WWF April News

The April newsletter from the WWF is now available. This month's stories of interest include your last chance to submit your commitment to change before Earth Day tomorrow, and a story about the the release of endangered Humphead Wrasse back into the wild.

With Earth Day upon us, WWF is pushing to get more people to commit to change their habits and help save our habitat. There are many suggestions and personal anecdotes available at their their site. My suggestion is an easy one that will save you money and pay for itself. Replace your standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. CF bulbs are available almost everywhere now (they look like regular bulbs that have been twisted). They cost a little more than regular bulbs, but they last longer and use less energy. The money you save on your electric bill will pay for the extra cost of the bulbs at the time of purchase. These bulbs use less than half the electricity of normal bulbs and provide the same illumination. An easy way to make this change is to simply buy CF bulbs when your regular bulbs need replaced.

More than 1,000 endangered Humphead Wrasse are en route home after being rescued from poachers in the Philippines this past December. The poachers were apprehended inside Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, a national marine protected area, carrying the Wrasse along with 400 other fish. In East Asia, the giant lips of these Humphead Wrasse are considered a delicacy, which helps drive the incentive for poachers of this crazy-looking fish.


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