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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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Parcs Canada resserre les règles d'observation des baleines

Parcs Canada resserre les règles d'observation des baleines | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Les nombreux utilisateurs du parc marin Saguenay-Saint-Laurent devront se plier à de nouvelles règles à compter de janvier 2017.
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Kunekune pigs and babydoll sheep are sustainable helpers at Yealands Winery

Miniature animals mow between the vines, while solar and bales of pruned vines create energy to run this New Zealand winery.
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Two-Headed Shark Is First of Its Kind

Two-Headed Shark Is First of Its Kind | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A rare find from the Mediterranean expands the number of animals that have been born with two heads.
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10,000 'Scrotum Frogs' Die Mysteriously in Lake Titicaca

10,000 'Scrotum Frogs' Die Mysteriously in Lake Titicaca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists are blaming pollution around the South American lake and are searching for answers.
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Life may have emerged not once, but many times on Earth

Life may have emerged not once, but many times on Earth | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Far from being a miracle that happened just once in 4 billion years, life's beginnings could have been so commonplace that it began many times over
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Dogs Rescued from Shelters, Trained To Save Endangered Species

Dogs Rescued from Shelters, Trained To Save Endangered Species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Dogs can sniff out drugs, foods and animals in airports, track criminals or rescue people from crumbled buildings or avalanches. There seems to be no end to what a dog and its nose can do -- and thanks to Working Dogs for
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They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature..

They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature.. | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In 1995, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, along with Canadian biologists, captured 14 wolves in Canada and placed them in Yellowstone National Park, where they had been extinct since 1926. Over the next few years, the number of wolves rose, but that was the least of the changes that took place in Yellowstone. The effects …
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Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.
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Reported Sighting of Extinct River Dolphin is Unlikely

Reported Sighting of Extinct River Dolphin is Unlikely | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Amateur conservationists say they may have seen a Yangtze river dolphin in China. Here's why you should be skeptical.
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Tiny but Mighty: This Ancient Greek Horse Still Exists Today

Tiny but Mighty: This Ancient Greek Horse Still Exists Today | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it

September 27, 2016 - These tiny horses may have once taken Achilles to Troy. Existing primarily on the secluded island of Skyros, the Skyrian horse, or Skyros pony, looks as if it were meant for a child. The hope is to increase the genetic pool of Skyrian horses on the island to prevent their numbers from dwindling.Read more about the origins of the semi-wild Skyrian horse and the effort to save it from extinction.

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Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a giant sanctuary for wild bees

Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a giant sanctuary for wild bees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Actor Morgan Freeman started keeping bees and planting bee-friendly plants on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch in response to declining pollinator populations.
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This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble)

This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Eco Experts and Notre Dame have compiled a list of which countries will suffer the worst impacts from climate change and which will feel a smaller impact.
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Les humains ont détruit un dixième de la nature en 25 ans

Les humains ont détruit un dixième de la nature en 25 ans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
En seulement deux décennies, les zones naturelles ont reculé de 3,3 millions de kilomètres carrés, soit deux fois la taille de l’Alaska. La cause 
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Critically endangered albatross are being eaten alive by giant house mice

The seabirds breeding on a remote Alaskan island are terrorized by mice, but one man aims to end the problem.
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Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year

Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Cattle herders kill even more leopards than poachers, in revenge for livestock attacks. So helping them protect their animals could save the rare mountain cats  
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Titanic Dinosaurs Trekked Across Antarctica to Reach Australia

Titanic Dinosaurs Trekked Across Antarctica to Reach Australia | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
New fossils have improved the family tree for long-necked dinosaurs, revealing an ancient voyage across an ice-free Antarctica.
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Ancient 'Frankenstein' bug stumps scientists

The perfectly preserved 100-million-year-old insect is unlike any other that lived on Earth.
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Air Shepherd drones keep a watchful eye over endangered species

Air Shepherd drones keep a watchful eye over endangered species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For park rangers patrolling the porous, poacher-friendly borders of Africa's national parks, conserving rhino and elephant populations is certainly a tall order. But equipped with drones, big data and high-tech infrared cameras, one group says it has the capabilities to start stemming the tide.
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TripAdvisor just took a major step to protect endangered animals and it's really inspiring

TripAdvisor just took a major step to protect endangered animals and it's really inspiring | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We applaud this move by TripAdvisor!
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Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time

Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A type of ragworm has been spotted dabbling in gardening for the first time, a behaviour that allows it to grow much bigger by unleashing more nutrition
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Eagle rescued from car grille after hurricane

Bald eagle was trapped in a car during aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
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Flesh-eating screwworms return to Florida

The devastating screwworm, once eradicated from Florida, has reappeared in a state wildlife refuge.
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What is an injurious species?

You're likely aware of endangered species and invasive species, but have you heard of injurious species?
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Famous Frog Toughie Dies, Sending Species to Extinction

Famous Frog Toughie Dies, Sending Species to Extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The tree frog's loss warns of other extinctions, says the photographer who featured the animal in his Photo Ark project.
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Rising Tide

Our goal with our newest short film, filmed entirely on the meso-american reef around the islands of Roatan and Utila in Honduras, is to show the absolute beauty…
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