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Scientists were thrilled to report last week the discovery of a species of tortoise that was believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years. Known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, the Galápagos National Park is planning an expedition to look for more individuals of this species — based on excrement samples they discovered, they believe there could be more still alive. The Environment Minister of Ecuador said in a tweet, “Certainly, @leodicapriowe are full of hope that the efforts to preserve Galapagos and its extraordinary biodiversity are shown in facts like this. I appreciate once again the labour of @parquegalapagos.” DiCaprio, who has long supported the Park, tweeted that the discovery of “the only-known Fernandina Giant Tortoise – giving us hope for the rediscovery of the remaining lost species on @rewild‘s list.” Rewild is a project to solve both the biodiversity and the climate crisis not by re-inventing the planet, but rather by “rewilding” it.
By Nilanga Jayasinghe, Manager of the Wildlife Conservation team at World Wildlife Fund Imagine living in a modern, densely populated city. On any given morning, you might expect to look out your window and see a stream of cars and pedestrians on their daily commute, bustling shops and restaurants selling their wares, or perhaps local […]
Guest Post by Azzedine Downes, President & CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW has long been a leader in recognizing the inherent link between biodiversity and climate change, the existential threat both issues pose to life on our planet, and the critical need to address both these threats together. This week, the results of […]
President Biden: "Watch out for the cicadas. I just got one – it got me." pic.twitter.com/jfrik4bgpB — The Hill (@thehill) June 9, 2021 If you live in Washington, D.C. the cicadas are hard to ignore. But this week their mating-frenzied existence reached new levels of intrusion in day-to-day DC. On Tuesday evening, as AP’s Jonathan […]
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