African wild dogs like these at @theOmahaZoo have disappeared from much of their native range. Currently, about 6,600 adult dogs survive, but their populations are dropping due to severe habitat fragmentation. When wild animals are denied an abundance of land to thrive in, the result is human-wildlife conflict as well as transmission of infectious disease due to close quarters with domestic animals. On the bright side, there are many regional efforts in place to help improve the relationship between humans and wild dogs in Africa, including careful land planning, building conservation ranges, and developing outreach programs to the educate the public on the plight of these animals.
Image by @joelsartore | Tawny frogmouths may look like little owls, but they actually belong to a species of nocturnal birds related to nightjars. This one was photographed at @fortworthzoo in Texas. These birds are native to Australia and are found mainly in forests and woodlands but can be seen in nearly every habitat type, including urban and rural areas. They are active at night and hunt during the hours just after dusk and before dawn. They lack the large talons of owls, so their hunting strategy consists mostly of dive bombing and capturing prey in their beaks.
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Sumac/acorns/witch hazel/ mistletoe/ the beauty of falling into winter with plant magic. This wonderful poster @herbaceoushuman is part of an ongoing series @parisapothecaryva to celebrate the herbal goodness and to use that goodness as a plantform to bring people together. Community is crucial. Plants teach us about how they form community and communication to achieve magical ecological connectivity and thus functional sustainable brilliance- we need to mirror those ecosystem services. How do you bring community functionality into form? Share your beauty with us. #plantsasteachers#plantingthefuture#mindfulness#membership#biodiversity#trees#plantsavers
What a great start of the week!
Just after the regular Banda'riba monitoring, STCC received a call that 2 hatchlings were found in the dolfin tank of the Seaquarium.
Staff of the dolfin therapy center responded quickly and took the hatchlings out of the dolfin residence.
STCC was at the seaquarium in 10 minutes and the hatchlings were identified as Hawksbills. This is a critically endangered sea turtle species. They were doing well and it was decided that the best thing for them was to immediatly release them again.
Substation assisted by getting them out a little bit away from the shore. Great collaboration!
Thanks to everybody that helped to get these little ones back on their natural journey!
Miss Earth Philippines 2017 Q and A | Top 8 @karenibasco
Q : #Biodiversity (Keanekaragaman Hayati)
A : Keanekaragaman hayati sangat penting. Kami sangat dikenal di Filipina memiliki banyak keanekaragaman hayati. Dan mereka sangat penting, karena mereka juga menyeimbangi ekosistem. Sangat penting bagi kita untuk melindungi mereka karena jika kita melindungi mereka, kita juga melindungi lingkungan. untuk menyelamatkan rumah kita, planet kita, bumi kita, menjadi tempat tinggal yang lebih baik.
Día Internacional de las Montañas ⛰️ Las montañas sufren los efectos más críticos del cambio climático, más del 40% de la población mundial depende de los recursos que nos ofrecen, y además son uno de los núcleos más importantes de biodiversidad, por lo que debemos focalizarnos en su protección y conservación.
#BOTÁNICA La presencia del cardón canario era antiguamente muy común, pero en la actualidad solo puede observarse en zonas muy agrestes. En nuestro jardín botánico forma estampas tan increíbles como esta. // #BOTANY The presence of the Canarian cardon was very common in the past, but at present it can only be observed in very rugged areas. In our botanical garden, it creates incredible stamps like this one.
The ducks are moved in! They'll be helping prepare the soil until it's onion planting time! From my observations over the years, they're great at eating weed seeds, turning soil in search of bugs & of course fertilizing! We will more than likely continue to rotate our gardens, moving the ducks in after each harvest!🌱🌿🍅🐓
Happy Monday everyone. Only 10 more days until hump day - the winter solstice when the days (slowly) start to get longer again. The plants & staff can't wait!
Billbergia distachia from Brazil hiding out in a back aisle in 3300 for you this AM. Pretty sure there is also one blooming on our epiphyte tree as well.... #UConn#Botany#Biodiversity#Ecology
Not many people think about where the fish they eat come from. But it does come from somewhere! And it has to feed on something in order to grow so that it can be fished and therefore consumed. Many fish species feed on seagrass; in fact where there is seagrass, there is fishing. Scientists are arguing for the conservation on seagrass on the grounds that without it, there will be grave implications on fishing. #MarineConservation
Photo credit: RICHARD UNSWORTH
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Le montagne possono offrirci panorami mozzafiato, stupendi paesaggi incontaminati, momenti di relax e divertimento. Sono un vero e proprio elisir. Ci offrono innumerevoli benefici, che possono spaziare da una condizione fisica migliore a quella mentale. Senza dimenticare l’importanza del loro ruolo nella salute ecologica del mondo e il benessere di miliardi di organismi.
Oggi, per la GIORNATA INTERNAZIONALE DELLA MONTAGNA, vi mostreremo alcuni vantaggi che può comportare una gita ad alta quota —> Non perdetevi le nostre stories! 🤗💚
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