PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 855,000 photos and videos.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
Bryce Canyon : Summer morning . . .

A Blue Vernazza

Russell Falls: Upper Tier . . .

Frosty morning

Gold

BIRD CAM — ATLANTIC PUFFIN BOULDER — PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

Seal Island, Maine: Atlantic Puffin Boulders Webcam

PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER has over 1,000 members and over 41,000 photos and videos.

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BarryFacklerbodiverbluewavechrisedpdiverDigidiverdave
Jeweled Anemone Crab II

back again

Diminovula culmen

guacamole

Dendrophyllia sp

SIERRA CLUB — PROTECT THE PANGOLINS — PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER group

PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER has over 1,000 members and over 41,000 photos and videos.

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

A year ago, the Fish & Wildlife Service was considering how to respond to the pangolin poaching crisis. A major international meeting was coming up, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and the issue was expected to come up. Back then, the United States could have lost the opportunity, as the Fish & Wildlife Service indicated that it was still undecided on whether or not to elevate the pangolin’s status.

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BarryFacklerbodiverbluewavechrisedpdiverDigidiverdave
Green Sapsucking Slug - Lobiger viridis (2)

lump

Eyes of Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Untitled

sepia

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — Violence in Sudan’s Darfur — PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER has over 1,000 members and over 41,000 photos and videos. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Clashes in El Geneina, in Sudan’s West Darfur State, have forced more than 11,000 people to flee as refugees into neighbouring Chad since last month. Four thousand of them have fled during last week alone and it is estimated that the clashes have displaced some 46,000 inside the country.

Most of them were already internally displaced people and when attacks happened in West Darfur in late December 2019, including on displacement camps, people fled and found temporary refuge in schools, mosques and other buildings in El Geneina.

With El Geneina only 20 kilometers from the border, thousands of refugees crossed into Chad, a number UNHCR anticipates could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks as tensions persist. UNHCR teams on the ground are hearing accounts of people fleeing after their villages, houses and properties were attacked, many burnt to the ground.

In Chad, the refugees are currently scattered in several villages along a line that spans nearly 100 kilometers near the border, around the town of Adré, in the province of Ouaddaï which already hosts 128,000 Sudanese refugees. The conditions are dire. Most are staying in the open or under makeshift shelters, with little protection from the elements. Food and water are urgently needed, while health conditions are a concern.

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BarryFacklerbodiverbluewavechrisedpdiverDigidiverdave
Amphiprion nigripes in Heteractis magnifica

Coleman Shrimp

lenguado

B O K E H L I C I O U S

Limaria hians

GREENPEACE — SCIENTISTS SOUND ALARM ABOUT “DESTRUCTIVE” DEEP SEA MINING — PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER group

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

PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER has over 1,000 members and over 40,000 photos and videos.

GREENPEACE

Kingston, Jamaica – Marine scientists from around the world have issued a stark warning about the emerging industry of deep sea mining, stating that its development “puts the overall health of ocean ecosystems under threat” and could contribute to climate breakdown. [1] Greenpeace activists went to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) annual meeting in Kingston, joined by the members of Jamaica Environment Trust and representatives of several other Jamaican civil society organizations, to deliver a  letter of concern by 28 scientists from eight countries to the participants of the meeting. A banner was unfurled at the event which said “No deep sea mining” as Greenpeace demands protection of the sea bed and global oceans.

Esperanza in Jamaica with Banner © Bárbara Sánchez Palomero / Greenpeace

Activists from around the world have sailed on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, to join in a peaceful assembly in front of one of the battlegrounds for protecting the deep oceans from monster mining machines: the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which is hosting its 25th Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica.

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BarryFacklerbodiverbluewavechrisedpdiverDigidiverdave
Heniochus chrysostomus

Amphiprion ocellaris

nudibranch12May24-19

Berthella martensi

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