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- WORLD RIVERS DAY
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and hopefully encourage the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Around 90% of plastics in the ocean comes from just 12 rivers. Due to its distinct colors, the Caño Cristales is also known as the river of five colors. 11 countries share the water resources of the river Nile in Africa, and the entire length of the river is a whopping 6650 km. Rivers are the lifelines of human civilizations. A river would be a reason for families to settle in villages, towns, and cities. Whenever a civilization ended, it was often due to extreme droughts. We count on them for drinking water, but many rivers are heavily polluted. They can be found from developed to developing and poor countries. The Citarum River is known as the most polluted river in the world and is located in West Java, Indonesia. Most polluted rivers in the world have one thing in common – they are located alongside large human populations with poor waste management systems. Rivers drain the land carrying with the water-flow, man-made rubbish, to join the ocean currents where plastic waste and other litter is washed out to sea. Sources: nationaltoday.com, worldriversday.com LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE OCEANS VAKOVAKO will soon fight to save the oceans. 100 % of all donations given via our app to „OCEANS” area will be transferred to related NGOs. Let’s help them expand their activities together.
- WORLD GORILLA DAY
World Gorilla Day provides an opportunity for people all over the world to come together to celebrate gorillas and commit to taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. Humans share 98.3% of the genetic code with gorillas. There are two primary species of gorilla, eastern and western, which each have two subspecies. Western gorillas are divided between western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas. Eastern gorillas are mountain gorillas and Grauer’s gorillas. The western lowland gorilla, the type of gorilla typically found in zoos, has the most robust population, with about 350,000 animals in the wild. But the mountain gorrilas are critically endangered with only around 880 in the wild. Gorilla's population has been declining for decades due to a low rate of reproduction: a female bears only 3 to 4 babies in her lifetime. Mountain gorillas live in just two isolated groups – one in the Virunga volcanoes – spanning the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and one in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, contiguous with DRC’s Sarambwe Nature Reserve. The main threat to gorillas is people and the associated increasing pressure on the gorilla's habitat. With so few individuals in the wild the mountain gorilla is listed as critically endangered. The good news is, their numbers have recently been rising. It’s not too late for us to protect our mighty mountain cousins. Sources: internationaldays.co, wwf.org.uk LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE MOST ENDANGERED VAKOVAKO will soon fight to save the most endangered. 100 % of all donations given via our app to „MOST ENDANGERED '' area will be transferred to related NGOs. Let’s help them expand their activities together.
- WORLD RHINO DAY
Every day, approximately three rhinos are killed and poached for their horns. Their numbers are in steep decline and it is sad because rhinos have no natural predators except for humans. In the last decade almost 10 thousand of these animals have been killed. There are only about 27,000 rhinos left in the wild, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. Over the years, rhinos have been hunted by poachers for their horns and blood, which is used in traditional Asian medicine and believed to contain a cure for cancer, fever, convulsions, and increased male virility. And with the middle class growing in Asian countries so is the apetite for the horns. 1977 - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) declares the trade of rhinoceros horns illegal. In 2011, the African black rhino species were declared extinct. THERE ARE FIVE SPECIES OF RHINO White and black rhinos in Africa, and the greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran rhino species in Asia. White rhinos, black rhinos, and Sumatran rhinos have two horns, but Javan rhinos have one. Rhinos’ horns are made of keratin, not bones. Four of these species are threatened with extinction and three are critically endangered which means they could go extinct in our lifetime. Sources: rhinos.org, nationaltoday.com LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE MOST ENDANGERED VAKOVAKO will soon fight to save the most endangered. 100 % of all donations given via our app to „MOST ENDANGERED '' area will be transferred to related NGOs. Let’s help them expand their activities together.
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