Pilots are on Safari
This year they are going ‘On Safari’ to The West Midlands Safari Park.
Here in Hornsea we thought we would echo this theme in our weekly meetings with the Adventurers (6 – 11 year olds).
Stealth and quietness are essential skills for Safari but despite this the Pilots were able to discover 24 creatures hidden in the church and discover which were endangered.
These are just a few – can you recognise them and are they endangered?
As forest dwelling primates, orangutans are entirely dependent on the forest for their survival. Unfortunately, Indonesia and Malaysia have some of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, and logging, both legal and illegal, has seen wild populations decimated. Forest conversion for pulp and paper and palm oil plantations now pose an even bigger threat, and it is believed up to 1,000 orangutans are also killed every year, either for the pet trade, for consumption or as agricultural pests.
The Polar Bear
Because of on going and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the Endangered Species Act in May 2008. The survival and the protection of the polar bear habitat are urgent issues for WWF.
The northern white rhino shows exactly what can happen when poaching is left unchecked. Slaughtered by unscrupulous poachers for their valuable horns and for sport, only 5 remain in the entire world – and all of these in captivity. Conservationists are now resorting to desperate measures like stem cells and IVF to preserve this subspecies. It may be too late for the northern white rhino – but there’s still time to help other subspecies of rhino.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has named coral reefs as one of the life-support systems essential for our own survival. Found around coastlines in the tropics, coral reefs provide homes for about a third of all fish species on Earth and numerous other marine organisms.
CAUSES OF ENDANGERMENT – Pollution, Overexploitation and Recreation
Genesis 1:26 – 31 Makes us question if we are doing a good job or not!
The Voyagers and Navigators (Pilots aged 12 – 18+) have been on the trail of a sometimes more elusive species – FRIENDS
These are a few of the quotations we looked at – then read John 15: 14 – 17