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Freshwater Fungi
Freshwater Fungi

Celebrated annually on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the importance of healthy freshwater systems...

 
Spiders, Doctors and Journalists
Spiders, Doctors and Journalists

Once upon a time, we published a thread on Twitter (now called X) about the Joro spider after sensationalized headlines...

 
Orcas and Boats
Orcas and Boats

No doubt you’ve encountered memes and news stories about orcas lately. Also known as killer whales (Orcinus orca), these marine...

 
Saving Succulents
Saving Succulents

There’s no doubt that succulents make excellent additions to your home. They brighten up any room and are usually pretty...

 
Weird and Wonderful
Weird and Wonderful

Ever heard of the long-eared Gymnure (a relative of hedgehogs) which is thought to resemble some of the earliest mammals?...

 
Winter Herping
Winter Herping

At the Global Center for Species Survival, we spend a lot of time at our desks working with conservationists from...

 
World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day

“It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration!” – that is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2023, celebrated today, February 2, 2023....

 
The Fungus Among Us
The Fungus Among Us

HBO has a new hit series on its hands. “Last of Us” is based on the critically acclaimed video game...

 
Exotic Pets
Exotic Pets

Axolotl Popularity “That looks like an axolotl!” “¡Un ajolote!” “These are the guys that can be pink and blue, right?”...

 
Season’s Green-ings
Season’s Green-ings

In preparation for the gift-giving season, we present alternative behaviors and resources to help you celebrate in an eco-friendly way....

 
Socotra Archipelago
Socotra Archipelago

Saving freshwater ecosystems on the island of Socotra  Around 150 miles east of the Horn of Africa and 300 miles...

 
Sturgeons on the Brink
Sturgeons on the Brink

It’s a scene that captures the imagination – and captivates the internet: a ten-foot sturgeon is tagged and released by...

 

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