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Island biodiversity centre launched

Island biodiversity centre launched | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new biodiversity centre, which will hold natural history records going back more than 200 years, opens in Jersey.

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Un nouveau centre de la biodiversité vient d'ouvrir à Jersey, UK

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years

Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We live an average of 71 years—a drop in the bucket compared with some of nature's life spans.
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Snakes found hunting in packs

Snakes found hunting in packs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists aren't yet sure if this is a unique phenomenon or if it's something all snakes are capable of.
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Rare argonaut octopus washes ashore

Rare argonaut octopus washes ashore | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Also known as a paper nautilus, an argonaut octopus was saved by a beachgoer in Hawaii who returned it to the ocean.
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Photographer waited in a river nightly for 4 years to get this singular shot of a beaver

Photographer waited in a river nightly for 4 years to get this singular shot of a beaver | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Donning snorkeling gear and weights, Louis-Marie Preau would lie motionless on the riverbed for 2 to 3 hours a night waiting for the perfect photo.
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Pink Chicken Project

Pink Chicken Project suggests changing the colour of the entire species Gallus Gallus Domesticus to pink. When the pink chicken bones are fossilized, th
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Workers save 'exhausted' baby otter from canal

Workers save 'exhausted' baby otter from canal | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The baby otter was rescued from a canal in Phoenix, but rescue workers don't know how the little critter ended up there.
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See One of the World's Rarest Cats Captured on Camera

See One of the World's Rarest Cats Captured on Camera | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's estimated that fewer than 60 Amur Leopards are left in the wild.
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Meet the visionary who restored 5,500 acres of wrecked Texas land to paradise

Meet the visionary who restored 5,500 acres of wrecked Texas land to paradise | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, the wildly inspiring David Bamberger bought the worst land he could find with the aim of bringing it back to thriving life.
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How Social Media Saved One of the World’s Last Sumatran Rhinos

How Social Media Saved One of the World’s Last Sumatran Rhinos | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The female rhino Puntung was treated for an injury in a daring mission.
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Common caterpillar found to eat plastic shopping bags

Common caterpillar found to eat plastic shopping bags | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It could represent a biodegradable solution to the omnipresent pollution clogging our landfills.
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Espèces en péril: l'inaction d'Ottawa contestée devant les tribunaux | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Espèces menacées

Espèces en péril: l'inaction d'Ottawa contestée devant les tribunaux | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Espèces menacées | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le sort du caribou des bois et de centaines d'autres espèces en péril au Canada se réglera finalement devant les tribunaux.
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Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
After a 17-year absence, Brood VI of these bizarre insects will overrun parts of the U.S. in coming months.
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Watch: Bizarre Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm Revealed

Watch: Bizarre Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm Revealed | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists studying the giant shipworm for the first time made a truly strange discovery.
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What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?

What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and the bath toys are still washing ashore today.
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Rare 'Cyclops' Goat is Beating the Odds

Rare 'Cyclops' Goat is Beating the Odds | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Suffering from a rare and usually fatal condition, the “miracle” goat has attracted crowds of spectators in Assam, India.
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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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Video Solves Mystery of How Narwhals Use Their Tusks

Video Solves Mystery of How Narwhals Use Their Tusks | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Drone footage taken in the far northeastern regions of Canada finally sheds light on how narwhals use the massive tusks protruding from their heads.
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African lake turns animals into statues

African lake turns animals into statues | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Tanzania's Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.
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How a Deadly Prison Island Became a Natural Paradise

How a Deadly Prison Island Became a Natural Paradise | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For almost 100 years, Coíba was inhabited only by criminals and political prisoners. Now it's one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.
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15 astounding facts about trees

15 astounding facts about trees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Trees are pillars of our communities, yet few of us realize just how weird — and wonderful — these ancient power plants can be.
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Des caméras placées sur le dos de baleines montrent leur vie sous l’eau de l’Antarctique

Des caméras placées sur le dos de baleines montrent leur vie sous l’eau de l’Antarctique | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Il s’agit de comprendre comment les grands mammifères évoluent autour du pôle Sud, pour préserver efficacement leur écosystème.
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Where is your dog on the canine family tree?

Where is your dog on the canine family tree? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers map the evolution of 161 dogs with a detailed family tree and the map may be able to explain where your pet came from.
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Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts - Expand your Consciousness

Sperm Whales Found Dead In Germany, Stomachs FULL Of Plastic And Car Parts - Expand your Consciousness | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Twenty-nine sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy released. However, scientists were deeply disturbed by what they found in the animals’ stomachs. According to a press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein, many …
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Le réchauffement climatique détourne une rivière du Yukon de son lit

Le réchauffement climatique détourne une rivière du Yukon de son lit | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le réchauffement climatique a entraîné un tel retrait du glacier Kaskawulsh, au Yukon, que l'eau de fonte a changé de direction.
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California desert comes alive with wildflower 'superbloom'

California desert comes alive with wildflower 'superbloom' | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California is ablaze with colorful wildflower blooms thanks to 7 inches of winter rain.
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