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ARKive
01/17/2017 at 13:19. Facebook
A zebra shark called Leonie has astounded researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate in 2012...

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Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction

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yesterday at 17:59. Facebook
Today is #BlueMonday - touted as the most depressing day of the year.

The natural world is full of amazing blue species so here's some of our favourites to put a smile on your face on this particular Monday:
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ARKive blog Nature’s Top Ten Blue Species! -

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yesterday at 12:38. Facebook
Many animal species possess amazing adaptations that enable them to thrive in their environment and communicate efficiently. For some species this will be acting a certain way, whereas others have specialised organs. Check out this National Geographic list - can you think of any other examples?

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7 Amazing Animal Organs People Don't Have

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ARKive
01/11/2017 at 16:24. Facebook
Conservation photographer, Arkive and Wildscreen Exchange donor and Zoology PhD Roberto Isotti (Homo-Ambiens) wrote our latest guest blog on his upcoming Wild Rome project.

Read it here: [ Arkive.org Link ]

ARKive blog Guest blog: Wild Rome by Roberto Isotti -

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ARKive
01/10/2017 at 15:12. Facebook
After deciding to put an end to its ivory trade by the end of 2017, China has now introduced regulations to protect coral reefs by putting an end to trade in giant clam products.

The South China Sea was once home to some of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs, but today due to overharvesting and destructive fishing practices, very little life remains. Bringing in these regulations should...
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China Tries to Crack Down on Giant Clam Poaching

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ARKive
01/09/2017. Facebook
Recent headlines shocked the world as it was announced that the cheetah, the world's fastest land mammal, is in freefall towards extinction.

Amongst other threats, the illegal pet trade is a primary driver of the decline in this species, with the big cat being an extremely popular pet in certain areas, especially in the UAE.

However, a recent ban has come into force in the UAE which has...
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Exotic Pet Ban May Mean Fewer Cheetahs Posing With Fancy Cars

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ARKive
01/06/2017. Facebook
Tilikum, a killer whale featured in the documentary Blackfish which has died.

The film has drawn worldwide attention and support to end the practice of keeping orcas in captivity.

More here:

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Tilikum, SeaWorld killer whale shown in Blackfish documentary, dies after illness

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ARKive
01/06/2017. Facebook
Check out our new pollination education resources for 7-11 year olds on TES!

Our free curriculum-linked resources will teach students about the wonders of pollination and explore the diversity of species that help to make this happen.

Design a Flower

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ARKive
01/05/2017. Facebook
Calling all wildlife film instagrammers!

Nat Geo Wild has launched its #WildToInspire short film contest!

Whether you’re an aspiring or established filmmaker, tag your short film that inspires others to experience the wild and tag it with #WildToInspireContest.

You could win the chance to screen your film at the Sun Valley Film Festival, followed by the trip of a lifetime to Africa.

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The 4th Annual Wild to Inspire Short Film Contest

Nat Geo Wild believes in the power of storytelling. Create a short film and upload it to Instagram with #WildToInspireContest. You could win the chance to sh...

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ARKive
01/04/2017. Facebook
Martin Hughes-Games, a UK wildlife TV presenter working on programmes such as BBC Springwatch in a recent article in The Guardian suggested that natural history programmes such as Planet Earth II "breeds complacency about our destruction of the planet".

Following the article lots of people have been engaging in a healthy debate about the issue.

What do you think?

Do natural history...
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The BBC’s Planet Earth II did not help the natural world | Martin Hughes-Games

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ARKive
01/03/2017. Facebook
Our New Year's resolution is to make Arkive EVEN better!

Please help us make this happen by taking part in our short 5 minute survey.

As a thank you, you can enter our draw to WIN three beautiful wildlife books.

Thanks in advance!

Team Wildscreen X

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ARKive
01/03/2017. Facebook
The world's smallest elephant, the Bornean pygmy elephanty is now being targeted by ivory poachers.

About one fifth the size of the Adian elephant, the population is estimated to stand at only 1,500 to 2,000 individuals.

More on this story here:

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World's smallest elephants killed for ivory in Borneo

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ARKive
12/22/2016. Facebook
The ‘alalā, or Hawaiian crow, was declared Extinct in the Wild (EW) in 2002. After years of hard work by conservationists, a population has been released into Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Big Island of Hawaii, with the hope that they will begin breeding again in the not-too-distant future.

Fingers crossed for them!

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Hawaiian crows return from extinction in wild

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ARKive
12/21/2016. Facebook
The answer to a question we've always asked ourselves has been answered! Why do red-eyed treefrogs have red eyes?! Via Mother Nature Network

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This is why red-eyed tree frogs have red eyes

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ARKive
12/19/2016. Facebook
Wildscreen is looking for a Wildscreen Exchange Assistant - apply today

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ARKive
12/19/2016. Facebook
WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We want to keep improving the Arkive website and we'd really appreciate your help to do so.

You can help us by taking part in our short survey - we promise it will only take 5 minutes of your time.

In return, you can enter our draw to win this lovely collections of three wildlife books. Simply provide your contact details at the end of the survey.

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Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

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ARKive
12/16/2016. Facebook
Think your festive light display is impressive? We bet you've got nothing on the species on our new bioluminescence topic page!

Explore the magical and mysterious world of light-producing animals and fungi (yes, fungi!) and discover why and how they are able to do it, no electricity required.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Bioluminescence

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ARKive
12/16/2016. Facebook
Rampant road building has split the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, study shows...

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New map reveals shattering effect of roads on nature

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ARKive
12/14/2016. Facebook
How do animals live in extremely cold conditions? Check out National Geographic's guide to the species that not only survive in these extreme ecosystems, but thrive too!

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A Frog That Freezes and Thaws, Plus More Ways Animals Cope With Cold

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ARKive
12/13/2016. Facebook
The world's oldest bird, Wisdom the Laysan albatross, has returned to Midway Atoll in Hawaii to incubate her latest egg. At an estimated 66 years old, Wisdom is thought to have travelled around three million miles in her lifetime.

The Laysan albatross wild population has greatly decreased over the past few decades due to ingestion of plastic and accidental capture in fishing nets and long...
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Wisdom the albatross is back on the nest!

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