IOPWSquirrels

IOPWSquirrels

What we are

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 85% OF SQUIRRELS WORLD-WIDE ARE IN PERIL

We are a Non-Profit, Environmental Organization for the protection and welfare of Squirrels.

WE ARE A NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-POLITICAL ORGANIZATION.

This Organization was formed in recognition and appreciation of Squirrels' major contribution in developing and maintaining Earth's forests ,over a period estimated between 33 to 35 millions years, with their innate skill of burying the nuts at the optimum level in soil, so the nut can germinate and grow in a tree. As the Planet's major source of Oxygen -the vital element to support Life- the forests are priceless , so the Squirrels's work in maintaining and developing them is among the most important contributions brought to Life on the Earth.

We value their work particularly at this time when the threat of Climate Change is real and we begin to understand the positive factors that make possible the Life.

MISSION STATEMENT

- to advance the general knowledge about this species by : education, research and work with governments, policy makers and general public.

-to create a friendly environment for Squirrels in areas where their habitate interfere with humans by finding solutions of peaceful co-habitate between humans and Squirrels.

-to advocate in Squirrels' behalf and undertake activities that contribute at increasing their protection and overall welfare.

VISION

By protecting the Squirrels and their habitats and increasing their welfare we will contribute at the preservation of Planet's biodiversity while learning to know and appreciate one of our most important species of wild animals.

"Many things in nature are related and interconnected. These familiar squirrels (eastern gray squirrel) live in eastern leafy forests and eat a lot of hickory nuts, acorns, walnuts, maple seeds, and beechnuts. One of the way they store food for winter is to bury a nut here and there so deer and turkeys do not eat them all. Of course the squirrels cannot find every nut they bury. In this way, they actually plant the trees and build the forests that feed them."

National Audubon Society

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT, ALSO THERE ARE OTHER WILD SPECIES THAT BURY THE SEEDS, THE ONLY SPECIES THAT BURY THE TREE SEED AT OPTIMUM DEPTH SO THE SEED CAN GERMINATE AND BECOME A TREE IS THE SQUIRREL.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

"If the squirrels would not have been around for so long in such large numbers to accomplish the work of maintaining Planet's forests, maybe we, the humans, would not be here today to fly in Space."