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Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
All about the Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica. Stinging nettles can be very dangerous plants, because when you touch them with any part of your bare skin, you will get a terrible sting, which is very painful.
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Threats to our temperate forests – from ecomii

Threats to our temperate forests – from ecomii | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
Temperate Forests are at risk due to factors such as pollution, logging and fragmentation.
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Sam's comment, November 8, 2013 9:48 AM
I though this article was current
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Description of a Temperate Rain Forest

Description of a Temperate Rain Forest | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
A temperate rain forest typically receives between 60 and 200 inches of rainfall annually. This biome exists in oceanic-moist coastal climates and is dominated by coniferous and deciduous trees.
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Snow Leopards, Snow Leopard Pictures, Snow Leopard Facts - National Geographic

Snow Leopards, Snow Leopard Pictures, Snow Leopard Facts - National Geographic | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it

Type:

Mammal

Diet:

Carnivore

Size:

4 to 5 ft (1.2 to 1.5 m); Tail, 36 in (91 cm)

Weight:

60 to 120 lbs (27 to 54 kg)

Protection status:

Endangered

 

 

 

These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill.

 

One Indian snow leopard, protected and observed in a national park, is reported to have consumed five blue sheep, nine Tibetan woolly hares, twenty-five marmots, five domestic goats, one domestic sheep, and fifteen birds in a single year.

 

These endangered cats appear to be in dramatic decline because of such killings, and due to poaching driven by illegal trades in pelts and in body parts used for traditional Chinese medicine. Vanishing habitat and the decline of the cats' large mammal prey are also contributing factors.

 

 These endangered cats appear to be in dramatic decline because of such killings, and due to poaching driven by illegal trades in pelts and in body parts used for traditional Chinese medicine. Vanishing habitat and the decline of the cats' large mammal prey are also contributing factors.

 

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Tasmania's Temperate Rainforest under Threat from Mining ...

Tasmania's Temperate Rainforest under Threat from Mining ... | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
Tasmania's Temperate Rainforest under Threat from Mining - posted in Volunteering & Activism: This excellent video describes the plight of one of the last temperate rainforest in the world. The environment takes back seat ...

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Temperate Rainforest Animals List

Temperate Rainforest Animals List | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
Not all rainforests are tropical. Temperate rainforests are a cooler, less wet variant of rainforests. To learn more about their fauna species, scroll below.
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Temperate Rainforests of the Columbia River Gorge

Temperate Rainforests of the Columbia River Gorge | Temperate RainForrest | Scoop.it
Home to 115 officially named waterfalls – and many more unnamed, off trail, and/or ephemeral falls, this 85-mile stretch of river boasts the highest concentration of waterfalls in the world! The area boasts an impressive ...

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