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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Cruise ship smashes into coral in Raja Ampat http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/13/cruise-ship-smashes-into-coral-in-raja-ampat.html

Cruise ship smashes into coral in Raja Ampat http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/13/cruise-ship-smashes-into-coral-in-raja-ampat.html | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Heroic dolphins could save critically endangered porpoise from extinction

Heroic dolphins could save critically endangered porpoise from extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Seal Team 6, a squad of dolphins trained by the US Navy to locate undersea mines and other submerged objects, may be the last, best chance of survival for vaquitas.
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Découverte d’un fossile « unique au monde » en Colombie

Découverte d’un fossile « unique au monde » en Colombie | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une équipe de paléontologues a trouvé, dans la cordillère des Andes, les restes d’un reptile marin vieux de 127 millions d’années.
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7 plants that could save the world

7 plants that could save the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Plants have the power to feed, shelter, fuel, heal and inspire humankind—and they can create a healthier planet in the process
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WW2 bomb craters are a home to rare and vulnerable animals

WW2 bomb craters are a home to rare and vulnerable animals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Ponds created in the holes blasted by second world war bombs are as biodiverse as natural ones, and could help preserve species as the salty pools vanish
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10 of the largest insects in the world

10 of the largest insects in the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These insects are large enough to give even seasoned entomologists a good fright. Here's our list of 10 of the largest insects alive today.
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Survival of the Sneakiest: Animal Smuggling Attempts at Airport Security

Survival of the Sneakiest: Animal Smuggling Attempts at Airport Security | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's survival of the sneakiest at airport security terminals across the world, with the latest species intercepted Monday at LAX.
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At 66 years old, Wisdom the Laysan albatross hatches another chick

At 66 years old, Wisdom the Laysan albatross hatches another chick | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Wisdom the albatross is an amazing 66 years old and still raising babies. Her newest chick just hatched on Midway Atoll.
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14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

Harvard researchers say they're just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo featuring genes of a woolly mammoth introduced into its closest livi
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Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals

Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Floating in pockets of fluid, the microbes are likely new to science and may be up to 50,000 years old, a NASA researcher says.
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What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak

What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A young seal’s playful behavior points to a broader issue: how should we interact with wild animals?
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Poaching for Abalone, Africa’s ‘White Gold,’ Reaches Fever Pitch

Poaching for Abalone, Africa’s ‘White Gold,’ Reaches Fever Pitch | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A booming illegal trade in abalone—the world’s most valuable shellfish—is fueling a social and environmental crisis in South Africa.
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Baby ‘Sea Monster’ Found Inside Fossil Mother

Baby ‘Sea Monster’ Found Inside Fossil Mother | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The long-necked pair offer rare evidence that an ancient group that included dinosaurs and birds was capable of live birth.
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Three New Species Of Bird-Eating Spiders Described

Three New Species Of Bird-Eating Spiders Described | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers have just described three new species of bird-eating spiders, one of which has a penchant for climbing trees.
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Vidéo : la Grande Barrière de corail connaît le « pire épisode de blanchissement jamais observé »

Vidéo : la Grande Barrière de corail connaît le « pire épisode de blanchissement jamais observé » | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le plus vaste récif corallien du monde se porte très mal, menacé par le développement des énergies fossiles. Scientifiques et militants lancent aujourd’hui un appel à l’Unesco.
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This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places (video)

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places (video) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet along the way.
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10 wild photos to remind you every day is World Wildlife Day

10 wild photos to remind you every day is World Wildlife Day | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Young photographers around the world share vivid imagery for World Wildlife Day 2017 — and beyond.
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La menaçante carpe asiatique est arrivée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent

La menaçante carpe asiatique est arrivée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Du propre aveu du ministère de la Forêt, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), c'était une nouvelle redoutée : la carpe asiatique, un poisson ravageur qui bouleverse les écosystèmes dans lesquels il s'installe, est bel et bien arrivée dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent.
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Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct?

Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A 43-year-old law protecting wildlife is vulnerable to opponents under the new administration, conservationists warn.
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EN IMAGES. Naissance d'un animal étrange dans un zoo polonais

EN IMAGES. Naissance d'un animal étrange dans un zoo polonais | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Un animal étrange, un aardvark (ou cochon de terre en afrikaans), vient de voir le jour dans le zoo de Wroclaw (sud-ouest de la Pologne). C
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Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces

Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Pictures of an oarfish washed ashore in the Philippines remind us how little we know about this elusive creature.
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Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference.
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Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs

Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When sunscreen chemicals wash off beach-goers, they bleach coral, stunt its growth, and sometimes kill it outright.
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L’impact du réchauffement climatique sur les animaux est sous-estimé, selon une étude | Climat : où en sommes-nous?

L’impact du réchauffement climatique sur les animaux est sous-estimé, selon une étude | Climat : où en sommes-nous? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une étude coproduite par l'Université du Queensland, en Australie, souligne que le réchauffement climatique touche les animaux de façon plus importante qu'il n'était envisagé jusqu'ici.
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Environnement. Désastreuse marée noire au sud de l'Inde

Environnement. Désastreuse marée noire au sud de l'Inde | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deux tankers sont entrés en collision fin janvier au large de Chennai, dans l’État du Tamil Nadu, libérant 100 tonnes de pétrole qui polluent maintenant le rivage sur 43 kilomètres.
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