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Hawai’i is the #EndangeredSpecies capital of the 🌎and May 17th is #EndangeredSpeciesDay. But through proactive #conservation efforts, hope and beauty 🌺 remain. Here is the week’s ABC’s of #SavingSpecies throughout the Pacific islands.

[Photo by David Sischo] A snail with a brown and yellow striped shell on a leaf with red flowers in the background
🅰️is for 🅰️uwahi Restoration

25% of Hawaiian endangered plant taxa are from dry forests. #Conservation agencies, volunteers, and landowners of ‘Ulupalakua Ranch are changing that future by planting these🌱at Auwahi

Read more: rebrand.ly/y8eko6
[Photo: M. Oppenheimer/PEPP] A plant with a small, yellow flower with 7 long petals and black and orange seeds.
🅱️ is for the Yellow-Faced 🅱️ee
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The first 🐝 to be federally listed as Endangered are Hawai’i’s endemic yellow-faced bees! The Service’s Coastal Program works with universities, the State, and community to protect them
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Read more: goo.gl/Pdtaao
Photo by J. Graham A small insect with a yellow face sits on the petal of a half-flower that is white.
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Stoked to announce @ZooKeys_Journal published our @BatumiRaptors data paper! It explains how our #citizenscience project monitors the autumn #migration of >1.000.000 #raptors in the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, and how to use our #openaccess data @GBIF/@NLBIF! - 1/n

#ornithology
Many #raptors migrate primarily by thermal #soaring. To do so they travel by day and avoid high mtns and open sea. This leads to spectacular raptor aggregations in overland #flyways. One of the world´s largest raptor flyways occurs along the eastern Black Sea coast in SW Georgia.
The Eastern Black Sea Flyway has its narrowest point just north of #Batumi, where the coast and Lesser Caucasus form a clear "bottleneck". The mtns are not extremely high but present a significant barrier for #raptors on #migration due to low and dense cloud cover. @BatumiRaptors
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A #VikingAge #spear of Jan Petersen type K decorated with copper and silver. Dating from the 10th century. Found in Maarem, Telemark, Norway. Preserved length 45 cm, 300 gram. C29700d @Kulturhistorisk
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The blade of the spear is also decorated. This is a form of #Patternwelding along the weld line attaching the edge steel to the core. It's often called Wolf's Tooth pattern.
#WolfsTooth
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The spear if from a grave with a double set of weapons, possibly two intermixed graves.
unimus.no/foto/#/search?…
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Thread - fascinating stories of #development in #India from students @azimpremjiuniv. 8 week field projects -sampling of diverse insights from ~160 students across India. #1 - interior forest communities struggling to transition from forest to agricultural livelihoods
#2 - more #displacement of #indigenous communities due to exclusionary #conservation
#3 #displacement of tribal communities due to dams - a sadly common story of loss and misery, and ultimately of lopsided development #8weekfieldprojects @azimpremjiuniv
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Thread: Trump Chooses David Bernhardt, a Former Oil Lobbyist, to Head the Interior Dept. “Bernhardt was top interior official in the George W. Bush administration, went on to work for some of the country’s largest oil and gas companies. #climatechange

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“As a partner in the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, he lobbied for the oil companies Cobalt International Energy and Samson Resources. His legal clients have included the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Halliburton Energy Services.
“If confirmed, Mr. Bernhardt will lead a sprawling department that oversees the nation’s nearly 500 million acres of public land, including vast national monuments and protected wilderness areas. #conservation
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Bon vu le taux de #bullshit et de #FakeNews dans les médias en ce début d’année, je vais me fendre d’un thread sur les choses qu’il est encore malheureusement nécessaire de rappeler en 2019. Je ne ferai que lister. Les sources ayant déjà maintes fois été partagées ⤵️
La Terre est quasi-sphérique (aplatie aux 2 pôles et déformée par les reliefs) et elle gravite autour du Soleil et non l’inverse.
L’Homme a bel et bien marché sur la Lune.
Vu l’immensité de l’univers, il est fort probable que des civilisations extra-terrestres existent.
Mais vu l’immensité de l’univers, il est fort probable qu’elles soient trop loin pour que nous puissions communiquer et je ne parle même pas de les rencontrer.
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Our latest #infographic for the @UofAALES #EMEND project is here! Check out the full infographic here (ow.ly/hjQs30nknje) or read more below! #scicomm #sciart @NSERC_CRSNG @EllenMac_UofA @charlesnock (1/8)
First of all, what is EMEND? This is a @NSERC_CRSNG funded experimental harvest area where researchers are able to study the effects of retention #harvest strategies on biodiversity, soil properties + more. (2/8)
'Retention harvest' means keeping some trees either individually or as patches after harvest. This might help improve #conservation of #biodiversity within the area & can be used to mimic natural disturbance patterns. (3/8)
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These past few weeks I have been back to old tricks continuing the #conservation of the #Viking #Helmet from #Gjermundbu @Kulturhistorisk
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Photo: Geir Anders Rybakken Ørslien
Almost a year ago I took the helmet apart. It consisted of 7 fragments:

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I located 10 more pieces in storage, among the fragments of a cauldron from the same grave as the helmet. Here are all the 17 helmet parts layed out after having being cleaned by micro-sandblasting.
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When I was a kid, the Singapore river verged on being an open sewer. And otters were thought extinct on the island.

Here’s what effective green policies can do! #Inspirational #conservation #otters #urbangreening
How do you help critically-endangered pangolins cross the road?

Build a eco-link!

These wildlife bridges (not open to people) connect rainforest reserves in Singapore.

At a cost of $12M each, they are still thought worth it. #urbangreening #gardencity
On the subject of greening motorways...

This is Singapore’s equivalent of the M1.

The transformational power of urban planting is pretty magical. #horticulture #urbangreening
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A new study came out with some pretty interesting stuff: It turns out that restoring U.S. lands & coastal wetlands could reduce global warming much more than we previously thought! #conservationoptimism #conservation nytimes.com/2018/11/14/cli…
"Better management of forests, grasslands, and soils in the U.S. could offset as much 21% of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions -- roughly the same as taking away every single car and truck in the country off the road." (NYT)
This study advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/11/e… is the first to include the climate benefits of coastal wetlands & grasslands in a comprehensive mix along w/ forests and agriculture. (Source) & more info here: enn.com/articles/56040…
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For the past 3 months, we have been privileged to host Keiko Nakata from Japan on Ol Pejeta. In collaboration with Robert Lochiam, an Ol Pejeta ranger who is an incredibly talented artist, they drew this amazing artwork of an elephant and a rhino.
#conservation #WorthMoreAlive
The canvas has messages from various Ol Pejeta employees that Keiko will share with her friends and colleagues back in Japan. Keiko regularly works as a volunteer at a zoo in Japan and the artwork will go a help raise awareness on the effects of poaching in her homeland.
She will also do a similar banner with messages supporting our wildlife conservation work from her friends in Japan.
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Calculations are based on $2,497 / 412 lbs. = $6.06, this average will run from $6.50 to $6.75 per pound for #organic pasture grazed, grass-fed beef. This is about the price of one pound of ground grass-fed beef at a #farmersmarket or at #WholeFoodsMarket. 1 pound is 0.453592kg
...apologies for the heart attacks based on earlier tweets with the extra zero. [I gave myself one too] This is the dressed weight price - or carcass of the cow alone.
#BeefPrices
#CattlePrices
#thebigwhitelie
"Dressed weight refers to the weight of an animal after being partially butchered, removing all the internal organs and oftentimes the head as well as inedible portions of the tail and legs." The Beef Site. November 22, 2006.
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You've raised a valid Point @lesoi_ndoka - #CONservationists force #LOCALS pay to see Kenyan #wildlife.. #Business as usual?? Yet, @DSWT raises vasts amount of money through FUNDING and have branches of @DSWT throughout the world.
@MwangP01 @JamesOhayo @gathara @alaminkimathi
Take a look at this page for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Fund: - "You can foster an elephant for a Minimum annual donation of US$50 (GBP£35)" or 4515.35. They have millions of donations across the world..
sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/faq.asp#fu…
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigwhiteconservationlie
Charging our children 500/- or any Kenyan to touch and see Wild Life in Funded sanctuaries is plain wrong - #CONservation is about care - but unfortunately the truth is that it's big MONEY and locals are locked out..
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigwhiteconservationlie
#see4Free
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The Money is BIG @bonifacemwangi BIG. Land issues of #Samburu #Maa, #Rendille #Pokot is Politicians + #NIRT with #GoK behind them - and behind the land sales - they also use @NPSOfficial_KE, @AP's to evict pastoralists.
@ckfoot @gathara @alaminkimathi
Because it seems that this line of #CONservation has gotten international attention and more people are decrying the evictions of land from the indigenous community - the conservationists have taken an ugly turn - Sell wildlife....
#CONservation
#TheBigWhiteLie
@NationBreaking
Yet this is just as disastrous as evicting indigenous pastoralists.
• WILD LIFE belongs to #KENYANS as a whole, it cannot belong to eg, #NRT because it happens to be within those fences - fences which we agree, were put up illegally.
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigconservationlie
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
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1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico

justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/las…
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UNITED AT LAST
Bo and Bella, the two young female chimpanzees we rescued from Guinea Bissau in April, finally made physical contact for the first time this morning. For the past three months, the two have been living separately in quarantine 1/3
but after they were given a clean bill of health, our team allowed them to meet each other this morning. Minutes after their introduction, they were jumping playfully and chasing one another as if they have known each other for years. 2/3
Thank you to everyone who showed support to Bo and Bella during this incredible journey. We shall post more updates in the coming days. 3/3

#BoAndBella #WorthMoreAlive #EndBushmeat #chimpanzees #GreatApes #OlPejeta #conservation
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This #WorldOceansDay I'm inspired by all the dedicated people working everywhere to understand and protect the dominant geographic feature of our planet. So today I'm going to be tweeting about just a few of those people to spread the news of their good deeds
1st up @HeatherKoldewey. Heather is at @OfficialZSL & has done incredible work with @projectseahorse, @Nets2Carpet and the Chagos MPA with @Bertarelli_fdn. Any one of those would be huge, but all three is just amazing. zsl.org/users/heather-…
Nxt @CoralReefFish Luiz Rocha, originally from Brazil, is leading a team of folks @calacademy discovering new fish diversity in the gloom beyond regular SCUBA depths, using rebreathers. Every bit as hard as space walking, maybe harder. calacademy.org/explore-scienc…
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#KarlMarx200 thread:

1. In my own #research, I have found Marx's notion of #contradiction particularly useful.

In his analysis, Marx noted how the contradiction between #labor and #capital accounted for many of the social dynamics of #capitalism.
2. The contradiction does not necessarily mean #conflict, but tendencies that "pull" in different directions and are in a dialectical relation to each other.

The contradiction of labor/capital can be accommodated in different ways and with very different consequences.
3. I like how this notions focuses on changing social dynamics. In my own work on #land use of #Mengen speakers in #PapuaNewGuinea, I've used the notion of #contradiction, to think about social forces underpinning Mengen land ownership and use.
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It’s only April and Melissa Singleton has nearly finished the 1,245km @ForRangers ​ Ol Pejeta #VirtualUltra. With the support of her husband Brad and daughter Zahra, Melissa has maintained a dedicated routine that has left her with just 65kms to go.
A few years ago, she visited Ol Pejeta and met Sudan, which played a huge part in her desire to participate in the #marathon and do what she could to raise money for #rhino conservation.
The race isn’t quite over yet - she still needs to raise a bit more to reach the necessary US$1,000. Help her help rhinos by donating on her page here donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/fundraisers/me…. Melissa, we are very grateful for your efforts.
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As a Conservancy, we fully believe in the active participation of children in conservation. This is the only way to ensure conservation efforts are sustainable as well as providing an important channel for imparting values of environmental stewardship to the next generation.
Last month, the @KeForestService donated 400 tree seedlings that we used to facilitate tree planting days in Weruini and Tharua Primary Schools as well as Lechugu Secondary School.
Over the coming weeks, the tree planting will continue in Lechugu, Tigithi, Wathituga and Uaso Nyiro Primary schools. Kenya’s forest cover is currently estimated at 7% according to statistics by the Ministry of Environment.
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Today I started #conservation work on the Gjermundbu helmet - sometimes refered to as the only #Viking Helmet. The process will entail disassembly, micro-sandblasting, detailed photos of all parts, X-ray, 3D-scan and a new mounting. Photo: Jessica Leigh McGraw @Kulturhistorisk
The #Gjermundbu helmet presented in this tweet is from a rich equestrian grave from the second half of the 10th century - a cremation burial that involved destruction/'killing' of the weapons. C27317 @Kulturhistorisk

Old pictures of the grave goods: unimus.no/foto/#/search?…
@Kulturhistorisk I'm going into details of the helmets spectacle faceplate in this thread:
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Thread: 'quiet accomplishments' of Trump admin. Very little major legislation - but it doesn't mean they're not accomplishing their agenda.
Feb. 28 bill blocked SSA from reporting mentally impaired recipients to nat. background-check dB. #GunControlNow washingtonpost.com/investigations…
In March and April, Trump admin. withdrew protections for 42 endangered species. #Endangered #Conservation bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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