SIERRA CLUB — SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS TASK FORCE — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

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

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,900 members and over 345,000 photos and videos.

The Sierra Club’s Santa Monica Mountains Task Force (SMMTF) was created in 1972. Our initial efforts were to bring attention and support to the Santa Monica Mountains as a great natural, cultural and recreational resource.

The SMMTF has long played an active role in campaigning to purchase significant open space in these mountains. We have worked to elect political leaders who fight to obtain new parkland and who endorse the highest level of protection for natural resources.

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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — B/W PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS group

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PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS has over 5,000 members and over 113,000 photos and videos.

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UNHCR expands support to refugees and host communities in Brazil as COVID-19 takes its toll:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is stepping up efforts in Brazil to protect tens of thousands of refugees and migrants from Venezuela and their host communities, as the Latin American country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brazil has become the second worst affected country in the world, with nearly 83,000 confirmed deaths and a continuing increase in confirmed cases.

Brazil. Indigenous Warao mother recovers from coronavirus

Considered an epicenter of the pandemic in Latin America, the situation is taking its toll on the most vulnerable – including the poorest, indigenous populations and other native communities, as well as refugees. All have been disproportionately impacted.

Brazil is host to more than 345,000 refugees and asylum seekers, for whom the consequences of the pandemic are especially harsh.

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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — NIGERIA VIOLENCE — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

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

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 photos and videos.

Ongoing violence in parts of north-western Nigeria forced an estimated 23,000 people to seek safety and security in Niger last month (April). This takes the total number of refugees fleeing that part of Nigeria to take sanctuary in neighbouring Niger to more than 60,000 since the first influx, in April last year.

Niger. Nigerian refugees safe after fleeing Boko Haram May 12, 2016

Since April 2019, people have fled relentless attacks by armed groups in the Sokoto, Zamfara and Katsina states of Nigeria. Most found refuge in Niger’s Maradi region.

Fearing and fleeing the same insecurity in the border areas, an additional 19,000 Niger nationals have become displaced inside their own country.

WOOD THRUSH — 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 1,400 members and over  23,000 photos.

 

WOOD THRUSH

Like its close relatives, the Hermit and Swainson’s Thrushes, this spot-breasted thrush nests near the forest floor. As a result, it’s frequently in danger of predation, especially by an increasing number of free-roaming and feral cats.

Wood Thrush nest and feed near and on the forest floor. As a result, the birds are frequently in danger of predation. Photo by Ryan Sanderson

Non-native predators such as pet cats, as well as naturally occurring predators like jays, crows, and raccoons, more easily find the birds and their nests today. The reason: habitat fragmentation that opens the way into the forest.

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PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES has over 1,400 members and over 21,000 photos.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

ABC

ABC is the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist — the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

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