GREENPEACE — NEW ZEALAND — BAN BOTTOM TRAWLING ON SEAMOUNTS — MICROBIOLOGY — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,600 members and over 98,000 photos and videos. 

 

BAN BOTTOM TRAWLING

BAN BOTTOM TRAWLING ON SEAMOUNTS

Our oceans are being plundered for profit by the fishing industry.

We’re calling for the Government to ban bottom trawling on seamounts – underwater mountains that are renowned hotspots for biodiversity.

These are the ‘kauri forests of our ocean’ and it’s up to us to protect them, both at home and way out to sea.

BAN BOTTOM TRAWLING ON SEAMOUNTS

Ministers Nash and Sage: I demand that the NZ Govt bans bottom trawling on seamounts and similar deep sea features, and stop issuing permits for bottom trawling in international waters.

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SEAMOUNTS

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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — THE DREAM DIARIES — PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES has over 1,500 members and over 24,000 photos.

A new UNHCR project, The Dream Diaries, visualizes the dreams of children who have fled their homes and found a better life in Europe.

Four young ‘online creators’ have traveled over 7,000 kilometers across Europe to meet a dozen refugee and asylum-seeking children as part of a new project, in association with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, that lets the youngsters’ imagination run free.

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MICROBIOLOGY — PROYECTO AGUA** /** WATER PROJECT — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,600 members and over 98,000 photos and videos.

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

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ESTRELLAS DE LA NOCHE DE REYES, MICRASTERIAS ROTATA, TURBERAS DE PEÑAYERRE

REFLEJOS ROJOS DE MAR, PETALONEMA, ARES STATION

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EL CAOS DE LOS GRUMOS, CHAOS, LAGUNA DE LAS SANGUIJUELAS, VIGO DE SANABRIA

SIERRA CLUB — A NEW THREAT TO HARP SEALS — PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA group

PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA has over 400 members and over 5,000 photos and videos.

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

The Canadian government has banned commercial hunting of these vulnerable white pups since 1987 and established strict rules for tourist interaction. That helped to protect the population, but climate change brings new uncertainty to their future. Already the Magdalen archipelago is experiencing stronger storms like Hurricane Dorian, which tore away parts of the islands in 2019. And a diminishing ice barrier no longer protects against winter storms. One study shows that temperatures around the islands have “warmed 4.2 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, twice the global average.”  

The difficulty in reaching harp seals is not for lack of seal numbers. According to Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), they are 7.4 million strong in three population groups (Northwest Atlantic, Greenland Sea, and White Sea/Barents Sea). The problem is retreating ice resulting from warming waters. This ice loss affects both the seals, who pup on the ice to avoid predators, and the humans on Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, who rely on the ice for protection from winter storms.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — PINYON JAY — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,600 members and over 130,000 photos and videos.

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SIERRA CLUB

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

BIRD OF THE WEEK

PINYON JAY

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
POPULATION: 690,000
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Pinyon-juniper, pine, and pine-oak forests.

The gregarious Pinyon Jay, known by the folk name Blue Crow, is so closely tied to the life cycle of coniferous trees that it’s even named for its favorites, the pinyon pines.

This crestless jay of southwestern pine and juniper forests is the only representative of its genus, Gymnorhinus, which means “bare nostrils.” Unlike many of its close relatives such as the Blue Jay and Common Raven, the Pinyon Jay lacks feathers at the base of its bill to cover its nostrils.

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