Endangered Species Day ~ Race Against Extinction May 18,2018 generationawakening Event

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4 minutes

In Honor Of ( May 18th )
Endangered Species Day

This 5K obstacle course run/walk on the boardwalk in beautiful Huntington Beach will raise awareness and funds for endangered species. If you are a business that would like to sponsor or an organization that would like a booth, please fill out the contact form or email us at info@generationawakening.org.

At the time of registration you choose the organization you would like to run for – that cause will receive 50% of your ticket price.

Location: 21579 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

@ Parking lot at Beach Blvd. & PCH

Race Against Extinction

Orange County, CA
Did you know only 3% of all charitable donations made in the U.S. go to wildlife and environmental conservation?

This is not enough, we are failing our wildlife. The time couldn’t be more urgent to take a stand (or a run) and make our voices heard loud and clear that wildlife is important to us, and we need to be doing more to protect them. Come out for a 5K obstacle course fun run on the beach to raise awareness and funds for endangered species and their habitats. Let’s make this the biggest collective RAWR for wildlife!

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:

Families, friends, co-workers, kids, and people of all ages can come out to participate in this fun and competitive setting with various contests and prizes. Complimentary water and snacks will be provided. Following the race, enjoy the music by Reggae band Cali Conscious and the various booths, a silent auction and even pet adoptions, as the other players finish. Once the race has concluded there will be an award ceremony for the top finishers (Kids & Adults) and top fundraisers – both individuals and teams, and raffle winners. This will be an exciting day with a purpose that is sure to be a memorable one!

HOW IT WORKS:

100% of raised funds go directly to protect endangered species and their habitats which will breakdown as follows:

50% of raised funds will go directly to our participating organizations that YOU choose to sign up to support their specific species or cause

50% to our projects which include educational presentations in schools promoting awareness for wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship, and supporting our ambassador’s wildlife conservation efforts around the globe. See our campaigns page for more info on our work

SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM – Registration Opens

7:30 AM – Join us for a warm-up: complimentary yoga class on the beach

8:30 AM – Registration + Photos

9:00 AM – Race begins 9am // start for kids + families @ 9:15am

10:30 -12 PM – Category Winners + Prizes, Snacks, Food Trucks, Face Painting,

pet adoptions and a performance by Cali Conscious!

CHOOSE YOUR CAUSE + SIGN UP TODAY:

PRIZES

First runner with dog across finish line:

Dogma Pet PortraitS

first stroller past the finish linE:

5 lbs. Verve coffee for

Costume prizeS:

Socks + bike bell FROM eLECTRA

TOP Kid Runners:

1ST – Womper Board Kids Body surfing board from Catch Surf – 1st prize

2ND – $50 Surf City Skates – 2nd prize

Top ADULT Runners:

1st – 2 Hornblower cruise adult tickets

2nd – Orange Theory 5 classes and swag bag

3rd – LSTN Headphones

Top fundraiserS:

2 hr. Duffy ride in Newport harbor ride – kid or adult

$100 Watergrille gift card

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Breaking! Rare Taiwanese Humpback Dolphins Are Now Protected Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act – World Animal News

Breaking News! Rare Taiwanese Humpback Dolphins Are Now Protected Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act
By WAN – May 9, 2018

Photo by Claryana Araújo, CetAsia Research Group.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has protected rare Taiwanese humpback dolphins, listing the species as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act.
The decision comes in response to a March 2016 petition from the Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, and WildEarth Guardians seeking U.S. protections to help prevent the extinction of a population that now numbers fewer than 100 individuals.
“These rare dolphins deserve every possible chance to escape extinction, and we are thrilled that the National Marine Fisheries Service has stepped up and given them the protections of the Endangered Species Act,” said Taylor Jones, endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians. “A myriad of dolphin species are at risk due to human activities, and we owe these intelligent creatures the best protections we can give them.”
Taiwanese humpback dolphins are threatened by gillnet fishing, pollution, boat traffic, and development along Taiwan’s densely populated west coast, including the proposed construction of large wind farms. An endangered listing will enable the United States to provide technical expertise and resources to support Taiwan in conserving the rare dolphin.
“This is good news that will help these rare dolphins avoid extinction. International cooperation is the key to saving certain critically endangered species,” Abel Valdivia, an ocean scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity also said in a statement. “Now that U.S. officials have made the right call on this listing, they should immediately start working with Taiwan on a recovery plan. The Endangered Species Act is a powerful tool that can still save the Taiwanese humpback dolphin and other small cetaceans struggling to survive.”
The Taiwanese humpback dolphin, also known as the Taiwanese white dolphin, is a biologically and culturally important subspecies of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin. In 2014 the service denied a previous petition to protect the Taiwanese humpback dolphin, concluding that the population was not distinct from the Chinese white dolphin, which swims in deeper waters closer to China’s coastline. New taxonomy studies, however, conclude that the Taiwanese humpback dolphin is a distinct subspecies with unique characteristics, whose numbers continue to decline to alarmingly low levels.
“This is a major victory for the Taiwanese dolphin,” said Tara Zuardo, Animal Welfare Institute senior wildlife attorney. “The Endangered Species Act will help enable the United States to provide the resources needed to help protect and conserve this imperiled population. We are grateful that the National Marine Fisheries Service recognized the need to take immediate action.”
An estimated 50% to 80% of all life on Earth is found in the oceans. More than half of marine species may be at risk of extinction by 2100 without significant conservation efforts. Despite this grave situation, the United States largely fails to protect marine species under the Endangered Species Act.
The Endangered Species Act is an effective safety net for imperiled species: It has prevented extinction for more than 90 percent of plants and animals under its care. Scientists estimate that 227 species would have gone extinct by 2006 if not for the Act’s protections. Protecting species with global distributions can help focus U.S. resources toward enforcement of international regulations and recovery of the species.

http://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-rare-taiwanese-humpback-dolphins-are-now-protected-under-the-u-s-endangered-species-act/

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Breaking! Two Suspects Apprehended In Cambodia Following Raid & Seizure Of Massive Amount Of Wildlife Products Sold on Facebook – World Animal News

BREAKING NEWS
Breaking! Two Suspects Apprehended In Cambodia Following Raid & Seizure Of Massive Amount Of Wildlife Products Sold on Facebook
By WAN – May 15, 2018

Photos from Wildlife Alliance
Two suspects were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia yesterday for smuggling illegal wildlife products, which were found during a joint-force raid on two houses in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Thursday.
As per a post by Wildlife Alliance on Friday, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team arrested the alleged wildlife traffickers who were selling parts of endangered species on Facebook.

As previously noted by WAN and supported by a statement released by Wildlife Alliance, Facebook has sadly become a dominant marketplace for buying and selling wildlife products.
According to Wildlife Alliance, in Cambodia, the problem is becoming rampant with wildlife traders easily reaching a nationwide audience in both urban and rural markets.
After investigating a Facebook page selling wildlife products, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) obtained a search warrant.
In the early morning on May 10th, the WRRT split into two teams and simultaneously surrounded two houses containing wildlife products. The WRRT searched the homes and found a staggering amount of native and imported wildlife products including leopard, clouded leopard and sun bear pelts; elephant ivory; tiger claws and whiskers; sun bear and Asiatic black bear claws and gallbladder; elephant, leopard, black bear, sun bear, muntjac, sambar, porcupine and macaque skulls and skull parts (56 total); porcupine stomach and whiskers; hippopotamus teeth; 72 wild pig tusks; and a variety of other wildlife products.
As explained in the Phnom Perth Post, article 49 of the Forestry Law prohibits the processing, hunting, transporting and trading of rare species, while the Law on Natural Protected Areas legislates for a one-to-five-year prison sentence and a fine of between 3,750.00 to $25,000.00 for those who prey on endangered species.

http://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-two-suspects-apprehended-in-cambodia-following-raid-seizure-of-massive-amount-of-wildlife-products-sold-on-facebook/

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