SIERRA CLUB — WARMING LAKES WORLDWIDE COULD MEAN MORE TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 163,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Reflections on Water

A new study of algal bloom activity in dozens of freshwater lakes around the world provides an answer: For the past 30 years, lakes nearly everywhere have been experiencing more frequent and severe toxic algal blooms—and a changing climate is one reason why.

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science used satellite data collected over the past three decades to examine large freshwater lakes across six continents. They searched through more than 72 billion data points to identify statistically significant patterns in algal bloom intensity and found that the severity of algal blooms has increased in over two-thirds of the 71 large lakes studied across 33 countries

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ARARIPE MANAKIN — CRITICALLY ENDANGERED — FOG — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 163,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Reflections on Water

ARARIPE MANAKIN

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Antilophia bokermanni
POPULATION: About 800 adults
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Lower and middle levels of tall, humid forest, with an abundance of vines.

The Araripe Manakin’s Critically Endangered status, which has led to its listing as an Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species, has also focused attention on the importance of conserving its unique habitat. This habitat determines not only this bird’s continued survival but also the quality of life for thousands of people living in this largely impoverished region of northeastern Brazil.

Araripe Manakin, Ciro Albano

In 2003, the first information about the Araripe Manakin’s biology and threats to its survival were presented in a management plan aimed at local stakeholders. Just this year, the bird became the first species in Brazil to receive a National Conservation Action Plan. It is now a widely recognized symbol for biodiversity, natural resources conservation, and the importance of environmental sustainability.

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SUBWAY PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 162,000 photos.

Contest — Reflections on Water

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São Paulo, 2015. Metrô / Metro / Μετρό / U-Bahn / Métro / 地下鉄 / Метро / Subway.

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ENDANGERED — MANGROVE HUMMINGBIRD — HDR — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Greenpeace * United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 160,000 photos.

Contest — Urban Landscapes

MANGROVE HUMMINGBIRD

The species’ limited range and declining numbers have led the International Union for Conservation of Nature to classify the Mangrove Hummingbird as Endangered.

Birders and ecotourists can visit the Osa to see the Mangrove Hummingbird and other birds found nowhere else. Visit Conservation Birding to learn more.

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GREENPEACE — Amazon Reef and the Great Southern Reef — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group has over 3,700 members and over 159,000 photos. 

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GREENPEACE

Two incredible, little-known reefs:

What do pink dolphins and leafy sea dragons have in common? They both benefit from two amazingly unique and little-known reefs on opposite sides of the world. Despite their geographic differences, the Amazon Reef and the Great Southern Reef have some striking similarities.

Scientists estimate the Amazon Reef’s size could span 56,000 km2 near the mouth of the Amazon River. Not bad for a reef system that nobody expected to be there! Because of its unique nature, the critters that live amongst the Amazon Reef are very precious. Between 2010 and 2014, scientists undertook three surveys of the area, and they believe they have found new species of fish and sponges.

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