United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — Boko Haram Attacks — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

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Nigerian refugees struggle in aftermath of Boko Haram attacks:

UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35,000 people who fled a surge in militant attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon’s remote desert north.

Violence has been ongoing in northeast Nigeria since the Boko Haram insurgency erupted in 2009, forcing more than 2.5 million people from their homes within the Lake Chad Basin in a desperate search for safety.

Cameroon. Violence in Nigeria drives thousands across border

As the insurgency grinds on, thousands have been displaced several times within Nigeria itself, while thousands of others like Blama Tchama, have sought safety over the border on numerous occasions.

The MNJTF, which includes forces from Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Benin, aims at countering Boko Haram and preventing other insurgent groups from gaining ground across the Lake Chad region.

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STRESEMANN’S BRISTLEFRONT — CRITICALLY ENDANGERED — MACRO WORLD — PLANET EARTH FLOWERS group

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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Merulaxis stresemanni 
POPULATION: One known individual
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered 
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Humid lowland forest in northeastern Brazil.

One of the world’s rarest birds, the Stresemann’s Bristlefront appears to be literally one bird away from extinction. In December 2018, after months of intensive searching, a lone bristlefront was observed in Brazil. This rediscovery renews hope that this species can be saved.

Unfortunately, this Critically Endangered bird is confined to one of the most fragmented and degraded – and vulnerable – forests in the Americas.

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GREENPEACE — INDONESIA FOREST — PALM OIL — SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 784,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Your Favorite Bird

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Indonesia’s forests are a treasure chest of incredible wildlife. The country is home to between 10 and 15 percent of the world’s known plants, mammals, and birds. But in the last half century, more than 74 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest—an area twice the size of Germany—have been logged, burned, or degraded.

Indonesia has already lost 72 percent of its intact forests. This is threatening the habitat of species like Sumatran tigers and orangutans, as well as harming the millions of people who depend on Indonesia’s forests for their food, shelter and livelihoods.

It’s also bad news for global warming. Peatlands—including those that form the wetland-like floor of Indonesia’s rainforests—are one of the world’s largest carbon sinks. Indonesia’s peatlands store about 35 billion tons of carbon.

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

BLUE-EYED GROUND DOVE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Columbina cyanopis 
POPULATION: Estimated at just 16 individuals.
IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered.
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Tropical savanna of eastern Brazil.

The aptly named Snow Bunting is a bird of extremes. It may look like a feathered snowflake, but don’t let its small size and immaculate white feathers fool you: The Snow Bunting is a tough survivor that breeds on frozen tundra in sub-zero temperatures. It’s also the most northerly recorded passerine in the world.

One of the Snow Bunting’s most obvious adaptations to its extreme environment is its color. Like the Snowy Owl, Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, Polar Bear, and ptarmigans, its mostly white coloration serves as effective camouflage in its open, snow-covered habitat. Snow Buntings also have feathering on their ankles, an adaptation providing added warmth on the high Arctic tundra of North America, Europe, and Russia.

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