GREENPEACE — ROSES — A PLASTIC FREE FUTURE IN TAIWAN — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

 

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GREENPEACE

By now, we have all heard about and seen multiple shocking images of plastic pollution in oceans. Whether it’s the seahorse with its tail wrapped around an earbud, or the remote island paradise turned into a plastic nightmare, it’s clear that the world has reached beyond breaking point with this material.

The Rainbow Warrior in Taiwan

Taiwan made a good start by banning free plastic bags in 2002, which made it one of the first places to start banning free plastic bags. However, there is much more to do. The ban only applies to mainstream shops. Small businesses continue to use plastic bags.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — EASTERN BLUEBIRD — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

 

 

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

EASTERN BLUEBIRD

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sialia sialis
POPULATION: 20 million
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Open habitat near trees, such as savannas, forest clearings, pasture, parks, and golf courses.

The vibrant colors and soft, musical warbles of the Eastern Bluebird are a welcome sight on a cold, snowy day. Bluebirds have long been considered harbingers of spring, and their willingness to nest in open, human-modified habitats makes them popular among birders and non-birders alike.

The Eastern Bluebird’s genus, Silia, is part of the larger thrush family, making the bluebird a relative of the Wood Thrush, Bicknell’s Thrush, and Swainson’s Thrush. There are eight recognized subspecies of Eastern Bluebird, found in North America, Mexico, and Central America.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

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United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees

Fresh waves of unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have displaced over 1.7 million people since January 2017 – chiefly in the Kasai, Tanganyika and Kivu regions.

Over 600,000

DRC refugees in sub-Saharan Africa


4.1 million

people displaced inside DRC


Over 526,000

refugees from other African countries in the DRC

Tens of thousands more have fled to Angola, Zambia and other neighbouring countries.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pharomachrus auriceps
POPULATION: Unknown, but considered fairly common
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Humid mountain and cloud forests of South America

A handful of spectacular species, found only in the Americas, are known as “quetzals.” All are part of the trogon family — colorful, fruit-eating tropical birds that include the better-known Resplendent Quetzal and Haiti’s national bird, Hispaniolan Trogon.

The name “quetzal” is from the Nahuatl (Aztec) quetzalli, meaning “large brilliant tail feather,” and Golden-headed Quetzal fits the bill perfectly. This beautifully plumed species has a distinctive golden-bronze head, iridescent green body and wings, and long wing and tail coverts.

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