GREENPEACE –AMAZON REEF — HOME TO SOME AMAZING MARINE AND FRESHWATER MAMMALS — LADYBUGS — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 799,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Black and White Photography (Sepia Photography is Welcome)

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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Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle or Ladybug Cycloneda polita #23

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Harmonia axyridis (Multi Coloured Asian Lady Beetle)

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AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY — STEEPEST POPULATION DEClINES OF ANY SONG BIRD — GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS group

PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS has over 3,900 members and over 111,000 photos and videos. 

ABC

The Golden-winged Warbler is a dynamo, practically buzzing with activity as it moves through the trees. It also undertakes an amazing migration, traveling from its breeding grounds in the northeastern United States to wintering areas in Central and South America.

Minnesota's northern forests are home to nearly 50 percent of the world's Golden-winged Warbler population during the summer breeding season. Photo by Greg Lavaty

The species is notable for another reason: It has suffered one of the steepest population declines of any songbird. Since 1966, the species has been reduced by 66 percent, mostly because of habitat loss on its breeding grounds.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)celeryceleryEcuador MegadiversoNick Dean1Hugo von Schreck

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GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL — Ecological farming re-connects people with food through farmers, using science to enhance and sustain biodiversity — PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS group

PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS has over 3,900 members and over 112,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Ladybugs

Greenpeace International

Our Food, Our Future

There is a better system. Scientific progress means that positive change is possible. Ecological farming re-connects people with food through farmers, using science to enhance and sustain biodiversity and its healthier harvests. While industrial farming ignores the drastic consequences of climate change and adds to them, ecological farming works with a world in a state of flux, and always with the future in mind.

Today, progressive ecological techniques, together with individual daily choices empower us to farm, cook, eat and change the future of food, together.

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)celeryceleryEcuador MegadiversoNick Dean1Hugo von Schreck
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AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY — STEEPEST POPULATION DEClINES OF ANY SONG BIRD — GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER — PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS group

PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS has over 3,900 members and over 111,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Macro Eyes

ABC

The Golden-winged Warbler is a dynamo, practically buzzing with activity as it moves through the trees. It also undertakes an amazing migration, traveling from its breeding grounds in the northeastern United States to wintering areas in Central and South America.

The species is notable for another reason: It has suffered one of the steepest population declines of any songbird. Since 1966, the species has been reduced by 66 percent, mostly because of habitat loss on its breeding grounds.

Top Contributors

John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)celeryceleryEcuador MegadiversoNick Dean1Hugo von Schreck

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PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS group

PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS has over 3,500 members and over 85,000 photos and videos. 

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD is a must see group with over 54,500 photos and videos. 

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John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)celeryceleryEcuador MegadiversoNick Dean1Hugo von Schreck
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