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    ‪The fact that feathers are naturally occurring objects is beyond awe inspiring.‬

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  • Kabonabi Tapir

    This Tapir is relatively new discovered. Although The ex-president Roosevelt shoot one in 1914 and named as a new species, the scientific Marc G. M. Van Roosmalen discredited in 2000, Until it was named as a new species in 2013.

    However, the aboriginals that inhabit the Amazon knew that they coexisted with two different species of Tapirs, the Amazon Tapir and the Kabonabi Tapir. This was principally due to the difference in coloration and size. In Brazil, the Kabonabi’s tapir is called danta pretinho, which means Little Black Tapir.

    Its status is unknown but is believed to be vulnerable.

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    Known as dragon blood trees, this funky arborescent monocotyledon is in the family Asparagaceae, with a growth pattern called dracoid habitus (dragon habit) where its leaves are found only at the end of its youngest branches; its leaves are all shed every 3 or 4 years before new leaves simultaneously mature. 

    The Dracaena genus is mostly endemic to Africa, with a few in southern Asia through to northern Australia with two species in tropical Central America.

    D. cinnabari here however is from Socotra Island, a Yemeni territory just off the coast of the Arabian peninsula. 

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    It’s the larger island in the bottom-right corner there.

    #dracaena #d. cinnabari #dragon blood tree #sappy#yemen#conservation #BOYCOTT SAUDI ARABIA #WAR CRIMES
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  • The problem of climate change is so large that it can’t be solved by voluntary individual responses. It requires an economy-wide solution, i.e. one that limits the total carbon intake of the economy.
    -Peter Barnes

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  • Happy National Energy Conservation day

    It is observed on 14 Dec. to raise awareness about the need for energy and its conservation in daily life. Since 1991, it is celebrated every year on 14 December.

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  • hey tumblr rEaLmMmMm …::… i wanted to share a project i am working on :: children’s book about wilderness ethics from the teachings of Sasquatch. check out this link to support, share or find out more info! peace&love, molly 🌲 
Following Sasquatch

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/followingsasquatch/following-sasquatch?ref=discovery&term=following%20sasquatch

    (sry i cant add a click link for some reason! will have to go w fun copy & paste)

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    ‪Building a society is a lovely art, but reserve a portion of your heart for the wilderness and treasure what grows there.‬

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  • Fake Antique, Destructive Restoration

    Hello, today we’re going to be looking at a content creator who claims to perform “restorations” on supposed “antiques”. In reality, what he does is grind, polish and rehilt reproductions, which he dishonestly claims are antique (at least, in the “egyptian antique dagger restoration” Not only is this not an antique, it is actually an indian made reproduction of a “Brass Hilted Rondel Dagger”, made by Windlass, Marshal Historical and other companies, it is also a european design.

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  • Local partnership increases healthy desert bighorn sheep populations across southeastern Arizona

    Desert bighorn sheep populations across southeastern Arizona have greatly increased thanks to an ongoing partnership between the BLM, Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD), and the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society (ADBSS). Through the partnership, sheep from large herd areas on BLM-managed public land are relocated to lesser populated areas with similar land features.

    A Fall 2018 relocation from the Silver Bell bighorn sheep population in the Ironwood Forest National Monument is an example of a successful project made possible by this partnership. This herd, which was one of the few remaining historical populations of bighorn sheep in southeastern Arizona, was reduced in number by disease in 2003. Cooperative efforts by the BLM, AGFD, ADBSS, and private landowners ensured the population survived.

    In October 2003, 4,800 domestic goats wandered onto state trust land near the Ironwood Forest National Monument with 400 to 500 escaping and trespassing into the Monument. “Those escapees (goats) carried two diseases that infected and dramatically reduced the native desert bighorn sheep population in the monument from about 80 to 50 in a matter of months,” said AGFD Wildlife Science Coordinator Jim Heffelfinger. Because of quick action by ADBSS and other partners coordinated by the AGFD and BLM’s Tucson Field Office, the goats were removed and the remaining sheep were treated with medications.

    Over subsequent years, the BLM and the AGFD worked together to construct a new wildlife water catchment and rebuild a number of other wildlife water catchments in the monument. “Because of these efforts, the bighorn sheep population in the monument soared to more than 200 animals by 2017, and provides an abundant source of desert bighorns for relocation to other historic habitat in southern Arizona,” said retired BLM Natural Resource Specialist Darrell Tersey.

    In November 2018, the AGFD spearheaded an effort to capture 30 bighorns and transport them to the Picacho Mountains on BLM-managed public land. The land was a historic range for the sheep until the 1930s when their population declined due to over hunting prior to the creation of state hunting regulations. The release area was only 17 miles away as the crow flies, but impossible for the sheep to reach because of man-made barriers including an interstate highway, railroad tracks, and a large canal fenced on both sides with 10-foot tall chain link fencing.  
    The capture crew was efficient, one time bringing as many as five sheep at once to the volunteers to be checked by veterinarians and ear tagged. AGFD staff placed radio collars on ten of the desert bighorn sheep. 

    “The capture was planned to take two days, but everyone stepped up and made the target of 30 sheep ready for transport by the end of the first day,” said AGFD Region 5 Terrestrial Wildlife Specialist Rana Tucker. The bighorn sheep, including those with radio collars, were transported to the new location and released.  The radio collars will provide information on sheep movement within the habitat.

    The AGFD’s Tucson office regularly collects the collar data and shares it with the BLM and other partners to document the status of the native wild bighorn sheep moved to the historic use areas on public lands. Six months later, the data from the relocation to BLM lands indicates that none of the collared bighorn sheep have died or moved elsewhere.

    Typically, second and third translocations are necessary to get the bighorn sheep close to a self-sustaining level with good genetic diversity. In this case, because they are doing so well, the AGFD may not have to do a third translocation to this area.

    Partnerships like this one ensure that desert bighorn sheep will continue to thrive in southeastern Arizona and provide a wealth of hunting opportunities and wildlife viewing opportunities now and into the future.

    The fifty-year strong partnership supports the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Secretarial Order 3356 that directs bureaus to coordinate with states, tribes and territories in planning and decision-making that impacts hunting, fishing and recreational shooting access. It also supports Secretarial Order 3362 that directs DOI bureaus to evaluate how their lands can contribute to State or other efforts to improve the quality and condition of priority big game winter and migration corridor habitat and improve hunting and fishing access, opportunities, and game species habitat and population management directives.

    Story by Darrell Tersey, retired BLM Tucson Field Office Natural Resource Specialist; June Lowery, BLM Gila District Public Affairs Specialist; Rana Tucker, Arizona Game and Fish Department Region 5 Game Specialist.

    Photos courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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  • #National #Energy #Conservation #Day, #December 14, #solar #drbgrawareness2019 #drbgrpublications #tuticorin
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B6BEjNKF2sz/?igshid=myk6p4c56387

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  • #Repost @tompkins_conservation
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    Parque Patagonia

    Patagonia National Park celebrates a successful hatching season at Latin America’s first Darwin’s Rhea reproduction center.
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    The Ñandú Reproduction Center began operations in 2015 in the Chacabuco Valley inside Patagonia National Park. It’s part of a larger rewilding program which is restoring native species to create whole and healthy ecosystems. When Tompkins Conservation began this work with 15 wild specimens, a population which has since grown to forty.
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    Cristián Saucedo, Director of Wildlife at Tompkins Conservation, explains: “We are very happy with this breeding season as a concrete advancement towards repopulating Darwin’s Rhea in the region and ensuring their long-term permanence. We have managed to double the population in less than 5 years”.
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    At the breeding center, technicians, with the help of male rheas who act as adoptive parents, raise chicks from eggs laid inside the park and donated eggs incubated in Estancia Bano Nuevo. Transferred by light aircraft these new eggs ensure genetic diversity in the population. The Ñandú Reproduction Center hopes to increase the population of Darwin’s Rhea in the wild in the area within the Patagonia National Park by at least 30%.
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    The initiative is the first effort to bring back the species to the Aysén region. In the long term, the rewilding program will ensure the health of a viable rhea population in the only protected area in this entire region with adequate habitat for the species. Together with the guanaco, the Darwin’s rhea is the most populous native animal of the Patagonian steppes, though Chile only has 10% of the total population.
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    The Rewilding team of Tompkins Conservation is helping to restore populations of Darwin’s rhea, puma and endangered huemul deer, among others.
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    #rewilding #conservation #parquesnacionales
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    @kristine_tompkins
    @tompkins_conservation @tompkinsconservationchile @amigosdelosparques @rutadelosparquesdelapatagonia @conaf_minagri @natgeo @aeroalerce @patagonia_big_five
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B583SwoFn3_/?igshid=1jnwr6qqupgqy

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  • Fell Ponies: An Endangered Breed

    My Askham Bryan College course, Equine, has decided that our community project will be to help the local Fell Pony Society, in Westmorland, to bring a greater knowledge of these lovely ponies to the public. This will hopefully include working closely with the stud farms, breeders, fans and horse world in general to make an information center about the Fell Ponies.

    Fell Ponies are native to the Cumbrian fells. The word fell is derived from the Norse word for hill, and is localised to this Northern region of England. Due to the harsh climate and rough land, Fells are small hardy animals who winter high up on the commons (land shared by farmers, often with public access) and get handled rarely. Their sharp minds and relaxed temperaments make them ideal for trekking, working hunter and family ponies.

    Please let me know if you want me to keep you informed of our project or want more information about the Fell Ponies. It is very important that these ponies - of which only 6000-7000 purebreds are registered worldwide - don’t die out or lose the right to run wild on the fells!

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  • Level 2: Underappreciated Invertebrates 🐙

    Some of my favorite invertebrates as seen at the Mystic Aquarium, discovered in Level 2 of the Environerd Video Game 💘

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  • Level 1: Clean the Beach 🏝

    I used to be in charge of beach cleanups for my state & did them multiple times a week! They’re a great way to get involved directly in helping the marine environment & can be done alone or with a group of virtually any size. Have you done a beach cleanup before?

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