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Birds Under Threat From Brown Tree Snake in Marianas
The Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons mariae), a rare species found on Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, is one of the #birds at risk from brown tree snakes, which have devastated bird populations on Guam. Efforts to safeguard the Marianas’ remaining native birds, such as snake trapping and translocations of birds to islands without snakes, are underway. 
Read more: Yahoo News
(via: American Bird Conservancy)
Photograph by Jack Jeffrey

Could bacteria from honeybees replace antibiotics?Bacteria discovered in the honey stomachs of bees can heal persistent wounds and beat antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs,’ a new study shows, generating buzz about their potential use in medicine.

nemo - Blijdorp Zoo (by K.Verhulst)

(via 500px / Red Panda Snow Apple by Josef Gelernter)

Breathtaking views show the stars, Milky Way, airglow, and light pollution over New Zealand skies.

"Here are images I captured during last months from New Zealand. Great country to catch colors of airglow almost everywhere…" - Petr Horálek

(Source: afro-dominicano)


 … | Matheus Dalmazzo

A mother bear takes a dip in the water to cool off in the warm summer sun but refuses to leave her three youngsters behind - so they climb aboard her back.Picture: Jon Langeland/Solent News & Photo Agency

The Rio Caño Cristales - most colorful river (caused by algae and moss seen through the water), Colombia.



This cheetah cub needs to work on her camouflage skills… :-/