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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Plant Biodiversity Shields Natural Ecosystems From Man-Made Perils | Sustainable Products and Practices

Plant Biodiversity Shields Natural Ecosystems From Man-Made Perils | Sustainable Products and Practices | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As Reported by April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study led by integrative biologists at the University of Guelph warns of the (Plant Biodiversity Shields Natural Ecosystems From Man-Made Perils

 

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Un étude récente suggère qu'il serait préférable de faire de la culture diversifiée plus tôt que de la monoculture -

 

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Ice Age flora extinction reveals fresh plant biodiversity clues

Ice Age flora extinction reveals fresh plant biodiversity clues | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Ice Ages caused a mass extinction of plants in south-eastern Australia around a million years ago, according to a new study that presents a fresh take on how extinction shapes biodiversity.Scientists… (Ice Age flora extinction reveals fresh plant ...

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Les changements climatiques, voir même l'extinction d'une espèce, seraient tout aussi importants que l'évolution pour la biodiversité -

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Audio Biodiversity: Now You Can Hear the Unique Sounds of 7,000 Species

Audio Biodiversity: Now You Can Hear the Unique Sounds of 7,000 Species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Audio Biodiversity: Now You Can Hear the Unique Sounds of 7,000 Species (Audio Biodiversity: Now You Can Hear the Unique Sounds of 7,000 Species http://t.co/jYPTJ2dz)...

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Quelle bonne idée: enregistrer le chant de 7,000 espèces -

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Squids 'can fly 100 feet through the air' - Telegraph

Squids 'can fly 100 feet through the air'  - Telegraph | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The oceanic squid can fly more than 100 feet through the air at speeds faster than Usain Bolt if it wants to escape predators, Japanese researchers said. (RT Awesome!

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Découverte: les calmars peuvent se propulser 100 pieds dans les airs pour échapper à un prédateur. En plus, ils peuvent le faire à une vitesse plus grande que le dernier sprinter médaillé d'or aux olympiques.

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Great white sharks become candidates for endangered species protection

Great white sharks become candidates for endangered species protection | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Great white sharks that live off the coast of California are now candidates fo... (CANDIDATES FOR CONSERVATION: California's 'most feared' may have a chance to get the protection the deserve..

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Les grands requins blancs vont bientôt être protégés -

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Le bon cou du hibou | Science | Radio-Canada.ca

Le bon cou du hibou  | Science | Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Un mystère de la nature a été résolu par des chercheurs américains : la capacité du hibou à tourner sa tête presque entièrement sur elle-même, et ce, sans arrêter la circulation sanguine dans le cerveau ni endommager ses vertèbres cervicales.

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Enfin!

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Asian Long-Horned Beetle - Biodiversity Ontario

Asian Long-Horned Beetle - Biodiversity Ontario | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Asian Long-Horned Beetle was identified in September 2003 as an invasive species attacking Ontario's trees.

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Une coccinelle indésirable - en Ontario

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Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species

Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Polar bear researchers are urging governments to start planning for rapid Arctic ecosystem change to deal with a climate change catastrophe for the animals.

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La situation est de plus en plus critique pour les ours polaires.

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In Pictures: Hedgehog health survey

In Pictures: Hedgehog health survey | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The health of the UK's hedgehogs is the key concern for a survey launched amid concerns that the spiny mammals are facing a serious decline in the UK. (Cute "@byMJWalker: Ever seen a mother hedgehog carry a hoglet?

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Des bénévoles se mobilisent pour la protection du hérisson.

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Préserver la biodiversité : la clé de la croissance économique? | Espace pour la vie – Montréal

Préserver la biodiversité : la clé de la croissance économique? | Espace pour la vie – Montréal | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Aux antipodes de la période de la révolution industrielle, on se rend compte aujourd’hui que la biodiversité et l’économie sont indissociables. La croissance économique est la pierre angulaire des économies contemporaines.

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Un rapprochement, à première vue, improbable -

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Government vows to protect reef from ships - Cool Australia

Government vows to protect reef from ships - Cool Australia | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Cool Australia is educating young Australians for a sustainable future.

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L'Australie qui protège sa Grande Barrière de Corail en empêchant l'ajout d'un nouveau port commercial.

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Britain urged to stop supporting the trade in dead polar bears

Britain urged to stop supporting the trade in dead polar bears | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Environmentalists including Chris Packham and Bear Grylls have urged Britain to drop its support for polar bear trading – claiming that the UK's opposition to a ban has contributed to thousands of the animals being hunted for rugs, trophies and...

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Qui voudrait d'un ours polaire dans son salon?

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Landscape

Landscape | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Walking with attitude... by Austin Thomas, via 500px

 

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Marcher avec confiance

 

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Amphibian study shows how biodiversity can protect against disease

Amphibian study shows how biodiversity can protect against disease | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The richer the assortment of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities, including the growth of extra legs, according...

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La présence d'une plus grande biodiversité dans un écosystème contribue significativement à la réduction des maladies, incluant celles s'attaquant aux humains -

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Provides reasons for the protection of ecosystem for genetic diversity.

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can a frog ever grow as big as a human

 

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The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade Is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin

The Biggest Mammal Victim of the Wildlife Trade Is the Adorable, Endangered Pangolin | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Pangolins are hunted both for traditional medicine and meat, which has led the IUCN to consider all eight species to be in decline.


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Un animal à l'épreuve des fourmis et des termites. En les consommant il participent à leur contrôle, donc il est très utile. Un peu trop aimé des braconiers

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Costa Rica's Biodiversity & Ecotourism - The Costa Rican Times

Costa Rica's Biodiversity & Ecotourism - The Costa Rican Times | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Costa Rican Times
Costa Rica's Biodiversity & Ecotourism
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It is pretty hard to be able to experience all of the biodiversity and micro climates in Costa Rica unless you plan on staying for a couple of months.

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Le Costa Rica utilise efficacement l'écotourisme.

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Des millions de harengs morts dans un fjord en Islande

Des millions de harengs morts dans un fjord en Islande | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Un nouveau pont serait responsable de la mort de plusieurs hargengs en Islande -

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Endangered Species of the Week: Golden lancehead - ARKive (blog)

Endangered Species of the Week: Golden lancehead - ARKive (blog) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Endangered Species of the Week: Golden lancehead
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Although its mainland relatives feed mainly on rodents, this island species has switched to a diet of birds.

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L'espèce menacée de la semaine.

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Video: Trafficked Through Thailand

Video: Trafficked Through Thailand | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The number of confiscated tigers continues to rise as Thailand, one of the world’s biggest hubs for illegal wildlife trafficking, cracks down.

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Un petit tigre drogué a été retrouvé coincé entre des chaussettes et une chemise dans la valise d'un passager. Une image qui ne laisse pas indiférent.

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Sea urchin 'trick' captures CO2

Sea urchin 'trick' captures CO2 | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system, researchers say.

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Les oursins transforment le CO2 en craie. Si on arrive à faire pareil, ce sera peut-être la solution à la polution par ce gaz..

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Alert Diver | In the Finsteps of Shackleton: Diving South Georgia Island

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Sur les traces de Shackleton. Ils s'amusent avec les phoques.

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1000 jours pour la planète | L'expansion de la rascasse volante | Radio-Canada.ca

1000 jours pour la planète | L'expansion de la rascasse volante | Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Nous vous présentons une nouvelle capsule web sur l'expansion des populations de rascasses volantes dans nos océans.

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Vidéo - C'est vrai qu'on en voit beaucoup quand on plonge, malheureusement.

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More Endangered Elephants Found Dead

More Endangered Elephants Found Dead | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities discovered the decomposing remains of another three endangered Borneo pygmy elephants on Wednesday, deepening a mystery surrounding at least 13 such deaths this month.

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Mort par empoisonnement.

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Face-Off With a Deadly Predator

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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Un prédateur apprivoisé

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Are we seeing the last flight of the condor?

Are we seeing the last flight of the condor? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Andean condor, one of the world's biggest flying birds, is in trouble. It may have a 10ft wingspan that enables it to ride warm air currents for hours at a time, but that has proved little protection against habitat destruction and hunting.

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10 pieds d'ailes ...

...et en danger d'extinction

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