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Extinct Animal Found Alive and Well in New Zealand | I Fucking Love Science

Extinct Animal Found Alive and Well in New Zealand | I Fucking Love Science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A tiny marine animal that was thought to be extinct for the past four million years has just been found living in New Zealand. 

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Newborn orca calves make waves in Pacific Northwest

Newborn orca calves make waves in Pacific Northwest | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These 2 bundles of joy are symbols of hope for the endangered population of orcas that live in the waters between Washington and British Columbia.

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http://uk.whales.org/petitions/iceland-whale-nation

http://uk.whales.org/petitions/iceland-whale-nation | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More and more Icelanders are speaking up for whales and against whaling - they need your support! Sign the petition.

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4 Clever (and Kind of Sad) Ways Animals Adapt to Humans

4 Clever (and Kind of Sad) Ways Animals Adapt to Humans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study suggests orangutans travel logging roads as a way to save energy—and they aren't the only animals taking advantage of humans' changes to the natural world.

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Watch Wild Elephant Awaken After Being Saved From Poison Arrow

Watch Wild Elephant Awaken After Being Saved From Poison Arrow | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As we were leaving the scene in the helicopter, the elephant got to his feet and turned to face us, lifting his trunk as if to say, "Go away and stop bothering me!" Or maybe, " Thank you."

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To Save Coral Reefs, First Save the Mangroves

To Save Coral Reefs, First Save the Mangroves | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are in danger of bleaching in open water, but in the sheltering roots of mangroves, some have found a home.

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Le poisson dinosaure - Version intégrale | ICI EXPLORA

Le poisson dinosaure - Version intégrale | ICI EXPLORA | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Extrait vidéo - En 1938, une relique vivante de la préhistoire a été découverte : un énorme poisson mauve pourvu d'appendices ressemblant à des membres à la place des nageoires.

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Zimbabwe Planning to Boost Its Sales of Baby Elephants, Sources Say

Zimbabwe Planning to Boost Its Sales of Baby Elephants, Sources Say | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe embraces lucrative export of baby elephants as more humane than lethal culling.

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Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A photographer caught the 130-pound monster on camera in November off the southern California coast.

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Why you should care about whale poo

Why you should care about whale poo | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Whales have a surprising and important job, says marine biologist Asha de Vos: these massive creatures are ecosystem engineers, keeping the oceans healthy and stable by ... well, by pooping, for a start. Learn from de Vos, a TED Fellow, about the undervalued work that whales do to help maintain the stability and health of our seas -- and our planet.

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Face-Off With a Deadly Predator

Face-Off With a Deadly Predator | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Paul Nicklen describes his most amazing experience as a National Geographic photographer - coming face-to-face with one of Antarctica's most vicious predators.

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Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up In The Philippines

Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Up In The Philippines | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Very little is known about the megamouth shark, an extremely rare species of deepwater shark that was first discovered in 1976

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18 most bizarre pigeon breeds

18 most bizarre pigeon breeds | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating 'fancy' breeds of domestic animals, humans can get a little, uh, eccentric. That's definitely the case with these surprising pigeons!

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600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help

600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As California's drought endangers Chinook salmon, fisheries officials release 600,000 baby salmon into the Sacramento River, triple the usual number, in hopes that many return to spawn.

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Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
UPDATE: The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. Detailed update at bottom.Original post:Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan's sham 'scientific whaling' programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court!At 10am, th

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Imperiled Monarch Butterflies Get $3.2 Million From U.S. Government

Imperiled Monarch Butterflies Get $3.2 Million From U.S. Government | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The U.S. government will commit millions of dollars to the fight to save monarch butterflies. 
 

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World's rarest sea turtle found washed up on Devon beach - Telegraph

World's rarest sea turtle found washed up on Devon beach - Telegraph | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Man discovers dead Kemp's ridley sea turtle - the rarest in the world - while on seaside walk on Green Cliff beach, Devon

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Whales, fed up with being fished, take revenge on fishermen

Whales, fed up with being fished, take revenge on fishermen | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In Alaska, once overfished sperm whales are striking back against fishermen by eating all of their fish. This is one whale's tale.

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How the Wild Dolphin Feeding Industry Threatens This Species’ Survival

How the Wild Dolphin Feeding Industry Threatens This Species’ Survival | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Australia’s feed wild dolphin tourism industry seems to have remained under the radar for the last couple of decades, with little information out there assessing the long-term conservation and welfare impacts on both dolphins and humans.

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Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Camera traps recently captured one of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, in Yosemite National Park.

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How much do you know about bats?

How much do you know about bats? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These night fliers are creatures of myth and mystery. And yet they're an invaluable part of ecosystems worldwide. Test your knowledge of these fascinating creatures.

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This adorable baby squirrel is a rare species

This adorable baby squirrel is a rare species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The San Joaquin antelope squirrel lives in California's arid landscapes, and is facing some all too common threats.

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Long-necked 'dragon' discovered in China: Dinosaur's lightweight neck spanned half the length of its body

Long-necked 'dragon' discovered in China: Dinosaur's lightweight neck spanned half the length of its body | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a skeleton found in China. The new species belongs to a group of dinosaurs called mamenchisaurids, known for their extremely long necks sometimes measuring up to half the length of their bodies. Most sauropods, or long-necked dinosaurs, have necks only about one third the length of their bodies.

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