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Peru's Newest National Park Safeguards 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest
Offbeat  (tags: peru, Amazon wilderness, rainforest, flora and fauna, protection, ecosystems, National Park, indigenous people, preservation )


- 492 days ago - nationofchange.org
The Peruvian government announced it will establish a new and enormous national park in the Amazon. Yaguas National Park, located in the northern region of Loreto, consists of 2,147,166 acres of rainforest, a vast river system and is home to more than...
These Creatures Were Forced to Evolve Due to Human Actions
Offbeat  (tags: animals, humans, evolving, evolution, nature, wildlife, protection, conservation, preservation )


- 507 days ago - ba-bamail.com
The world can be a dangerous and scary place, particularly when your greatest enemy is the human race. That's why these ingenious creatures evolved fascinating defense mechanisms to help keep them safe from any harm that human beings might cause them,...
To the Rescue: Zimbabwe's All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit
Offbeat  (tags: zimbabwe, animal poachers, Wildlife conservation, biodiversity, Endangered species act, environmental protection, preservation, womenpower )


- 532 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting endangered wildlife species across the world, has recently launched a new program with a special name: Akashinga. Akashinga, meaning "brave ones", is a...
Connecticut Wildlife Officials Ask Publics Help For Bats
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, bats, protection, preservation )

Tracy
- 1303 days ago - courant.com
Connecticuts bat populations have been ravaged in recent years by a disease known as white nose syndrome that's killed millions of the insect eating mammals across the Northeast.
Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, rhinos, preservation, South Africa, anti poaching )

Tracy
- 1319 days ago - news.sky.com
Sky News has been given extraordinary access to South Africas new Rapid Response anti poaching unit to witness the efforts being made to stem the deaths of rhinos in the country's largest national park.
Badgers Need a Helping Hand From Engineers to Cross the Road
Offbeat  (tags: badgers, preservation, wildlife )

Tracy
- 1330 days ago - express.co.uk
WHY didnâEUR(TM)t the badger cross the road? Because engineers jetted into action...
Scan of Mummified Body of Swedish Bishop Reveals Baby Hidden in Coffin | World News | The Guardian
Offbeat  (tags: Sweden, Lund, Lund University, Bishop, Swedish Church, coffin, Mummies, 17th Century, history, preservation, surprise )

Barbara
- 1433 days ago - theguardian.com
The little corpse believed to be of a baby born several months prematurely was revealed for the first time when scientists scanned the coffin and the mummified body of Peder Winstrup, believed to be one of the best preserved 17th-century bodies in Europe
How Penn Station Saved New York's Architectural History
Offbeat  (tags: Penn Station, preservation, landmarks law., architectural history, New York, USA )


- 1453 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In May, New York City's landmarks preservation agency blocked renovation changes to the Four Seasons restaurant in the modernist Seagram building.
Flying the County Flag: The Preservation of An Identity
Offbeat  (tags: Flags, Counties, ID, preservation, UK )


- 1861 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Symbols, patterns and colours have been used for millennia as ways to rally the troops, frighten foes, inspire loyalty, and recognise allies. Think Native Americans using war paint to intimidate their enemies, the clan tartan of the Scots,
400 Bee Friendly Plants That Will Make Your Garden Buzz
Offbeat  (tags: Bees, Gardening, Preservation, living, lawn garden )

Shaheen
- 1950 days ago - treehugger.com
Britain's estimable Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has compiled two invaluable lists of 400 plants that provide nectar & pollen for bees. Since that's what the bees need for pollination, & that's what allows flowers to become fertilised & produce seeds
Rhinos Soar To Great Heights (GALLERY)
Offbeat  (tags: rhinos, airlifted, sanctuaries, helicopter ride, homes, preservation, conservation, endangered )

Simone
- 2753 days ago - globalanimal.org
The World Wildlife Fund and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife recently transported nineteen rhinos by helicopter to new homes in a collaborative effort to preserve this critically endangered species.
Preserving Polar Bears for Our Children
Offbeat  (tags: polar bears, humans, destruction, surival, children, conservation, preservation )

Simone
- 3089 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Climate change has had such a dramatic impact on polar bear populations that my son's generation could be the last to see polar bears on U.S. shores. With their homes literally melting away beneath their feet, there are now fewer than 20,000 polar bears
Ship Lost for More Than 150 Years Is Recovered
Offbeat  (tags: history, arctic, archeology, preservation, exploration, climate change, maritime vessels )

IE
- 3220 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.
Rice Terraces Kept Alive By Lending to City-Dwellers, But Aging Local Farmers Too Few
Offbeat  (tags: environment, rice terraces, Nagano, Japan, aging farmers, beautiful landscape, lending to city-dwellers, preservation, conservation )

Naoko
- 3289 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
CHIKUMA, Nagano - A conservation movement for the scenic paddy fields here is facing a labour shortage as local farmers age. The Obasute rice terraces -- consisting of some 1,500 paddy fileds on the hillside of Mount Obasute in Chikuma, Nagano Prefecture
Oh Those French! They Want Road Crossings for Toads and Frogs
Offbeat  (tags: preservation, roadkill, frogs, toads )

DC
- 3374 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Gotta love 'em! Those French are trying to build special crossings to save millions of frogs and toads from being squashed on the country's roads. We should all be so respectful & careful of others that share this fragile planet.
 

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