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London zoo trawls world for mate for endangered tropical fish - The Guardian

London zoo trawls world for mate for endangered tropical fish - The Guardian | Ecosystems@Risk | Scoop.it
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Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School

Wondering what this Biodiversity Stuff is all about?

Here’s a great 3 Minute animation that may put you in the picture

“Awesome: Biodiversity Visualized! 3 min video from our friends at Vancouver Film School” - The TEEB Study / UNEP @TEEB

Visit http://www.vfs.com/blog/2010/08/13/international-year-of-biodiversity/ to find out more about this video and the International Year of Biodiversity! Cr...


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Rajita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:27 AM

Very enlightneing! A must watch film for environmentalists and skeptics alike ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 1, 2014 2:48 AM

An excellent short documentary on what is biodiversity and what we are doing to it.

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The New Belle of the Environmental Ball…the Wetlands | StAug News

The New Belle of the Environmental Ball…the Wetlands | StAug News | Ecosystems@Risk | Scoop.it
The New Belle of the Environmental Ball…the Wetlands http://t.co/yyOcvdfkzI RT @St_Aug_News
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Wetlands in Melbourne's west ...more than one third of Australia’s bird species

Wetlands in Melbourne's west ...more than one third of Australia’s bird species | Ecosystems@Risk | Scoop.it

Watching birds, and trying to understand their freedom and variety, can be one of the most rewarding activities. Some say Werribee and surrounds are second to Kakadu National Park for bird watching activities.

 

The Western Treatment Plant provides a haven for tens of thousands of birds and is recognised as one of the world's most significant wetlands. The Western Treatment Plant supports large numbers and groups of waterfowl and several species of waders and ducks.

 

Within the Western Treatment Plants is Lake Borrie, the most significant wetland in Victoria for migratory shorebirds. Migratory birds travel to Lake Borrie from as far as Alaska, Siberia, China and Japan, doubling their body weight on the abundant food over Summer before heading back overseas.

 

The Western Treatment Plant can house an estimated 65,000 birds at any one time with over one third of the country’s species being recorded there (about 270 species). This is second only to Kakadu National Park. 

 

The Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for migratory wading birds Over 250 fauna species have been recorded at Point Cook Coastal Park.

 

During the Victorian summer, visiting migratory birds move between the wetlands and saltmarsh at Point Cook, the beach sand flats and Cheetham Wetlands, depending on the tides. The endangered Orange-bellied Parrot is known to feed in the saltmarsh at Point Cook. The Double-banded Plover flies from New Zealand to spend the winter in Australia, and the Eastern Golden Plover migrates here from Siberia and Alaska. The Werribee River is also a great location for bird watching.

 


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Natural river diversion at ‘Mardi Gras Pass’ gains support from political, commercial interests

Natural river diversion at ‘Mardi Gras Pass’ gains support from political, commercial interests | Ecosystems@Risk | Scoop.it
Alternatives to plugging the crevasse include conduits beneath the levee or a bridge over the gap.
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New system to restore wetlands could reduce massive floods, aid ...

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new interactive planning tool to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring floods and also retain ...
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