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It’s Really Happening!

  • February 23, 2010 7:57 pm

I am getting excited! It’s been a long, interesting, educational journey to get my new products realized…but…they ARE getting realized! As I write this the images for the new Endangered Species Memory Game and the new Endangered Species 2 in 1 Puzzle Series are going to print. All made here in Toronto and greener than ever! Yahoo!
I’m in the middle of planning a big spring launch party/fundraiser too. The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada will receive a portion of all sales of the games and puzzles on the day of the launch. The hippest, most outrageously fun kid’s band EVER will be there too – Sho Mo and the Monkey Bunch !
I’ll keep you posted as to how things progress…
Here’s a mock up of what one side of one of the Endangered Species 2 in 1 Puzzle Series puzzles will look like: just click the link below!
PuzzleA_PolarBear_side1Anouk Bikkers

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Polar Bears: Shift in Habitat in the Beaufort Sea Region

  • January 27, 2010 7:50 pm

I just came across a posting from e! Science News that I felt was worth noting. There are so many articles out there about climate change, shrinking ice in the polar regions, polar bears as poster children for endangered species and global warming…
It seems clear to me after reading this article that refers to a long term study ( 27 years ) by U.S. government Minerals Management Services in the Beaufort Sea area that there is a definite change in polar bear habitat. With this change comes an increase in human – polar bear contact. Shrinking ice ( polar bears preferred habitat ) means increased sightings of bears in water and on land and near people. This is definitely NOT good news for polar bears!
Please read this article and search more on the subject if this interests/concerns you at all. It sure concerns me. Polar bear – human contact to me equals more polar bears being killed…

© Anouk Bikkers 2010

Mourning the Manatees

  • January 2, 2010 9:26 pm

This news item just crossed my inbox today. Manatees, which are classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List are dying at an alarming rate due to run -ins with boaters. This is not new news…this has been happening for years. Why has this past year been one of the worst for manatee deaths? Being listed as endangered is just one part of it…there is obviously a need for enforcement of rules and increasing the awareness of their situation.
These are vegetation – eating, gentle giants trying to mind their own business. Once again, wildlife habitat is invaded and destroyed by humans.
To read more on this topic click HERE

© anouk bikkers 2010

Smart, Thought Provoking Graphics from the WWF About Climate Change

  • December 29, 2009 11:33 am

Well, this has to go under the category of “Darn! Why didn’t I think of that” ?! The World Wildlife Fund is offering a collection of great graphics about climate change dreamed up by various artists. You can download them, use them on t shirts, on your desktop, etc. I’m a big believer in the notion that a picture says a thousand words – these definitely make you think!
Check out the site click HERE