Don't Flush Tiger Forests - Toilet Paper, Supermarkets, and Indonesia's Last Tiger Habitats. A report by the World Wildlife Fund. Paseo and Livi brand products are the ones to avoid if you want to do your bit to stop flushing the forests.
We act as though animals matter only when they benefit humans. Wildlife is and should be useless in the same way art, music, poetry and even sports are useless. They are useless in the sense that they do nothing more than raise our spirits, make us laugh or cry, frighten, disturb and delight us. They connect us not just to what’s weird, different, other, but to a world where we humans do not matter nearly as much as we like to think. And that should be enough.
Oysters are a keystone species, cleaning and filtering the waters where they live, providing essential habitat for other animals and plants. In the Chesapeake Bay, one adult oyster filters out toxins and crud from 50 gallons of water per day. Now increased acidity of seawater due to rising carbon levels in the atmosphere is threatening oysters by corroding their shells.
A real-life "Octomom" off the coast of California has been declared a champion of parenting — and patience — in the animal world. After the deep-sea creature laid a clutch of eggs, she protected her babies until they hatched 4.5 years later, without even leaving to eat.