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13 January 2022
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Peru is home to more than 15% of the world’s bird species: an astonishing 1,861 in total, 138 of them found nowhere else on Earth. From the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the mountainous Andes and the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin, its varied landscapes make the country a hotspot for wildlife of all kinds. BirdLife is therefore delighted to welcome a new Partner for Peru... Source (https://www.birdlife.org/news/2022/01/13/new-growth-in-peru/)
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I gather many others have criticised the film because they found the allegory connecting an imminent comet destroying earth with the climate crisis to be inaccurate or tortured. To be honest, I find this a bit ridiculous, and it feeds my frustration. They are missing the point. To me the film depicts the inability our culture has in dealing with and accepting reality – science – facts! Source (https://www.birdlife.org/news/2022/01/12/patricia-zurita-on-nature-climate-and-dont-look-up/)
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In the Adriatic Sea, opposite the coastal town of Petrovac in the Montenegrin municipality of Budva, is located the stunning Katič islet. Although it consists of several rocky formations dominated by conifers, Katič provides habitat for a wide range of biodiversity, including (but not limited to) seagrass beds, rocky reefs and marine caves. Meadows of seagrass Posidonia oceanica... Source (https://www.birdlife.org/news/2022/01/11/local-community-helps-to-develop-montenegros-second-marine-protected-area/)
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Description Population: There are 9,100 to 11,500 pairs in Europe (BirdLife International, 2021). Wingspan: 95 to 110 cm Lifespan: 12 years Distinct features: You can recognize European shags by their dark feathers, pale-coloured cheeks, long-curved neck, and long, narrow bill. Adults have a small crest and green-tinged sheen on their feathers during breeding season. They can be found roosting on... Source (https://www.birdlife.org/news/2022/01/10/seabird-of-the-month-european-shag-mediterranean-subspecies-gulosus-aristotelis-desmarestii/)
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The scene is a grim one: rangers wearing protective gear paddle out in a dinghy to the middle of Hula Lake, Israel, to start retrieving the dead Common Cranes scattered across the water. Their job is cut out for them: more than 5,000 cranes succumbed to the recent bird flu outbreak, which hit Israel in December 2021. “The first signs of a massive event appeared in wild birds around 12-13 December,”... Source (https://www.birdlife.org/news/2022/01/10/israel-and-uk-facing-record-breaking-bird-flu-outbreaks/)
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