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1. The world's oldest known wild bird is a Laysan Albatros.

She is called Wisdom, because of her age and surviving many current threads like fish-lines, climate change, and plastic pollution.ย 

This is her. Isnโ€™t she beautiful?

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2. While I work on this thread (with more albatrosses videos), you could subscribe for The Planet newsletter.

You will like it if you are interested in #nature and #wildlife.

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3. Wisdom was probably born around 1951. Five years later, in 1956, the young albatross, got a red ankle band with the number Z333.

By now, that albatross, Wisdom, has become famous as the world's oldest known wild bird.ย 

#birds #nature #wildlife
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#Wildlife | 18 hilarious winners of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: Andy Parkinson captured two bear cubs play-fighting in "Let's Dance."

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#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: A mudskipper appears to have an audience in "See Who Jumps High" by Chu Han Lin.

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Speed vs Stealth ๐Ÿ† ๐ŸŠ

Cheetah, the fastest animal on Earth, meets the furtive crocodileโ€ฆ

Croc snacked that cat! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

#nature #wildlife #animals

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Stealth vs Speed ๐Ÿ† ๐ŸŠ

The furtive crocodile meets cheetah, the fastest animal on Earthโ€ฆ

Different outcome this time ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

#nature #wildlife #animals
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Who's having it coming?

#nature #wildlife #animals
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1. For all readers who don't warm to the idea of future palm-fringed beaches in the Arctic, I wrote an explainer about COP26, climate change, and why we need to do more.

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#COP26 #climate #ClimateCrisis
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2/12. Current policies set us on track to about 2.7ยฐC or 2.9ยฐC of warming by the end of this century, a disastrous cause to a world where you don't want your children to live.

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#COP26Glasgow #news #environment

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3/12. This graph from Our World in Data shows the global average temperature relative to the average of the period between 1961 and 1990.

These changes are almost all caused by human behavior, especially the burning of fossil fuels and land (ab)use.

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#ClimateAction
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1. Starting COP26 on Halloween, a festival for the dead, doesn't give much hope.

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๐Ÿงต The start of a thread on #history, #Halloween, #leadership, #nature, #climate, and #COP26 Image
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2. Traditions can alienate you if you don't feel part of it. So in my efforts to blend in with the Canadians, I searched the internet to explain #Halloween and found that we have to go back into history as I so often do in The Planet newsletter.

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3. There was not much of #Halloween celebration in colonial New England, where rigid Protestant beliefs prevented frivolously celebrating, especially of traditions with some doubtful pre-Christian fingerprints all over it.

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So this aged seal on a Norfolk beach was humanely put down, but not before police were called because crowds of people had been throwing stones at it and posing for selfies with it in this utter hellscape of a country weโ€™ve become. I am so f**ing angry.
Normally my replies are a bit of a right wing bin fire, but very heartened by the comments on this sad tale.
And, on a happier note, here is a reminder of the beauty of seals and all wildlife when we treat animals with respect. ๐Ÿฆญ#nature #wildlife #oceans
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1. Iโ€™m fascinated by the beauty of nature and enjoy learning more every day. Look for instance at these mushrooms realising millions of microscopic spores to propagate.

๐Ÿงต A thread about the beauty of planet earth, our only home.

#nature #science
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2. Thatโ€™s right, itโ€™s our only home. That means we have to be extra careful, we donโ€™t have a spare.

When it heats up, or loses itโ€™s complex ecosystems, we will all be in trouble.

NASA took this photo of the dark side of the moon from 1 million miles away.

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#climate
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3. If you care about the beauty of nature and follow issues like climate change, read The Planet.

Subscribe, and start your day with this newsletter, it really needs your support. ๐Ÿ™

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1/โ€ฆ Sorry for disturbing you buddy! Weโ€™ll leave you alone now! ๐Ÿ˜‚

A thread about spiders. ๐Ÿงต

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#wildlife #spider #nature #Australiaย  #animals MT @jodirowley
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2. When male jumping spiders flirt with females, they risk losing their lives.

This is a mating dance, but she is not interested and he escapes with his life, because often females will eat their lover after sex.

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3. Read about nature in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life
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3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis
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๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆToday is coming out day

Perhaps unknown to some of you, same-sex sexual behavior is not an exclusively human trait, but it has been extensively documented in non-human animals as well. Here are some animals who also show same sex behaviour:

#ComingOutDay #LGBT #wildlife
1) Bonobo

The bonobo is an African ape closely related to humans. Studies suggest 75% of bonobo sex is nonreproductive & that nearly all bonobos are bisexual. Frans de Waal calls the species a "make love, not war" primate. He believes bonobos use sex to resolve conflicts
2) Bottlenose dolphin

These dolphins show one of the highest rates of same-sex sexual behavior documented in any animal. โ™‚๏ธ-โ™‚๏ธ mounting, genital contact & โ€˜goosingโ€™ appear to strengthen alliances between small groups of males and provide practice for later opposite-sex encounter
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So here is my @iamsrk story. As a journalist working with @TheDailyPioneer I was trying desperately to get in touch with #ShahRukhKhan for an indepth interview. It was IMPOSSIBLE and his agent/PR lady who would either not respond or kept putting me off with barely contained 1/n
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After patiently,politely following up for days,I lost it. as it is,doing films & running after stars wasn't my thing,I got hold of SRK's no(no guys, I don't have it now-honest.I failed to transfer it to a new phone๐Ÿ™„). My first few msgs went -2/n
-unanswered. Exasperated, I sent him a blunt-not rude- SMS-I was tired of following up on this, and i would prefer closure so I could get on with other things.A No, was better than maybe, soon etc -.and i would be grateful if he could do me the courtesy of a response. a few 3/n
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Parasites may gross us out, but they are incredibly diverse and hold ecosystems together

From wasps to viruses, parasites are crucial links in a healthy food web. #Ecosystem #wildlife #biodiversity
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parasitism deserves more respect as โ€œan exceptionally successful form of lifeโ€. Animals, plants, fungi, bacteria & viruses can all be parasitic, from vampire bats to deep-sea anglerfish, whose tiny males permanently attach themselves to females.
Parasitism is a form of symbiosisโ€”a close relationship between 2 organisms. Some parasites (parasitoids) are deadly to their hosts, many donโ€™t cause major problems. Others will even protect their hosts from other parasites, such as viruses that shield bacteria against antibiotics
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1. I love this one. It is so cute ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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#animals #elephants #cute #video

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2. If you love animals, you will love to read The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of #nature, #wildlife, or threats like #climate change.

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3. Not my kind of pet, but they all seem to be happy in this video. ๐ŸฆŽ

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#lizard #pets #animals #nature
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1. Both predators and prey animals use camouflage to their advantage.

Prey animals blend in with the background, so hungry predators pass right by them.

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I like this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

#cats #pets
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2. But predators use camouflage too.

The striated frogfish (Antennarius striatus) walks the seafloor right up to its unsuspecting prey.

It has a prognathous mouth that launches an attack on prey in as fast as 6 milliseconds.

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3. The wonders of nature is a theme you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of #nature, or threats like #climate change.

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1. Life is so delicate.

We conquered the planet and that gives us a responsibility to preserve all species.

Enjoy this thread on beautiful, delicate life.

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#nature #wildlife #biodiversity #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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2. Our responsibility to preserve all forms of life is a theme you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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3. All forms of life are fragile, but some are even more so. ๐Ÿฆ

#birds #wildlifephotography #environment #beauty #parenting
(The wasp photo in previous tweet was from a tweet by @raymond_LLM)

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1. Nature continues to surprise me in many ways. Let me give you some amazing examples.

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Isnโ€™t our planet amazing?

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#nature #wildlife #animals #cute
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2. If you share a fascination for nature, please join the community of thousands of readers that start their day with inspiration from The Planet newsletter.

You can sign up for free or support via a paid subscription for the full experience.

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3. This is another one I love. This bird is just having fun.

I love it to see animals being surprisingly clever, social, or just happily playing.

In many ways, they are like us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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#birds #fun #animals #lovenature
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1. The climate in 2100: The future is nearer than you think, and that is terrible news.

We are not good at imagining the future, which makes it harder to promote climate action.

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#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #future #environment #climate #IPCC Image
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2. Many of us fear for a future where climate change and the loss of nature make this planet a tough place to survive.

Long-term climate change projections, like from the IPCC, usually predict the situation in the year 2100. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-climate-โ€ฆ
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3. In the IPCC's 'middle of the road' scenario, temperatures will rise to 2.7C by the end of the century.

It assumes that CO2 emissions hover around current levels before starting to fall mid-century.

Is that realistic?

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1. This is a Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis.

One of the over 2,400 Mantis species.

This starts an interesting thread with some great mantis videos.

Stay tuned.

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#insects #nature #wildlife #mantis #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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2. Mantises, like many nature related subjects, is something you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

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3/11. If you see an insect with a triangular head, bulging eyes, sitting upright with arms folded like in prayer, it is likely a โ€˜prayingโ€™ mantis.

Here is an example. It is not praying, but eating a bumblebee.

#bees #mantises #insectphotography

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Some of India's first in news (Environment):

1. Indiaโ€™s first elephant reserve was created in Jharkhand in 2001 under Project Elephant. It is spread over three districts --east Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, and Saraikela-Kharswan.
2. Goa has become the first Indian state to provide 100% tap water connections in rural areas under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
3. New Delhi has become the first state/UT in the country to have a 'Tree Transplantation Policy'.

4. Maharashtra is the first state in India to have a separate Mangrove cell in State Forest Dept.
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1. I took this photo yesterday during a beautiful sunrise while driving early in the morning from my village to Rotterdam. You can see one of the wind turbines in the eye of the rising sun.

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2. The Netherlands has a reputation as a country of windmills to mill grain or pump water, and we still have some 1,100 of the classic types.

But the Dutch were not the first to harness the wind: Ancient Babylonians started some 4,000 years ago.

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3. At the end of the 19th century, modern wind power was first developed in Denmark, where the first horizontal-axis wind turbines were created in 1891, and a 22.8-meter wind turbine began operation in 1897.

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#wind #energy #renewables #solar
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-โ€ฆ
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3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

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Indian cities are not typically imagined to be biodiversity hotspots. Aspects of urban ecology often get missed in public conversations about the city.
In a series of illustrations, we explore the different dimensions of Bengaluru's lakes.
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@citizenmatters @sustainBLR Image
Illustrations: Labonie Roy
Text: @ByAditiTandon @priyankash96
Anchor: @kcmouli25
Watch this space. We will update 1 illustration per day.
#environment #cities #biodiversity #art #illustrations

Let's start at the very beginning...
When you read you begin with A-be-see!
Every artwork has elements of household and construction waste that the artist found in her neighbourhood in Bengaluru. Look closely and see if you can spot them!
Leave your responses as comments :)
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For the return of the #UNMBioblog after our year hiatus, I chose to write about the negative consequences for cats, humans, and #wildlife when we allow #cats to roam freely. I couldn't help myself with the punny title.
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I was inspired to write this blog after I witnessed my neighbor's outdoor pet #cat killed a #bird under my feeder. A heated argument ensued. I know nothing has changed because I still scare him out of my backyard. I've counted 9 different cats in my backyard, here is one
I am a paradoxical #catlover, which stems from my #science & #ornithology career. I know how cute it is for my own #cat to frolic in flowers but I understand how dangerous it is for #cats, human #health, & #wildlife when cats roam #CatsOfTwitter #Caturday #catsofinstagram
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(1/โ€ฆ) Right now, somewhere on this planet, is someone
- showing #kindness
- enjoying spectaculair #nature
- taking #climateaction

You can read those stories in The Planet newsletter.

And somewhere these whales are swimming.

What a wonderful world!
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(2/โ€ฆ) Start your day with The Planet newsletter โ˜•๏ธ

It needs growth in annual subscribtions or email sign ups to make this initiative successful.

I hope to get ten more today.

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(It takes just seconds)

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(3/โ€ฆ) These designers used five tons of plastic ocean waste to create a whale.

#whales #oceans #plasticpollution #sustainability #wildlife via @ArtForOurPlanet

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