Feb 18, 2021

Anywhere: An Emergency appeal for primates in Texas


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From: Kenneth Kandaras, NAVS <navs@navs.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 8:59 AM
Subject: An Emergency appeal for primates in Texas
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Sanctuary Animals in Texas Need Your Help Today

Dear Liz,

The stories out of Texas are heartbreaking. The weather conditions and subsequent electrical grid failure are wreaking havoc across the state, causing untold fatalities, along with human and animal suffering. We have now learned of a new group of victims.

A catastrophic power failure at Primarily Primates, a sanctuary in San Antonio, that is home to hundreds of nonhuman primates, has led to the tragic death of numerous monkeys, lemurs and other animals who call the sanctuary their home.

Over the years, NAVS has proudly assisted Primarily Primates with the transport, habitat needs and care of primates who had previously lived their lives in laboratories.

Right now, the animals at Primarily Primates need our help more than ever.

As the staff work to simultaneously relocate animals and acquire power sources and other equipment, many of the sanctuary's residents—including many former research chimpanzees—are not able to be transported.

NAVS is preparing a grant for Primarily Primates TODAY. The money will go directly toward:

  • purchasing essential equipment and provisions for the animals, including lights and blankets;
  • providing generators, propane tanks and other portable power sources that are needed to keep the animals who cannot be moved alive in the sub-freezing temperatures; and
  • assisting Primarily Primates with further unanticipated costs associated with this tragedy.

Your gift of any size will help fund this emergency Sanctuary Fund grant—it will directly aid the animals at Primarily Primates and will help prevent the loss of further animals' lives.

Thank you for your help.

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Sincerely,

Ken Signature

Kenneth Kandaras
Executive Director

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Jan 8, 2021

Bellingham WA: 2021 Update re Quick wetland views from 2017 and 2020


This is an update regarding the Critical Areas  between East Laurel Street and Wharf Street some of which is under the jurisdiction of the BNSF Railway (see BNSF) and some under the City of Bellingham. 

A Google album contains the above photo re eagles and three other photos of the wetland showing that debris from vagrants still remains. (There is orange construction fencing along the buffer since December 2020 in connection with the City's ongoing Trestle Repair Project): https://photos.app.goo.gl/reJLxZgut3UzGLJm9

Following is my January 9, 2020 post re the wetland buffer between East Laurel Street and Wharf Street. I saw for the first time last year a pair of American Bald Eagles use the area for nesting and at least two babies fledged. Someone told me there was a third as well. Eagle visits to the nest have been observed this year but I haven't observed whether they are actually nesting. I would think there would be reports on eBird or elsewhere - I just haven't researched. 

After BNSF felled many trunks of trees in the area the day the lockdown started, I wrote to the City and received a reply from a planner saying, "I sent your information on to our complaint folks, and they’re following up." Despite my several inquiries re status, I was never informed of any remedial steps taken regarding the tree removals.

January 9, 2020 post: 


A cleanup of trash in this area was begun yesterday. Part of the property is City-owned (South Bay Trail) and the wetland buffer is property of the international Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF). Cleanup will improve conditions for plants and animals in the drainage which is essentially just yards/meters away from Bellingham Bay on the Washington coast. Cleanup should ameliorate air, land and water pollution.

January 8, 2020 1-1/2 minute view:
https://youtu.be/S5KQ3yDEiGc

Compared to 2017:

From April 2017, 40-second clip of BNSF wetland:
 https://youtu.be/C4blQmqnsXQ

 From April 2017, 3-minute view of a particular deer in sunshine:
https://youtu.be/iVIuaMxjIek