Beluga whales from aquarium to sanctuary

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This 22 June 2019 video says about itself:

Two beluga whales make epic journey from China to Iceland sanctuary

Two beluga whales from an aquarium in Shanghai have arrived in Iceland on June 19 to live out their days in a unique marine sanctuary that conservationists hope will become a model for rehoming some 3,000 of the creatures currently in captivity.

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A BIRD AND THE MEAD OF POETRY

Ulli Kattenstroth

The red-necked phalarope is an extraordinary bird and a real wanderer between the worlds and above the sea of fog although it is not really big (length of 19 cms). The photo above shows the outlook during breeding, in autumn and winter the plumage will change to a simple white/grey. Quite exceptionally in nature the gender roles of these birds are completely different than normally while the male birds are breeding the eggs and also guiding afterwards the young birds while the female birds perform the courtship displays in order to attract the male birds and will as well protect the breeding site against external enemies.


Red-necked phalarope (Odinshühnchen) in breeding plumage,
photograph by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

The birds are breeding from May until July all over the Northern arctic and subarctic hemisphere including Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway. During the rest of the year the birds…

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Indigenous leaders warn of protests, halting developments over shale gas exemption

Indigenous leaders warn of protests, halting developments over shale gas exemption

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Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine says ‘the blueprint’ for government to consult Indigenous groups is there. (Radio-Canada)

‘It is our job to ensure the protection of lands and waters for our future generations’: Chief Ross Perley

Top Indigenous leaders are warning that the Higgs government has made “a serious mistake” on shale gas that may reignite protests like those seen in the Rexton area in 2013.

They say the province’s duty to consult Indigenous people is clearly defined, and the government should have known how to proceed as it tries to restart the industry in one part of the province.

“It’s not as if this is all new,” said Roger Augustine, the regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “The blueprint is there.”

“There’s a lot of case law,” said Chief George Ginnish of Natoaganeg First Nation. “There are…

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ROOTS GORGE NEAR KAZIMIERZ DOLNY / POLAND

ROOTS GORGE NEAR KAZIMIERZ DOLNY / POLAND

Ulli Kattenstroth

If you once have the chance to visit the Eastern part of Poland with the region of Lublin, you should not miss to go also to Kazimierz Dolny being regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in the country with some nice Renaissance buildings. There you also have the opportunity to attend a shipping tour on Vistula river, but the real highlight in my opinion is the fabulous Roots Gorge lying not far away from Kazimierz Dolny.

We speak about a hollow way which has been naturally created by the forces of erosion – just wind and rain forming a new path to wildness. The magical Roots Gorge has a lenght of approximately 1 km where you can now observe varied trees clinging to the edges of the spectacular gorge. The roots of the trees have been exposed over the years, now they may be admired as uncovered…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move – Invasives

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Bittersweet seeding2

On the move
As seeds take root
Adapted to a new environment
Displacing the natives
As their niches disappear
In a every changing landscape

Kudzu infest

One that we have played a hand in
In our wanting to control nature
To what we think it should be
Riches in the earth
Taken for our own needs

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A new landscape emerges
One like everywhere else
On the move
As seeds take root

bitterswee infest

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