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Freshwater Fish are in Trouble

Global threats for migrating fish“​With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted globally by 76% on average since 1970, including a 93% collapse in Europe.”
93% collapse in migratory freshwater fish populations in Europe – new report

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World Migratory Bird Day 2020

World Migratory Bird DayThe theme of World Migratory Bird Day 9th May 2020 is “Birds Connect Our World” and was chosen to highlight the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural movements of migratory birds and that are essential for their survival and well-being.

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It’s the Anthropocene Baby!

ECCB2018 - AnthropoceneMany scientists think we are now living a new epoch, the Anthropocene. It is defined to be the Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.
The black & white version of this […]

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Pollinators – Sting in the Tail or Not?

Body parts of BumblebeeHere’s the answer to the quest.
 

A female Tree Bumblebee has a stinger in the tail.

Learn more about buzzing bumblebees & other pollinators
A Sting in the Tale – a book by Dave Goulson. This excellent book has been translated into many languages. Here’s a Finnish version: “Kimalaisen kyydissä“.
Dave Goulson’s Youtube Channel:

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Help Salmon Find Their Spawning Ground

Salmon and freshwater pearl musselSeveral dams were constructed to this river 70 years ago, and salmon could no longer swim up the river to spawn. Now humans have removed dams and built fish passages.
Salmon can run up again!
Help salmon find their spawning ground!
At the same time you also help freshwater pearl mussels.
Freshwater pearl mussels can live very long, over […]

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