#biodiversity

Mud Crabs or Mangrove Crabs (Scylla serrata) are beautiful, large crabs that are commonly found in intertidal zones in the Indo-Pacific region. In Karwar, I mostly saw them trapped in fishing nets or in the claws of White-bellied Sea Eagles who made seemingly easy swoops into the sea at low tide to catch them. An economically important species, they are sought after by all fishermen. I can’t forget how a woman collecting molluscs in River Kali near Devbagh grabbed a Mud Crab with her bare hands and casually tossed it into her basket. I always found the strong claws rather intimidating, and their defensive pose (like in this photograph) looks like they just want a hug.
cc: @snaggletooth_00
#crabs #mudcrab #biodiversity #marine #wildlife #bbcearth #marinewildlife #wildkarnataka

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Au fil de l'Orb...
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Peering through tangled branches on today’s #ZooSocTriv is the creepy-looking Aye Aye. Let’s see what know about this ghoulish critter.

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Foto por @joelsartore | Estoy en el Laboratorio Marítimo @GulfSpecimen observando esta especie, son capaces de enterrarse en la arena hasta los ojos. Sus bigotes frontales, parecidos a una garra son usados tanto para el movimiento a lo largo del fondo marino fangoso como para capturar la presa. Este pescado puede ser encontrado en el Oeste del Océano Pacífico y es capaz de dar una picadura increíblemente dolorosa. Para ver un retrato de este pescado, comprobar @joelsartore.
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#fish #orange #stingfish #venomous #weirdnature #strangeanimals #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark #nacgeo @nacgeo @natgeo @nacgeotravel #nacgeotravel @natgeotravel

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Autumn fieldwork on alvar grasslands – but where’s the grassland? The alvars in western Estonia have very shallow soils, which means that autumn rain can quickly reach the bedrock and flood the grassland. Rough conditions, but these unique habitats are home to many species. On this cold autumn day our researchers went out to measure the ecosystem services that these habitats can provide for people.

Posted by Riin Tamme, macroecology researcher
Photos by Elisabeth Prangel, PhD student

Sügisesed välitööd loopealsetel – või on see järv? Loopealsed ehk alvarid on õhukese mullakihiga rohumaad Lääne-Eestis. Kuna sügisene vihm jõuab kiiresti aluskivimini, on alad sageli üle ujutatud. Keerulised tingimused küll, kuid loopealsed on koduks väga paljudele liikidele. Sellel külmal sügispäeval käisid meie teadlased mõõtmas ökosüsteemi hüvesid, mida alvarid inimestele pakuvad.

Postitas Riin Tamme, makroökoloogia teadur
Fotod: Elisabeth Prangel, doktorant

#unitartu #science #teadus #fieldwork #ecology #biodiversity #ecosystemservices

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Yellow-billed Kite, Black kite, (Milvus migrans) the commonest African raptor also called “Asa” in #Yoruba language with its characteristic chocolate brown colour and long slightly forked tail is seen in flight in Agodi Garden @AgodigardenIb in #Ibadan. During their breeding season which concedes with the dry season in South-west Nigeria the bird can be found rousting and nesting in the Agodi garden. 8-10 nests sometime with chicks can be sighted within the garden while as many as 20 birds roust in the trees at night. Over 30 tropical birds can also be sighted in the Agodi garden this include water birds such as Gray Heron, Long-tailed Cormorant, Little Egret, Green-backed Heron. #biodiversity #avitourism #ecotourism #birdwatching #birding #wildlifephotography #nature #Nigeria #urbanforest #natureisbeautiful

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El león (Panthera leo) es un depredador carnívoro que se alimenta de todo tipo de animales, aunque está especialmente diseñado para atacar a ungulados medianos y grandes, regulando así su demografía y estado sanitario. Los leones machos son más grandes que las hembras y normalmente poseen una densa melena, de la que las hembras carecen, lo que les ha convertido en uno de los símbolos más populares en todo el mundo. Es el felino más sociable y vive en grupos familiares formados por uno o varios machos adultos, junto con un número variable de hembras y crías.

#MNCN #Mamíferos #Leones #Biodiversidad #HistoriaNatural #Mammals #Lions #Biodiversity #NaturalHistory

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Truth

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Pääsin ministeri Pertti Salolaisen halaukseen Puutarharakentajat ry:n Rakentajapäivät 2017 tilaisuudessa. Kiitos vielä kerran hyvästä luontoarvoja ja luonnon monimuotoisuutta tukevasta luennosta! #ministeri #perttisalolainen #luonto #greencity #helsinki #finland #maisemasuunnittelu #landscapedesign #enviroment #citylife #naturephotography #nature #ekologisuus #biodiversity

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Ministeri Pertti Salolainen piti hyvää keskustelua kirvoittaneen luennon aiheesta Hyvinvointia luonnosta Puutarharakentajat ry:n Rakentajapäivät 2017. #perttisalolainen #ministeri #eduskunta #luonto #naturephotography #hyvinvointi #enjoyinglife #helsinki #finland #keskuspuisto #luonnonpuisto #keskuspuisto #nature #greencity #life #ekologisuus #biodiversity #environment

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Jalak bali (Leucopsar rothschildi) merupakan maskot Pulau Bali. Burung ini sangat sarat akan keindahan suaranya dan juga bulu putihnya yang merupakan simbol perdamaian, dan kelangkaan. Akibat keindahannya, jalak bali terus mengalami penurunan populasi sejak tahun 1960an dan 1970an: ketika ketenarannya sedang berada di puncak, dengan ratusan ekor burung jalak bali diekspor ke luar negeri setiap tahunnya. Sejak saat itu, upaya pelestarian dan pelepasan jalak bali di berbagai lokasi di Pulau Bali dan pulau tetangganya di Nusa Penida telah banyak digiatkan. Hasil terbaik yang dapat diberikan dari usaha itu adalah bahwa mereka mungkin masih dapat dilihat di alam liar, namun dalam jumlah yang sangat kecil.
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Jalak bali - Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi)
Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
Foto oleh Thomas Arndt/ Burung Indonesia

#BurungIndonesia #BirdLifeIndonesia #birdofinstagram #instabird #NGO #Conservation #Konservasi #biodiversity #biodiversitas #indonesia #Indonesianbird #Birds #Burung #peacock #Nature #Environment #EnvironmentalProtection #WildLife #IndonesianWildLife #wildphotography #satwaliarindonesia #satwaliar #satwa #fauna

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Arrow-poison leaf beetle (Polyclada sp.).
The larvae of these cute beetles feed on poisonous plants, and are used by the bushmen for poisoning arrowheads.
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#Coleoptera #Chrysomelidae #Polyclada #cute #Zululand #SouthAfrica #invertebrates #ZA #naturelovers #biodiversity #conservation #insects #beetles #KZN #besouros #fofo #SA #cool #arrowpoison

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An awareness programme on Green Residential Societies (GRS) was conducted by @igbconline to create an awareness on how to enhance and protect the sustainable features of a residential community on 17th November, 2017 at Olympia Tech Park, Chennai, India.
We truly appreciate the support of all special dignitaries & respective speakers to make this event a great success - Mr. Ar. C.N.Raghavendran, Chairman, IGBC Chennai chapter - Mr. Yuvaraj, Manager-Projects, Nippon Paint
- Mr. V. Ramakrishnan, Director, TORP Systems Pvt Ltd
- Mr. Mohanmmad Dawood, Director, Earth Recycler - P Ltd - Dr. Sekhar Raghavan, Director, Rain Centre
- Ms. Akansha Rathi, Engineer, CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
- Mr. S. Santhosh Kumar, Executive, CII- Green Business Center

To know more about Green Residential Societies click here: https://goo.gl/PsbW6j

#Greenresidentialsocieties #Greenbusinesscenter #Event #Speakers #Ecology #Greenery #Business #Environment #Sustainability #Greendesign #Greenconstruction #Greentech #Greenspaces #Biodiversity

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Tim D'Offay @postcardteas and Olivier Roellinger @hugo_et_olivier_roellinger. Two Grands Messieurs introducing the mesmerizing spice blends from Épices Roellinger; now available at Postcard Teas shop. Totally inspiring. Taste buds blown away!
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"Nowadays every chef wants to know who, where and how their carrots are grown but they don't have a clue about the pepper on their table. Why?" - Olivier Roellinger.
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#postcardteas #epicesrollinger #spice #artisan #artisanal #tea #quality #fairtrade #ancient #variety #biodiversity #flavour #complexity #fresh #handmade #history

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