Biodiversity

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Saving Species Challenge

The Indianapolis Zoo has selected the ten finalists in the running for its $1 million Saving Species Challenge.

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Weird and Wonderful

What these creatures have in common is that they are all evolutionarily distinct and represent an irreplaceable part of the world’s natural heritage.

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Biodiversity in Bloom

In the USA there are around 200 species of orchids, from which 20% are found in Indiana.

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Spring Species

The best thing we can do as good stewards of the Earth is to give creatures the space and time they need to wake up from winter slumbers.

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Not-So-Spooky Species

It’s far more horrifying to consider a future without these and other essential species with unearned reputations for being scary.

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Fungal Conservation

Fungi are the unsung heroes of the natural world. Life on Earth as we know it wouldn’t be possible without them.

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Lungs of the Earth

Most of the planet’s oxygen comes from the ocean. So it’s fitting that the United Nations refers to our ocean as the “lungs of the Earth.”

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World Parrot Day

World Parrot Day celebrates the diversity of these intelligent, colorful birds and raises awareness of conservation needs.

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Native Gardening

Choosing native species to plant in your garden can increase the local biodiversity, not only of plants, but also animals.

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