16 December 2010

What about the animals


The proposed South Fraser Perimeter Road route through Burns Bog will have crippling effects to the bogs hydrology (water table) and other highly scientific issues.

BUT... What about the animals? Burns Bog is home to hundreds of nature's creatures who can't speak for themselves. What will the animals go through if the South Fraser Perimeter Road cuts through Burns Bog.

The Greater Sandhill crane, the oldest bird on Earth still in existence, is under huge threat from the road. While the bird's numbers across North America are increasing steadily, the number of cranes  nesting in Burns Bog is plummeting from habitat degradation. The South Fraser Perimeter Road would cut through the birds' nesting grounds. Mother cranes would have to walk their flightless chicks across a four-lane highway, surely leading to their tragic, preventable demise.

A term that refers to breaking lands into smaller pieces is what would happen to Burns Bog if the South Fraser Perimeter Road goes through the Bog. Habitats of larger animals like the Black-Tailed deer and Black bear will will be limited further since they prefer larger areas to rome through.

Animals that rely on wetlands for their survival will be forced to move elsewhere because in order to build a road on peatlands, you first have to drain it.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:Save our animals in Burns Bog by symbolically adopting a Burns Bog animal today. For a $33 gift to Burns bog Conservation Society, you get an official Burns Bog certificate of the adoption with great pictures of your animal, a fun fact sheet about your animal, and a thank you letter from Burns Bog.

Click here to adopt a bog animal now 

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