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The sea admirers

This photograph was clicked somewhere around October last year near my home. I found these men watching the with child-like curiosity. This was probably their first experience of sea. 42 more words


Cuckoos, caterpillars and thornbills

It’s been an interesting few days in the garden – Red Wattlebirds nesting, Common Bronzewings have returned and some nice spring migrants showing up.

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EU to Launch "Frontex Plus"

“EU to help Italy rescue migrants at sea,” by Nina Hasse for Deutsche-Welle:

Initially, the new mission, dubbed “Frontex Plus”, will supplement Italian efforts in the Mediterranean Sea to rescue migrants, the EU’s Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström said on Wednesday after meeting Italian interior minister Angelino Alfano in Brussels.

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After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a… 792 more words

Conservation Biology

Tim O'Connell reblogged this on The Waterthrush Blog and commented:

Thanks to K. P. McFarland for this important post from 26 Aug. 2014.  I have been following this story for years, but even I was surprised to learn that things had gotten so grave so quickly.


145 Arrested At Protest Against U.S. Deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House. 107 more words


EU to Bolster Frontex

“EU to Beef up Border Agency to Deal With Migrants,” by Nicole Winfield for the Associated Press (reposted by ABC News):

The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome’s politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project.

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Wattlebird family

A planted Wirilda Acacia retinodes in the yard beside the house is home to a duo of newly hatched Red Wattlebirds. I was alerted to the nest by the parents, disappearing into the top of the dense shrub on a regular basis as I sat outside having lunch. 98 more words

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