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Wetlands offer ecosystem services

Liminka - Ramsar wetlandsWetlands are not wastelands. Happy World Wetland Day 2015!
The cartoon was made for Liminka Bay Ramsar Area exhibition.
Cartoon in Spanish –  La caricatura en español:
 

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Fossils in the tar

Tar pit fossils - Harper and ObamaSome background info:
The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits – “One of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.”
Alberta Tar Sands – A destructive fossil fuel exploration project, that will produce dirty oil, toxic waste and huge CO2 […]

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Have a laid-back summer solstice

Summer Holidays Man and a Saimaa SealThe Summer Solstice is here, and in Finland we have a big party by the lake if possible. Here’s a relaxed vision from the lake Saimaa, where also an endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal lives.

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Rotten after the rutting season

Hangover - Reindeer male after the mating season“A male reindeer has one goal in life – having his own harem. Powerful males are able to gather 30–50 females to form one. Defending the harem and keeping the females in it satisfi ed is hard work.
Although mating with a female takes only 15 seconds, it is nevertheless a strenuous endeavour for males: after […]

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Migrating lemmings behaving badly

Hiking lemmings cartoonNorway lemmings (Lemmus lemmus) are migrating in Lapland. I saw those fearless tiny hairballs swimming at the Lake Inari and heard their angry swearing, when they encountered a human intruder.
More about lemmings at Outdoors.fi site.

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