Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Amazon home to around 10% of global aquatic biodiversity

The Amazon river and its affluents are filled with more than 3,000 species of fish, including piranhas and electric feared eels. As in the case of many other types of wildlife, it is almost certain that there are still many … Continue reading

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Lithium the “white gold” that abounds in the Andes, another hope for clean energy

Two years ago the U.S. edition of Forbes magazine published an article in which it called for the Andean region of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina as the “lithium of Saudi Arabia “. It is the lightest metal, its density is … Continue reading

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Increase efforts to conserve sea turtles in Venezuela

The National Sea Turtle Conservation, is conducted since 2009 by the National Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment, and consists of transferring to a controlled breeding ground the nests of turtles that are at risk, either by high tides or looting. Recently … Continue reading

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Magellanic penguins, now designated as “Near Threatened”

The latest Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) records the Magellanic penguin as ‘Near Threatened’ from the point of view of conservation. Spheniscus magellanicus, commonly called Magellanic penguin or Patagonian penguin is a bird species … Continue reading

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Birds in North America find support in their migration route

The Mississippi River is a long river located in North America that runs through the central part of the United States. It has a length of 3,770 km2, and only one of its affluents, the Missouri, is the longest in … Continue reading

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