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Established in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme and with representatives from 132 countries, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released and published a report last May 6, 2019 showing how human activities are massively deteriorating the global biodiversity, threatening about 1 million species of animals and plants. From roughly 15,000 scientific and government studies collected over the past five decades, Robert Watson, the panel’s chair and a professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., warned in a statement “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more...

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When we heard the story of Rana, we were inspired by her strength. Rana's story goes beyond just herself, however.  Discovered with hypothermia in Monaco’s port four years ago, Rana became a symbol for change and strength. Hypothermia is a condition marked by extreme blood flow reduction due to cold waters and can be fatal. Adopted and rehabilitated for by the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Rana sprouted the idea of ​​a unique sea turtle care facility for her species. Fully healed and extra healthy, Rana was happily released back to her natural habitat on 19 June. The tale begins 9 April 2014. A very young loggerhead sea...

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Most students look forward to the end of the school year so that they can have the freedom to have fun with friends. But Texas Tech University students started their summer breaks unlike most: saving baby sea turtles. Through the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) at the university, eight bright and compassionate students traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days. According to KAMC, these student volunteers worked tirelessly to build signs, look for nests and beautify the environment so sea turtles have a better chance for survival. "90 percent of sea turtles that hit the water die....

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Just off Goodland, around the feeding grounds of Ten Thousand Islands, Luna the loggerhead sea turtle dipped beneath the ocean surface Thursday afternoon and was released into the wild. The 2-year-old turtle served as an ambassador for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for most of her marine life, welcoming guests and school field trips to the Conservancy's discovery center. The Conservancy, which has been using loggerheads to help educate its visitors for about 20 years, releases the turtles once they are big enough to survive on their own in the gulf But little is known about what happens to these released turtles, or where they go...

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IT'S HERE – the season when sea turtles return yearly to Trinidad & Tobago's shores to lay eggs from March to August. The first few leatherback and hard-shell turtles have begun returning to the beaches. With their return come the annual reminders from Turtle Village Trust (TVT) and LNG producer Atlantic about how to protect this endangered species and ensure their sustainability. In Trinidad, harming a sea turtle or sea turtle nest is a serious offense, and is not taken lightly.  Camille Salandy, manager of sustainability and corporate communications at Atlantic said that given the turtles’ status as an endangered species,...

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