Blakiston fish owls, with a six-foot wingspan, are the largest owls in the entire world and are close to extinction. They are found on the Russian mainland and likely in northeastern China. There are fewer than 1,900 individual Blakiston’s fish owls left alive in the world. Climate change and habitat degradation are taking a toll on this magnificent species. Their limited habitat makes it increasingly more difficult for them to hunt for salmon, trout, and lamprey. The changing climate could affect their mating and eating patterns and sadly result in starving to death.
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These owls are losing their homes and need our help. To protect Blakiston fish owls and other wildlife species from extinction, it is imperative to stop the destruction of forest areas immediately. Climate change is the greatest threat facing not just humanity, but all the animals with which we share this magnificent planet. Sign this petition to demand that the governments of Russia and Japan step in to protect the Blakiston fish owls’ habitat now!
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