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Happy Birthday Bush Warriors!

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Note: Please play this MUST SEE video and enjoy.  This is what is at stake!

 

 

A year ago on November 13th, Bush Warriors was first launched into to the world.  This was my attempt to put the truth out there of what is really going on with our world’s wildlife.  Everyone loves nature and wildlife.  We all love lions, tigers, bears and dolphins.  We even love sharks, though we were taught to be afraid of them.  Wildlife and nature is gaining more popularity than ever, everywhere you look “a green lifestyle” is the new trend.  ‘Organic’ and ‘nature’ are buzz words surrounding corporate board rooms, the way we live,  and the food we eat.  It’s all about ‘going back to nature’.

The sad and unfortunate reality is that we are just about as far from nature as we can get.  In fact, we, as humans, are getting further from it by the minute.  Despite the growing popularity of the ‘green revolution’, species continue to be lost at unprecedented rates.  The fight to save species is not small or easy.  Many challenges block the path to success, including corruption, economics (both poverty and wealth), overconsumption of our natural resources, consumerist demand, and societal values.

Photo by Takeshi Igarashi

We live in a world where biodiversity is given due attention only when it is deemed profitable or there is some underlying financial interest in saving it.  Some even say, “What is the point in spending well needed funds on animals we know will be extinct from their natural habitat in a generation or two?”

If we truly open our eyes to see what has happened to the world around us, we will not be able to live with ourselves and the destruction of our planet that we cause on a daily basis.  Plastic bags that help us carry food from stores are killing our sea turtles, as they  are being mistaken for jellyfish.  Palm oil, as harmless as it sounds, is a real killer to many of our earth’s forests and all that inhabit them.  Yet it is widely used to give our foods a longer shelf life, so that we may enjoy our microwave popcorn.  The cost of palm oil is not just the cost of cheap, processed foods.  It is also costing us majestic creatures, like orangutans.  Valuable components of an ecosystem that also display many similar emotional and social behavior as us humans.  Now they slip into the brink of extinction and are being used, abused and slaughtered, while their natural habitat is replaced by palm oil plantations.

Rhinos and elephants, animal icons that we love so much, are systematically being murdered for their horns and tusks. In fact is its estimated that 102 elephants are being killed a day. That is almost a kilometer (over half a mile) of dead elephants on a daily basis.

Photo Credit: Michael Nicols

Since 1997, 353 new species have been discovered in the Himalayas, 1,220 in the Amazon and 1,231 in the Mekong region.  Our world has such a rich biodiversity,  and yet, with all of our knowledge and growing understanding of how fragile our ecosystems are, we are losing species before they are even discovered.

We citizens of the world must unite in a unified global voice saying, “Enough is enough.”  We must put a stop to the war taking place on our wildlife and natural world.  If we don’t, it will be lost for good and we will also lose ourselves in the process.

We need your help is educating and spreading the word. Please join our growing Bush Warriors global tribe in spreading the message.  We have created the Bush Warriors Ambassadors program that gives you tools for five second online advocacy.  All you need to do is paste our blurbs and links on your Facebook, Myspace, email, or any other social platform, and you are done. By doing this you have become an ambassador for change.

We have already grown so much in our first year, and plan to push harder and reach more people in our coming years.  Join us in our efforts and step up to be a voice for wildlife today!

Asante Sana

Dori & The Bush Warriors Clan

Letter From the Founder In Response to Dixie Water Story

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by Dori G

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for your comments regarding our story about the Dixie water project.  It’s really amazing to see how passionate people are about conservation no matter what side of the globe they live in.

It has been brought to our attention that the funds for the Dixie water project were raised by the viewers.  We were unaware of this information at the time that we wrote this article back in July, but wish to clarify that fact now.  We apologize for this error to all of the viewers, fans, and supporters who worked so hard to raise this money.  Your efforts should not be overlooked, as they are very important, and we have corrected the post.  For those of you who are wondering if we Bush Warriors has a stake in WildEarth, the answer is no.  Like all of you, we are passionate about wildlife and think it’s important for people to connect with it.

The Dixie uproar is a perfect example that illustrates how people have the power to change anything, when they unite for a cause they believe in.  It is now time for us, the people of the world, to take a stand for our world’s wildlife and make it known that we will not let it diminish and be wiped out.

When our wildlife and nature will be gone so will we.  Take a look at this video, it says it all……

As parents, grandparents, and citizens of the world, we must rise up, take a stand and become a unified global voice for our wildlife, as they do not speak our language.  My aim in starting Bush Warriors is to create awareness and unify people around the globe to become the voice for those who can’t speak.  Now with social media platforms such as Facebook the world has shrunk into a boundaryless universe where we can all come together no matter how remote our physical geographical locations are. This is a historical moment in time, because for the the first time in our worlds history that people can unify globally and become a force that will have to be recognized by governments worldwide.

Together as global citizens we can all come together in large numbers and can create enough noise and awareness to put a stop to the abuse of our wildlife and the loss of nature that has been taken from us over  the last 100 years.  It took our ecosystem millions of  years to evolve.  It is unacceptable that in less than 100 years it will all be gone.  We must rise us and take a stand and educate everyone around us including our politicians and leaders, because in this day and age, it’s the global community that will rule  and we must remember that.

When enough people care about a cause, things get done.  I ask each and every one of you to rise us and take a stand for our world’s wildlife.  The first step is education and letting people know what is really happening. We can no longer sits around  sip our lattes or check our emails for the latest Groupon, while all this distraction is happening around us.

We at Bush Warriors are committed to educating and sharing with the world about that the real state of our wildlife and the natural world.  We ask you to spread the word and share with your community our daily posts. Additionally  through the Organization of the Day, we bring you close to some of the most charismatic and passionate organizations who are on the front lines of conservation and education.  While our Photo of the Day is to show you the true beauty of our wildlife, how nature intended it to be.

We recently created a US-based non-profit whose purpose is to raise funds and support these groups and many others who are on the front lines saving our wildlife, as well as educating the communities they coexist with. Whether you are interested in volunteering your time, skill, resources, or donating funds, please keep in touch with us because its when we are united that change happens.

Please  join us on our Facebook to lean more, or visit our blog as often as you can. You can also subscribe to our emails or become an Ambassador for change.  At this point we cannot wait any longer.  It’s time for us to start the change, educating one person at a time.

Thank you for taking a stand for our world’s wildlife.

Respectfully yours,
Dori Gurwitz
Founder
Bush Warriors

 

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