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Marine protected areas aren’t working so well.

Marine protected areas aren’t working so well.

Marine protected areas (MPAs) around O’ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs. That is the primary conclusion of a study published in Coral Reefs by researchers from the University of Hawai?i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

There are over 20 species of herbivorous fishes and ten species of herbivorous…


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Unpopular opinion?

Honeybees shouldn’t be the focus of pollinator conservation. Take it from an entomology student, honeybees often times actually hurt native pollinator populations.

Some facts about honeybees and their ecology in the US:

  • In case you don’t know, the most common honeybee species in the Unites States is actually an introduced species from Western Europe. It’s not a native species.
  • Honeybees are vast in population, and often out-compete other native pollinators for resources, such as food and shelter.
  • Honeybees actually really suck at pollination in comparison to native pollinators. Like really. It’s been shown to be detrimental to local plant reproduction to rely on honeybees for pollination.
  • Honeybees out-compete birds for nesting spots.
  • Honeybees were brought to the United States to be used as an agricultural tool, not to help native species of plants or pollinators.

I’m not saying honeybees aren’t important in their own right. But what I AM saying is that conservation efforts need to be more focused on native pollinator populations which have been declining for decades now. Honeybees aren’t providing substantial ecosystem services, and, in general, aren’t even a part of the natural ecosystem. They’re an introduced species that’s forcing out native species of pollinators. So before you jump on the “Save the honeybees” train, stop and think about how much you really know about pollinator ecology in the United States.

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#ActualiteCD. | Nord-Kivu: certaines mesures annoncées par les autorités pour la réglementation de la pêche dans les enclaves de Kyavinyonge et Vitshumbi violent la loi sur la conservation de la nature, alerte une ONG

#ActualiteCD. | Nord-Kivu: certaines mesures annoncées par les autorités pour la réglementation de la pêche dans les enclaves de Kyavinyonge et Vitshumbi violent la loi sur la conservation de la nature, alerte une ONG

Après l’annonce par les autorités provinciales de nouvelles mesures de réglementation de la pêche sur le lac Édouard, principalement dans les enclaves de Vitshumbi et Kyavinyonge, certaines organisations de défense de l’environnement s’alarment. C’est le cas de l’alerte congolaise pour l’environnement et les droits de l’homme (ACEDH) qui estime que certaines mesures, si elles sont prises telles…


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The jury is still out on wildlife tourism.

The jury is still out on wildlife tourism.

Wildlife tourism including white shark cage-diving is growing in popularity, but these industries remain highly contentious amongst tourists, conservationists, and scientists alike.

Many voice concerns about possible negative impacts – especially when it targets potentially dangerous animals – while proponents cite the socio-economic benefits to justify wildlife tourism activities.

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MURISON WOODS NORTH


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#CONSERVATION #NATURE #ENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION #WILDSARSAPARILLA #MAYAPPLE #FALSESOLOMONSSEAL #TROUTLILY #GREATWHITETRILLIUM #TRILLIUM #SKUNKCABBAGE #BANEBERRY #WHITEBANEBERRY #REDBANEBERRY #ORANGEJEWELWEED #REDCOLUMBINE #WILDGINGER #URBANPARKS #PARKS #URBANNATURE

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They are the breeders and sellers of many rare fish. The guy who gave my dad our original endangered Ameca splendens fish got them from there. Gooliad Farms was the second largest seller of them in the U.S; I hope he was able to save the majority because he probably had a significant amount of the total population. They’re a very sustainable operation with plant filtered tubs located in greenhouses.

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A graffiti of a woman holding a child on a street of leipzig is uncovered afterthe installation of a protective glass to preserve it after its restauration.

A mural painting by French street artist Blek Le Rat has been presented to the public in Leipzig on Friday. According to the statement given by town officials, Blek Le Rat’s (real name: Xavier Prou) «Madonna with Child» is his oldest preserved piece of work of this type.

The rediscovery of the graffito was a little sensation. The Frenchman sprayed the «Madonna with Child» during a stay in Leipzig in 1991 -  as a profession of love to his future wife. The building went to rack and ruin, the graffito disappeared behind posters. In 2012, it was finally rediscovered by Maxi Kretzschmar (29), a citizen of Leipzig. [x]

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Happy Sunday beautiful people! This image was made from the first pride I ever encountered. They were at a big distance, down in a riverbed, in Tanzania.

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The Simple 'Seedballs' Giving Kenya's Forests A Helping Hand
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Large Pompeii fresco restored to former splendour
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🦈This watercolor painting is a tribute to Madison Stewart’s (@sharkgirlmadison) non-profit Project Hiu (@projecthiu). 💙

Project Hiu is an initiative which aims to provide alternative income to fishermen in one of the largest shark fisheries in Indonesia, and the world. It goes beyond creating ecotourism opportunities. Funds from the non-profit have provided clean drinking water, educational materials and lessons, waste management, etc. The next project includes building a new toilet block to help improve local hygiene and safety, while also reducing health risks, such as; cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, polio, cryptosporidiosis, ascariasis, and schistosomiasis. All of these efforts truly are improving livelihoods above and below the surface. 💙

The original watercolor painting can be seen in the center of this photo. Prints and paper stickers can be seen underneath. I’ve created 8"x10" Giclée prints of this watercolor painting (additional photos can be seen in the listing). 20% of the proceeds from the sale of the art will be donated to Project Hiu for as long as we exist. Whether you purchase my art or not - I hope you’ll consider supporting this incredible non-profit. 💙💙💙

Learn more about Project Hiu here: www.projecthiu.com

Shop for this print here: www.Sharktopia.org/shop-originals

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