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Camera trap captures stunning footage of a rare Javan leopard

Camera trap captures stunning footage of a rare Javan leopard | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Unlike some previous footage, fleeting and grainy, here we're lucky enough to see a Javan leopard getting all cozy in front of the camera. (#Unlike some previous footage, fleeting and grainy, here we're lucky enough to see a Javan leopard getting...

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals

Australia's vast kelp forests devastated by marine heatwave, study reveals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
About 90% of forests off the western coast were wiped out between 2011 and 2013, posing a threat to biodiversity and the marine economy, say scientists
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Whales Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

Seven six species of the marine mammals have been seen clinging to the dead body of a likely friend or relative, a new study says.
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11 odd ways we protect endangered species

11 odd ways we protect endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In an attempt to save the critically endangered black-footed ferret, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to use drones to drop vaccine-laced cand
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New Spider With Horned Fangs Found in Dinosaur-Era Amber

New Spider With Horned Fangs Found in Dinosaur-Era Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The recently discovered species hails from the Late Cretaceous period and is notable for its bizarre body forms.
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Drones to unleash vaccine-laced M&Ms over Montana to save struggling ferrets

Drones to unleash vaccine-laced M&Ms over Montana to save struggling ferrets | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In a plot that would make Willy Wonka proud, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is deploying autonomous flying gumball machines loaded with candy to save one of North America’s rarest mammals.
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Deux baleines noires au nord d'Anticosti : des scientifiques appellent à la prudence

Deux baleines noires au nord d'Anticosti : des scientifiques appellent à la prudence | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deux baleines noires ont été observées par une équipe de la Station de recherche des îles Mingan, jeudi. Les mammifères se trouvaient dans le détroit de Jacques-Cartier, au nord de l'île d'Anticosti.
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14 feral horse colonies from around the world

14 feral horse colonies from around the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
From mustangs to brumbies, here's a look at just a few of the most well-known feral horse and pony populations around the world.
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Tentative de sauvetage d’un jeune béluga échoué vivant | Baleines en direct

Tentative de sauvetage d’un jeune béluga échoué vivant | Baleines en direct | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une famille à Rivière-du-Loup est tombée sur un jeune béluga échoué vivant hier. La jeune femelle a été remise à l'eau dans un groupe de bélugas.
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This gentlest of giants, is at least 2,000 years old. Respect!

This gentlest of giants, is at least 2,000 years old. Respect! | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
From oldest to tallest to most sacred and more, in celebration of Arbor Day we present a brief who's-who of arboreal heros.
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Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature

Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The husband and wife have spent 25 years buying up wasteland farmers no longer wanted; now elephants, tigers and leopards roam free there.
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New research reveals that every sperm whale in the world descended from a single female.http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/sperm-whales-have-eve

New research reveals that every sperm whale in the world descended from a single female.http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/sperm-whales-have-eve | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas

Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study found "bright spots" where corals are thriving, despite global bleaching events.
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Condors Reach New Milestone of Survival, Thanks to Tree-Climbing Biologists

Condors Reach New Milestone of Survival, Thanks to Tree-Climbing Biologists | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Condor climbers scramble up redwoods to give a helping hand to North America’s largest bird, a pink-headed giant that has managed to survive since the Pleistocene.  
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Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells

Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason, paleontologists learn.
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L'orignal, chez lui | Stéphanie Morin | Plein air

L'orignal, chez lui | Stéphanie Morin | Plein air | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
«On n'a peut-être pas autant d'orignaux au kilomètre carré que dans la réserve faunique de Matane ou de Rimouski, mais les nôtres sont plus beaux. Et plus gros.»
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Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers

Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Orchids are an incredibly diverse family of plants. Here's a guide to understanding what makes them so special.
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A Fossil Snake With Four Legs

A Fossil Snake With Four Legs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Snakes can famously disarticulate their jaws, and open their mouths to extreme widths. David Martill from the University of Portsmouth did his best impression of this trick while walking through th…
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The fish of your nightmares is lurking in the sands of Virginia Beach

The fish of your nightmares is lurking in the sands of Virginia Beach | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The stargazer, traditionally found in shallow and deep waters, is now haunting sandy beaches.
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UK's oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs

UK's oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage, a new, unique study shows. Therefore, say researchers, deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs.
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Two Of The World's Rarest Tigers Have Been Born At London Zoo

Two Of The World's Rarest Tigers Have Been Born At London Zoo | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
On Monday morning, June 27, ZSL London Zoo's seven-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to two cubs.
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Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change

Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
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Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber

Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Bone, tissue, and feathers show the almost 100-million-year-old wings are remarkably similar to those on modern birds.
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Great White Sharks Invade This Town Every Summer

Great White Sharks Invade This Town Every Summer | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Cape Cod braces for another great white summer. “It’s not if, it’s when, in terms of somebody being fatally attacked,” says the biologist who tracks these predators.
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