Hearty congratulations to Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) on Birth of Baby Girl…. A Beautiful grandchild.
Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 rubles (about $1,000).
The money will be spent on conservation, protection and research of wild polar bears in the Russian Arctic, home to about 5,000-6,000 white bears or about a quarter of the worldwide polar bear population. Foster parents will receive a certificate and a polar bear statuette.
The campaign will begin Nov 24. WWF Russia estimates that about 500 polar bears will get "foster parents" by the end of 2012.
The money will be directed to support the "Bear Patrol" programme, under which groups of local residents patrol and prevent poaching at about 30 known polar bear habitats, including the Far Eastern Chukotka Peninsula, Dikson Island in the Kara Sea, Vaygach Island in the Arctic Ocean and Kolguyev Island in the Barents Sea.
"In the past year the number of reports about conflicts between humans and polar bears has almost tripled. Encounters between bears and human can be deadly for humans, but more often the animal dies as a result," a WWF Russia coordinator for Arctic conservation projects Mikhail Stishov said.
About 100 individuals and 120 companies took part in a similar campaign to foster parent an Amur tiger for 25,000 rubles.
Let me share the reason of it…
As I started for office In the mrng (7:25am) it was lonely (as usual) on the road. I had gone just 6-7Kms away from my home when I saw a kind of small traffic jam, cars were turning towards left side to avoid something in the middle of the road….
When I reached at that point… I was horrified to see that those two bikers who had overtaken me few minutes back are on the road…. Crushed…. Maybe …. Dead!!!!.... on the spot…. I wondered what might have happened to them, but whatever had happened with them…. Visible scene makes it sure that some bigger vehicle ran-over them…. Pieces of flesh and….. Shhh…
Due to traffic behind me I was not able to stop and see, but since morning I’m disturbed about the scene, they overtook my bike few minutes back only… 7:35am…. Lonely roads… small amount of mist… let’s say fog… cool temperature…. Don’t know from where they were coming and going to which place… but all of a sudden their destination was changed…. What happened with them could have happened with me also???? Yesterday only I had accepted my mistake and told god to do justice with me… I’m ready to accept the punishment of it…. Was this accident a hint for me…. Was it a warning… Was it a preview… or was it a forgiveness from the punishment…
May almighty lord bless & forgive those departed two souls. I was not able to have lunch today… having headache right now… day was spent soooo quietly… I’m not scared… I’m just not able to understand what happened in the morning…. I’m not able to decode the hint from heavens… I’m confused I think…