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Climate Change and Endemic Species

by Marina de Castro Deus

The great increase of species extinctions due to human-related habitat destruction, pollution, overharvesting and global climate change, often force conservationists to choose which species to help. 314 more words

Climate Change

World's greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on a Philippine island... 

Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is home to the world’s greatest concentration of unique mammal species — 93 percent of the land mammals there are found nowhere else. 76 more words

Environment

Vancouver Island Marmot

The Vancouver Island Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is one of four marmot species found in British Columbia and is endemic (found nowhere else) to Vancouver Island. 97 more words

Vancouver Island Wildlife

Why such a high percentage of endemic species in Hawaii

The location of the Hawaiian Islands is in the Central Pacific Ocean, on the northern most edge of the tropical zone.  The eight main islands, Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, Maui, and Hawai’i (the Big Island) are most commonly known as “Hawaii” and contain 99 percent of the land area of the islands, however the Hawaiian chain of islands really begins with the Emperor Chain of seamounts stretching about 3700 miles to the northwest of the Big Island. 240 more words

Endemic Species

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30th of July

We woke up at 5:45, dressed up and went outside to watch birds. We barely came outside and we were already surrounded by birds. 5,477 more words

Diary

New Zealand is for the Birds

Red-crowned parakeet (Maori name= kakariki)

Before the arrival of humans, New Zealand was a bird paradise. About 131 species of land, freshwater and coastal birds thrived on these islands, which cover an area just slightly larger than California. 1,128 more words

Hiking

One of the most elusive species in the Amazonas caught on camera

There has been a camera trap up for a while, and I hoped it would capture a tapir, but to my big disappointment no tapir has passed it by in the weeks that it has been out in the jungle. 671 more words

Tambopata