South Africa: Don't strip protections for elephants! Antony Mcgowan, United Kingdom Nov 21, 15:32 Morgaine Wakelin, New Zealand Nov 21, 15:26 Fondation Nicolas Hulot For the past 40 years I have been travelling the world, a witness to its slow destruction. I have decided to become a player in its reconstruction. To share my belief and my rallying call, I wrote Osons. 12 concrete propositions to the attention of the States and an appeal to everybody to put pressure on their decisions. Together, let’s call on the Heads of State to address the challenges posed by climate change. We, as citizens of the world, are asking the political leaders of the wealthiest countries and the largest emitters of greenhouse gases to finally meet the climate challenge. Dear world leaders, DARE TO TAKE ACTION!
Avibase - La base ornithologique mondiale I am excited to announce a new important addition to Avibase, called myAvibase. This is a new section of the site that provides tools for planning your next birding trip and manage your own personal checklists. You can use maps and graphs to quickly see how many species can be found in a given region and at various times of year, for instance. naturama biofotoquiz Practise on the web recognize out in the field Biofotoquiz offers the opportunity to train your skill to identify plant and animal species in a playful way. Biofotoquiz includes: A learning mode with three levels Four quiz modes with ranking lists The possibility „Extra 5 levels“ with increasing degree of difficulty and ranking lists Series of images and lists of species for printing A login-area to create individual series A search field to find reliable images of a species The possibility to incorporate user series in external websites At the moment there are modules of plants, grasshoppers, lepidopterans, amphibians & reptiles and birds with 27085 images of 2545 species in 314 series available. Choose a standard module, a partner module or a user module for further information.
Earth economist: The food bubble is about to burst - environment - 10 February 2011 We're fast draining the fresh water resources our farms rely on, warns Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute What is a food bubble? That's when food production is inflated through the unsustainable use of water and land.
Cecil the lion's killer joins long list of big game hunters skewered on social media In the jungle, the mighty jungle, poor Cecil the lion no longer sleeps tonight. After news broke that the beloved big cat was killed by a dentist from Minnesota, the hunter, Walter Palmer, quickly became “the most hated man in America who never advertised Jell-O pudding on television”, according to Jimmy Kimmel. Palmer is reportedly receiving death threats and a deluge of horrible Yelp reviews, and it probably goes without saying that his patients are likely hunting themselves – for a new dentist. But Palmer is by no means the first big game trophy hunter to get skewered online for their exploits. The Trump Kids
Wildfinder Find out where more than 26,000 species live on Earth. WWF’s Wildfinder is an interactive tool that visualizes the global distribution of thousands of species that roam the Earth. Ever wonder exactly where tigers roam or vultures fly? Comb filter In signal processing, a comb filter adds a delayed version of a signal to itself, causing constructive and destructive interference. The frequency response of a comb filter consists of a series of regularly spaced spikes, giving the appearance of a comb. Applications Comb filters are used in a variety of signal processing applications.
600 lions sont tués (légalement) chaque année par des Américains The Internet is in an uproar this week over the recent killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, allegedly baited Cecile the lion out of a national park by dragging a dead animal behind a car at night. Palmer shot it with a crossbow.