger. There were animals to be hunted and feed our children!

Piece by piece this construct was destroyed by humans. Mother earth was not made for more than 7 billion people living on it, still growing. The industrial revolution brought progress to us, made things allegedly easier for us, yes. But on the other hand air pollution and water pollution started in a way we did not think about at that point of time.

Our once called „blue planet“ cannot handle this vast amount of people anymore! More and more people gaining financial prosperity, also in countries that once were called third world countries want to participate in this wealth. They want meat, with this the factory farming gets bigger and bigger and more perverted every day. Our oceans show more and more signs that they fight back, they are dirty and polluted.

Mother earth becomes destroyed every day a little bit more and it cannot be „repaired“ as the destruction is irretrievable! Animal species, plant species disappear, our poles melt away and with them again precious species will disappear soon from our planet!

It is all in our own hands, but humans seem only to react when it will be too late.

If you want change, be the change, every single one of you!

Start with something and help to stop the insanity …

… of Fukushima dumping radioactive contaminated water into our oceans

… of hunting precious animals such as lions, elephants, cheetahs, gorillas, just for fun

… of drive hunts for dolphinds and small whales in Taiji / Japan

… of hunting whales in the southern oceans by Japanese whale fleets

… of plastic waste every day

… of polluting our air, driving each and every distance by car

… of showing no more respect to life, environment and our all word

…TO BE COMPLETED BY EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!

LIFE IS ONE THING, MONEY CANNOT BUY!


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