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This PhD student from #Kerala wants to show the world that there is more to Indian #wildlife than just tigers and elephants…

By @Kavitamajumdar
@Kavitamajumdar Sandeep Das realised that he needed to take up photography to help present his findings to a scientific community to prove the unusual sightings of the rare and exotic birds he spotted. He began as a novice shooting pictures, randomly.

#Wildlife #wildlifephotography
@Kavitamajumdar His key area of interest remains amphibians and, to some extent, reptiles. They essentially share the same ecosystem, and both are primarily nocturnal. So, if you study one, you are bound to bump into the other frequently.

#Wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Challenges faced by the world in 2020-21 due to China’s Belt Road Initiative(#BRI)

#BRI is criticized for China’s debt trap policy

#BRI has led social unrest & clashes between Chinese workers and the local community in countries

#COVID19 further intensified problems

BRI also led to the initial spread COVID

#Italy was the 1st nation to be badly affected by COVID19

It signed BRI deal with #China in 2019

COVID19 Spread to Italy in due to the travel and presence of Chinese workers in #Lombardy
Iran was also part of the OBOR-an agreement signed in 2019

Iran also badly suffered due to the COVID19 in the early months of 2020
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Since coming back to beautiful #Aotearoa, I’ve been ridiculously busy working on an exciting new focus - making films on #conservation, #wildlife & the #climatecrisis. During the #NZ summer I’ve had the privilege of filming in the stunning #OtagoPeninsula ... #Thread
... in the wildlife capital of #NZ#Dunedin (Otepoti). I’m totally blown away by the depth & breadth of the #conservation work happening all over #Aotearoa, especially to help save NZ’s endemic #wildlife. Standby for a #conservation #thread ... :)
#NZ has a number of native species currently under threat - from forest birds like the Kea, the iconic Kiwi, Kākāpō & Takahē. But it’s Dunedin that is hailed as the #wildlifecapitalofNZ because it’s here that you can see so much wildlife – from #sealions #furseals #penguins ...
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This is a tremendous step forward:…

If it's designed well, this target could power the policy & investment needed to turn round the decline of #nature at last.

Thank you to everyone who has joined the #StateofNature campaign! Keep going until it's in law.
It has been brilliant to see the #environment movement unite for this critical law for wildlife, combining @WCL_News members with great friends like @Team4Nature & @mentalhealth.

Thank you @DefraGovUK for listening to the 60+ charities and 160,000+ people backing #StateofNature.
Now we need to make sure that the details of the target are right: it must cover as many #species as possible, with measures for abundance & diversity of #wildlife. We'll need an action plan for delivery, clear reporting to Parliament and accountability.
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Asian Barred owlet #Thread

I have photographed (shared earlier here) a pair of Asian barred owlet earlier last month which I found in the backyard of my home in Assam in my recent visit in April.

#IndiAves #birds #birdwatching #BirdsSeenIn2021 #TwitterNatureCommunity Image
Today, my bother called me in the morning and told me that he found a chick at the bottom of a tree with a large hole. I ID the bird and he managed a bamboo 🪜 to place the chick in the hole. He noticed 2 more chicks there.

#IndiAves #BirdsSeenIn2021 #birdwatching ImageImage
While doing so he was attacked by one the parents. The hole was little wide at its mouth so we concluded that the chick came out of its own while crawling inside the hole.

#IndiAves #BirdsSeenIn2021 #birdwatching Image
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In what is being seen as the first such case in India, eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a zoo in Hyderabad. Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) got to know about this on April 29. #NehruZoologicalPark #Asiaticlions #COVID19India
However, Dr. Siddhanand Kukrety, the Curator and Director of the zoo, said, "It's true that the lions showed COVID symptoms but I am yet to receive the RT-PCR reports from the CCMB and hence it will not be proper to comment. The lions are doing well." #NehruZoologicalPark
Zoo officials had decided to test the lions after wildlife veterinarians at the facility noticed coronavirus-like symptoms such as coughing, nasal discharge, and a loss of appetite among some of the lions. #COVIDEmergency2021 #Wildlife #NehruZoologicalPark
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"These so-called founders will then passively spread the #vaccine to other animals they encounter either by #touch, #sex, #nursing, or #breathing the same air."…
"For at least 20 years, scientists have been experimenting with such self-spreading #vaccines, work that continues to this day, and which has gained the attention of the US #military."
2020: "We are now poised to begin developing self-disseminating vaccines targeting a wide range of human pathogens, [] decisions remain about how they can be most effectively designed & used to target pathogens w/ a #highrisk of spillover &/or emergence."…
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Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper:…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
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It may take awhile, but the #truth always comes to light!
1/ There is a reason to not alter or touch the original production by #MichaelJackson, because this whole #video is entirely a tribute to his memory and his message of #peace+#healing of the word. There is no intention about making #money out of it or self-attributing any credit:
2/ it is only that Michael´s #song and #message fit so very well with the present state of #pandemic we are facing globally that it shows how timeless and intuitive he was about #global #challenges and the need for us (as #mankind) to change and evolve.
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1ere partie d'un #ThreadPhoto, résumé de notre ballade ce matin avec @petitesarcelle au (quasi) lever du jour dans le parc Paul Mistral à @VilledeGrenoble .
⚠️Clic sur les 📸 pour les voir en format réel 😊
#TwitterNatureCommunity #NaturePhotography #nature #Grenoble
C'était une matinée "étournesque". Cet #Etourneau sansonnet ( Sturnus vulgaris) était en train de se laver en barbotant dans l'eau, pas très loin de nous
#Starling #photography #birds #BirdsSeenIn2021
#birdphotography #TeamOrnitho #ornithology Etourneau sansonnet (Common starling) - Sturnus vulgaris
Du coup Cette petite Merlette (#Merle noir ♀ - Turdus merula) s'y est mise aussi, pour notre plaisir =)
#blackbird #photography #birds #BirdsSeenIn2021
#birdphotography #TeamOrnitho #ornithology
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THREAD - What happened at the Huanan #seafood market?

The @WHO report is quite clear on this point: #SARSCoV2 might have jumped from a wild animal sold in this market and maybe other markets in #Wuhan. But what do we know exactly? 1/15

#originsofSARSCoV2 Image
After all this time, the Huanan seafood market still remains the main suspect for a simple reason: most of the early cases had visited at least one market in Wuhan city, and several of them visited the Huanan market. 2/15 Image
According to the report, 10,000 people visited this place every day, making it a perfect setting for an #outbreak. One might argue: what about the cases without market exposure? Good question! 3/15
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Lately I have been talking to some students and friends about various places to look for academic positions. Because there is no ONE-FOR-ALL space to find opportunities, here is a thread summarizing the ones I know of 1/34 #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #phd #internationalPhD
Having said that, I must emphasize that this #database is skewed towards #Asians and #Indians (and other #internationals) to study in #EU #UK or #USA in general and is certainly not exhaustive. I have no info. on #NSF grants for example or grants within India. 2/34
Most importantly, I’m hoping this thread helps #colouredwomeninSTEM & #WomeninSTEM, please feel free to RT. And as a #biologist, I am more aware of databases in #ecology, #wildlife, #evolution and #conservation circles, feel free to add more and share. Let’s dive right in! 3/34
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It’s #WorldWildlifeDay! To celebrate, here’s the most unusual #wildlife interaction I’ve captured w/ a #CameraTrap: a golden eagle attacking a great-horned owl, which were then attacked by a mule deer, followed by a coyote rushing to join in! 🧵
Let’s break this down a bit. Our scene opens with a golden #eagle standing over (what we soon discover is) a great-horned #owl. Is this an attempted predation event? A scuffle over territory or food? Not sure. #BirdTwitter help me out. What do you think is happening here?
Then this rando mule deer shows up. A chance encounter between two (or three) species can happen when they use similar habitats, so this in itself isn’t that weird. But what happens next blows my mind. Also, check out the look on that eagle’s face! It’s not happy.
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World Whale Day is an opportunity to join together in raising awareness about these fascinating mammals and their plight.  ⁠⁠
Did you know Animal Save Movement has a Whale Save Chapter? Reykjavik Whale Save launched in 2018!  ⁠⁠
“Many of us ask
what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something, or does not do something.” ⁠⁠
- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer ⁠⁠
Swipe to find out more about them and what you can do to help. ⁠⁠
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Oh hey, my home area of Northern California is trending. It's great place to live, especially if you love #nature, #travel, and #photography...
So, you folks like Northern California #photography? Here, have some more #nature and #travel shots from around the state: Big Sur, Muir Woods, Pinnacles NPS, and Mount Shasta!
Here, have some more Northern California #nature and #travel #photography: Mount Diablo State Park, Cascade Falls in Mill Valley, whale watching a few miles from Moss Landing, and some of the coastline near Pebble Beach.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/14/2021…
Study identifies significance of atmospheric rivers for New Zealand…

#significance #rivers #NewZealand
Hospital Price Transparency Could Change The Face Of Medical Debt Collections, If Advocates Exploit It | Health Affairs…

#hospital #transparency #debt #medical #price
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🆘Time is running out for America's iconic #WildHorses! Please take a minute to sign this petition and share it with everyone today!

Contact your members of Congress and tell them you want them to act to protect #wildlife and wild horses #WildHorseWednesday #WildHorseWinDay
How to Contact Your Elected Officials…
Wild horses are being chased by helicopters often until they drop or are injured. Pregnant mares miscarry. Day-old foals are forced to run until their legs break and are then killed. All to make room for private profit for agriculture, fossil fuels, fracking, and mining. ImageImageImage
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Challenge the lie that HS2 will destroy 108 woodlands. To support 500,000 UK jobs and deliver a low carbon, high capacity, better connected transformation of our railways, there are some upfront limited impacts. But let’s look at how limited they are:
England has 52,000 ancient woodland sites. 43 are affected by HS2 between London and Crewe, of which over 80% will remain intact.
If an ancient woodland is described as affected, in many cases this means a small section of it is affected. On Phase One, 32 are described as affected. Through careful design and environmental consideration less than 0.29 square kilometres of them will be lost.
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This is the everyday reality of Australia's "sustainable" kangaroo industry. The cruelty is abhorrent, and Australian governments do everything they can to make this industry as secretive yet PR-friendly as possible.

#auspol #nswpol #wildlife #kangaroos
A common myth about kangaroos is that they exist in plague proportions. Governments and the kangaroo industry work together to uphold this myth, and celebrate the industry as being "sustainable" and an eco-friendly way to "harvest meat" (kill animals).
The industry and government clearly doesn't care about the cruelty inherent to the kangaroo trade, which is why we need to hit them where it hurts: we need to prove kangaroo populations are NOT thriving, and don't deserve to be massacred in the middle of the night.
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Five years ago today, USFWS banned 201 species of #salamanders from entering the US to prevent a #chytrid extinction crisis (see here:…) Unfortunately #frogs can also carry this pathogen & their door remains wide open:… #WildlifeTrade
As a freelance #WildlifeTrade scientist, my work integrates #science & policy to help reduce potential harm trade may cause. The example above shows the dangers that occur when government laws & policies don't keep up with scientific progress (2/N) @NatGeo #nature #OneHealth Image
After @USFWS enacted the 2016 #WildlifeTrade restriction to help keep this deadly fungus out of the US, it was found that frogs can also carry this "#salamander" pathogen. Thus #frogs might be carrying 2 species of #chytrid into the US (see…) #SciComm (3/N) Image
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The lack of consultation on authorising #neonics is unacceptable🚫

As has been previously evidenced, it will be very hard to prevent these #pesticides making their way into plants & rivers, thereby damaging our #wildlife

WE BELIEVE: Emergency authorisations like the introduction of #neonicotinoids in #farming are a short-term crutch that will stifle innovation and long-term thinking💔

It’s vital we think of #SUSTAINABLE & #ENVIRONMENTAL methods of protecting our crops against pests, instead


A) Look at a long-term strategy for a #sustainable future for sugar beet in the UK - addressing its role in rotations, health issues, farm incomes, jobs & the environment 🚜

@CarolineLucas @LukePollard
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Previously Unknown #Whale Population Discovered in #Indian Ocean Thanks to Their Distinct Song…

(📸:Robert Baldwin/Environment Society of Oman)
In a rather surprising, yet exciting discovery, researchers have spotted a new population of blue #whales swimming in the western #IndianOcean. The discovery is unique as the population was spotted from the unusual song sung by these exotic sea creatures.
Blue whales or #Balaenoptera musculus are the largest living animals on the planet and they use songs to communicate and socialise. They are often identified by their unique low-frequency sounds, which can be louder than a jet engine, with the pitch reaching up to 188 decibels.
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Swamp King: Researchers Identify New Species of Prehistoric #Crocodile…

(📸: The University of Queensland/IANS) Image
A prehistoric #crocodile measuring more than five metres long, dubbed the "swamp king", ruled south eastern Queensland waterways in Australia only a few million years ago, new research has found.

Researchers at University of Queensland identified the new species of prehistoric crocodile—which they named Paludirex vincenti—from fossils first unearthed in the 1980s."Its fossilised skull measures around 65 cms, so we estimate Paludirex vincenti was at least five metres long"
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Speed vs Stealth
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Cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth, meets the furtive crocodile...

#nature #wildlife #animals
Stealth vs Speed
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The furtive crocodile meets cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth...

#nature #wildlife #animals
Speedy 🦌
#nature #wildlife #animals
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