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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Newly Discovered Species Of Bird In The Galápagos Islands Is Already Extinct

Newly Discovered Species Of Bird In The Galápagos Islands Is Already Extinct | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers have just added another beautiful bird to the species found on the Galápagos Islands, the San Cristóbal Island Vermilion Flycatcher, only with
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Ocean Slime Spreading Quickly Across the Earth

Ocean Slime Spreading Quickly Across the Earth | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Toxic algae blooms, perhaps accelerated by ocean warming and other climate shifts, are spreading, poisoning marine life and people.
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Killer fungi: The health threat that’s creeping up on us

Killer fungi: The health threat that’s creeping up on us | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
They kill more people than malaria, and the death toll is set to rise. But we are only just starting to understand the devious ways fungi can infect us
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There's only one true wolf species in North America, says new study

Genetic analysis shows that Eastern wolves and red wolves are just hybrids of this single wolf species.
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New species of scorpionfish discovered in the Caribbean

New species of scorpionfish discovered in the Caribbean | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Living more than 100 meters below the water's surface, this newly discovered fish has evaded scuba divers for years.
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Universal ancestor of all life on Earth was only half alive

Universal ancestor of all life on Earth was only half alive | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The identification of genes likely to belong to the common ancestor of life suggests its biochemistry was incomplete, forcing it to cling to undersea vents
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L'Université de l'Alberta découvre une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure 

L'Université de l'Alberta découvre une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure  | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs de l'Université de l'Alberta ont découvert une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure en Patagonie qui permettrait de lever le voile sur la famille des mégaraptoridés.
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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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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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Rare aquatic cats that fish with their paws are on the brink of extinction

Researchers have launched a mission to find the Javan fishing cat, the rarest cat in the world.
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Look Inside an Ancient Egyptian Bird Mummy

Look Inside an Ancient Egyptian Bird Mummy | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists were shocked by what they found in the stomach of a mummified bird.
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Hypnotic new jellyfish species discovered 2.3 miles under the sea

Hypnotic new jellyfish species discovered 2.3 miles under the sea | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
An new species of jellyfish discovered in the Mariana Trench is so mesmerizing it almost looks Photoshopped.
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Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.    
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International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2016 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Deux plantes envahissantes s’ajoutent aux menaces contre le papillon monarque

Deux plantes envahissantes s’ajoutent aux menaces contre le papillon monarque | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Espace pour la vie s'engage à mieux faire connaître et protéger la biodiversité de notre planète. Ensemble, repensons le lien qui nous unit à la nature et cultivons une nouvelle façon de vivre.
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'Cat poop coffee' isn't just weird, it's also cruel

Coffee made from beans that have been partially digested by a weasel is as inhumane as it is odd.
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Are African violets in trouble?

The popularity of African violet hybrids has overshadowed the struggles of native African violets. Plus: Some basic tips on how to grow them.
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Snake Wine and Other Wild Souvenirs to Avoid

Snake Wine and Other Wild Souvenirs to Avoid | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
You might not know that these items are illegal or inhumane.
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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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