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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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These fish are eating the plastic you throw into the ocean

These fish are eating the plastic you throw into the ocean | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Thanks for cleaning up after us, guys! And, uh, sorry.

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The $1m holiday to visit the world's most endangered species - all in the lap ... - Daily Mail

The $1m holiday to visit the world's most endangered species - all in the lap ... - Daily Mail | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard At One Guy's Non-Attempt To Save The Planet

Never Before Have I Laughed So Hard At One Guy's Non-Attempt To Save The Planet | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Don't do what this guy did.

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Indonesian religious leaders issue 'fatwa' against killing endangered species

Indonesian religious leaders issue 'fatwa' against killing endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Here's a first for Indonesia, a country of around 240 million people with big environmental issues.

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Alaska wants the humpback whale off the Endangered Species list

Alaska wants the humpback whale off the Endangered Species list | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Delisting the whale could open new territory for oil exploration.

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Carbon dioxide pollution just killed 10 million scallops

Carbon dioxide pollution just killed 10 million scallops | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
An oyster producer in British Columbia has lost three years' worth of bivalves -- the latest in a growing line of commercial shellfish collapses linked to ocean acidification.

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Return to freedom: Inside a wild horse sanctuary

Return to freedom: Inside a wild horse sanctuary | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
TreeHugger visited a wild horse sanctuary in California. Check out the mustangs we met, and the mission behind this nonprofit.

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Revolutionary naming system for all life on earth proposed: Based on the genetic sequence of organisms

Revolutionary naming system for all life on earth proposed: Based on the genetic sequence of organisms | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new naming structure proposed by an American researcher moves beyond the Linnaeus system to one based on the genetic sequence of each individual organism. This creates a more robust, precise, and informative name for any organism, be it a bacterium, fungus, plant, or animal. Coded names could be permanent, as opposed to the shifting of names typical in the current biological classification system. Codes could also be assigned without the current lengthy process that is required by analyzing one organism's physical traits compared to another's. Lastly, the sequence could be assigned to viruses, bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals and would provide a standardized naming system for all life on Earth.

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This is amazing: How Wolves Change Rivers.

This is amazing: How Wolves Change Rivers. | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it

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10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification

10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Perhaps nowhere else is the immediacy of carbon emissions apparent than in the world's oceans. Just a minor change in the ocean's PH balance means mass death for these species.

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Rhino microchipping in Kenya - video

Rhinos in the Mara region of Kenya are tranquilised by rangers before a microchip is inserted into their horns to identify and trace individual animals (VIDEO: Rhino microchipping in Kenya ~ http://t.co/JOVuC1Cu3A...
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New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It diverged from its most closely related kin about 7 million years ago. (New species of crocodile discovered: http://t.co/70gf4MORdv And it's already critically endangered.)...
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Giant Mysterious Jellyfish Washes Up On Tasmanian Shores | I Fucking Love Science

Giant Mysterious Jellyfish Washes Up On Tasmanian Shores | I Fucking Love Science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Jellyfish that inhabit tropical waters, like those surrounding Tasmania, are typically on the smaller end of the spectrum. So the size of this giant jellyfish that washed up on the southern shore in Howden where it was discovered by a family enjoying a day at the beach was quite a surprise. While this type of jelly has been seen before, they have not been documented in scientific literature and so technically they are new to science.

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A Victory for the Mendocino Coast

A Victory for the Mendocino Coast | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Why it's a big deal that President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument.

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Meet the pangolin: This adorable, endangered creature needs a PR makeover - Mother Nature Network

Meet the pangolin: This adorable, endangered creature needs a PR makeover - Mother Nature Network | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network Meet the pangolin: This adorable, endangered creature needs a PR makeover Mother Nature Network There are eight different species of pangolin, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species forbids all trade...

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Death-defying elephant recovers from fourth poaching attempt

Death-defying elephant recovers from fourth poaching attempt | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Mshale the elephant's tusks weigh almost 100 pounds -- and they could fetch $16,000 on the black market. But he's not giving them up easily.

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"Rock snot" is the grossest climate change effect we’ve ever seen

"Rock snot" is the grossest climate change effect we’ve ever seen | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Look away if you’re eating, because rock snot looks like a cross between mucus and throw-up.

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When Do Invasive Species Become a Precious Resource?

When Do Invasive Species Become a Precious Resource? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Some commercial fishermen rely almost entirely on invasive species. Is that a bad thing?

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Seal deaths caused by propellers break environmental law, ministers warned

Seal deaths caused by propellers break environmental law, ministers warned | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Wildlife groups write to UK and Scottish parliaments seeking a ban on covered propellers blamed for horrific 'corkscrew' injuries

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42 countries have no laws against killing endangered sea turtles (40,000+ are 'legally' killed each year)

42 countries have no laws against killing endangered sea turtles (40,000+ are 'legally' killed each year) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
According to the IUCN Red List, all 7 species of marine turtles are endangered.

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Newly discovered marsupial the victim of fatal attraction: Due to stress hormone, males die before young are born

Newly discovered marsupial the victim of fatal attraction: Due to stress hormone, males die before young are born | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A highly sexed mouse-like marsupial in Queensland's Springbrook National Park, Australia, has been discovered by a mammalogist. The rare, Black-tailed Antechinus is a rare, mouse-like marsupial with a deadly mating habit. "A single female's brood of young will typically be sired by several fathers. But during mating, stress hormone levels rise dramatically, eventually causing the males' bodies to shut down. The males all die before their young are born," found the researchers.

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Endangered Species Plans By Ottawa Unlawful, Rules Judge - Huffington Post Canada

Endangered Species Plans By Ottawa Unlawful, Rules Judge - Huffington Post Canada | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Endangered Species Plans By Ottawa Unlawful, Rules Judge
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VANCOUVER - A Federal Court judge says Ottawa violated the federal species-at-risk law by failing to take action to protect four endangered species.

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Mutated fish have adapted to freakish amounts of toxic waste

Mutated fish have adapted to freakish amounts of toxic waste | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Orange three-eyed fish are cool in The Simpsons, but less so in real life.

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Palau to ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary "roughly the size of France"

Palau to ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary "roughly the size of France" | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
"We have no choice - the ocean is our way of life," president Remengesau said.
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Rhinos get 24h protection in the wild

Rhinos get 24h protection in the wild | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it

 

 

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