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Venezuela is Protecting Biodiversity « Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S.

Venezuela is Protecting Biodiversity « Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Venezuela’s National Director of Biological Diversity, Jesús Manzanillo, said yesterday that the country’s strategic conservation plan is paying special... (RT @oce_enviro: #Venezuela is protecting biodiversity.

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Le Venezuela a annoncé son plan de protection de la biodiversité en janvier dernier -

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20+ Shocking Photos Showing How Bad Pollution In China Has Become

20+ Shocking Photos Showing How Bad Pollution In China Has Become | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. These shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China.

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15 endangered animals to watch in 2015

15 endangered animals to watch in 2015 | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Meet 15 rare animal species whose futures could be determined — for better or worse — in 2015.

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Grand Canyon Gray Wolf May Have Been Shot Dead | IFLScience

Grand Canyon Gray Wolf May Have Been Shot Dead | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We could be in for some deeply saddening news shortly as a northern gray wolf has been shot and killed in Utah, and wildlife groups fear that it could be the same animal that was spotted recently in the Grand Canyon - the first wolf seen in the area for 75 years.

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World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface

World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The unknown species is believed to be a snailfish with 'large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog.'

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Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast

Porcupine Image, Oregon Coast | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A porcupine's quills curl around its body in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

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Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World

Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In honor of Monkey Day, National Geographic photo editors choose their favorite primate pictures from our archive.

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/[news-article]/[weird-wild-article]/2014/12/141205-janus-cat-two-faced-frank-louie-animals-science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The famous Frank and Louie, whose genetic mutation gave it two faces, died at 15.

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Timelapse video creates a requiem for this spectacular ice cave

Timelapse video creates a requiem for this spectacular ice cave | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Images from inside the ice caves and a powerful narrative highlight the beauty, scale and impermanence of the Sandy Glacier Cave system in Oregon.

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Photographer zooms in on unique coastal wolves of British Columbia

Photographer zooms in on unique coastal wolves of British Columbia | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Wolves living on the coastline of the Pacific Northwest have specialized in enough ways to be considered an unofficial subspecies of grey wolf. Conservation photographer April Bencze zeroes in on their lives and needs.

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Why do butterflies and moths have such detailed wings?

Why do butterflies and moths have such detailed wings? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The designs are beautiful — and even more interesting is the story behind them.

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First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal | IFLScience

First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Anglerfish are most well-known for the bioluminescent protrusion off the heads of females. As light is scarce in the deep sea, prey are attracted to the light, and they quickly get eaten. Because this area is so dark, scientists have not been able to gather a lot of information about how these fish actually live, until now.

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15 birds with snazzier hairdos than you

15 birds with snazzier hairdos than you | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These birds know how to work it! These species have feathery 'dos that would make any '80s TV star jealous.

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New Proposal to Protect Alaskan Wilderness Most Sweeping in Decades

New Proposal to Protect Alaskan Wilderness Most Sweeping in Decades | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama's proposal to transform the oil-rich portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a wilderness area is just the first of two announcements this week that may clarify the president's position on oil development in the Arctic.

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Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Landsat and Google Earth Engine collaborate to create time-lapse videos from over 40 years of data collection.

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How a DVD Case Killed a Whale

How a DVD Case Killed a Whale | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The growing mass of plastic sea trash can have fatal consequences for dolphins, whales, and other marine life.

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Top 10 New Species of 2014 | IFLScience

Top 10 New Species of 2014 | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As 2014 draws to a close, let's take a look back and celebrate the top 10 announcements of newly discovered species from the past year. These aren't presented in any particular order, because they're all pretty great.
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After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More than 90,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans, threatening tigers, dolphins in this World Heritage Site.

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What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Hares are less social than bunnies, and their lively courtship and skittish behavior likely inspired the term

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9 amazing macro photos of insects

9 amazing macro photos of insects | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey is outdoing itself on Flickr with more phenomenal photos showing every detail of these tiny critters.

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Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant

Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A three-eyed fish has been caught near a nuclear power plant in Argentina - just like Blinky, the three-eyed fish in The Simpsons.

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Watch A Man Deliver Three Baby Sharks From Dead Mother With Emergency C-Section | IFLScience

Watch A Man Deliver Three Baby Sharks From Dead Mother With Emergency C-Section | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Beach-goers in Cape Town, Africa had an unexpected find when they stumbled across a dead shark lying washed close to shore. Upon close inspection, they noticed the shark's stomach moving, and decided to investigate. They cut open the shark's abdomen, and found three baby sharks inside.    

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Lucy, 3,2 millions d'années dont 40 de célébrité | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Lucy, 3,2 millions d'années dont 40 de célébrité | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Il y a 40 ans, une équipe de chercheurs mettait au jour un fossile vieux de 3,2 millions d'années dans la région de l'Afar, en Éthiopie. Ce fossile allait devenir un personnage célèbre dans le monde entier : Lucy.

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Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience

Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date.  In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason. 

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Revealed: The world's 10 most endangered species

Revealed: The world's 10 most endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Snakes, butterflies, and a number of exotic fish are on the brink of extinction, according to the latest list of the world's most endangered species.

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