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Congratulations to Dr. Liangfang Zhang at the UC San Diego who is the 2017 U.S. winner of the APEC ASPIRE competition! He will now represent the U.S. in the APEC-wide competition for a chance to win $25,000. The annual award recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cross-border research. Read more: [ State.gov Link ]
Congratulations to Dr Liangfang Zhang at the UC San Diego who is
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Happy Earth Day! It’s always exciting to celebrate occasions that unite Americans with people around the world and help draw our attention to important causes.
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Happy Earth Day from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)!
Happy Earth Day from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and
Sara Clendaniel
The silky short-tailed bat, a native of Central and South America, changes its diet throughout the year. It mostly feeds on fruit but it will also eat insects it plucks from among the leaves. In the dry season these bats add nectar to their diet, making them part-time #pollinators as well!

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The silky shorttailed bat a native of Central and South America changes
It’s National Parks Week! The US National Park Service is celebrating its 101st Birthday this year and we encourage you to explore any of the more than 400 U.S. National Parks or another park near where you live. #FindYourPark
Its National Parks Week The US National Park Service is celebrating its
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Today is World Heritage Day! The World Heritage Convention is an international treaty that highlights sites of global significance and encourages international cooperation for their preservation. The United States has 23 designated World Heritage Sites, including California’s Redwood National and State Parks, home to the tallest trees on earth! #USAWorldHeritage
Today is World Heritage Day The World Heritage Convention is an international
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Monarch butterflies are heading north across the United States as they return from spending the winter in Mexico. Female Monarchs like this one are laying eggs on milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.) across the country, starting a new generation of this amazing #pollinator. Plant native milkweed and other flowering plants to help Monarchs and other pollinators where you live.

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Monarch butterflies are heading north across the United States as they return
Do you love butterflies? These beautiful #pollinators have different needs during their lifecycle: caterpillars need “host plants” to eat and adults need flowering plants to provide nectar. Attract butterflies by planting locally native host and nectar plants and avoiding pesticides. For more information about planting a pollinator garden see: goo.gl/Zm2qto
Do you love butterflies These beautiful pollinators have different needs during their
Early spring flowers like crocuses are now blooming in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Darker-colored flower petals absorb more warmth from the sun and help cold-blooded bee #pollinators keep warm when they are out pollinating in cold weather. You can help bees and other pollinators by planting flowers that bloom early in your local growing season.
Early spring flowers like crocuses are now blooming in parts of the
Cathy Webb
Happy International Day of Forests! Today, we are celebrating the importance of the world’s forests. The U.S. Forest Service is working to improve tree conservation through international solar power projects. Learn more in the blog below! #IntlForestDay
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Teng Magbanua
Experts have released disappointing figures from the annual counts of Eastern and Western Monarch butterflies. Though the butterflies made a modest recovery last year, this year they resumed their decline and Monarch populations overall have dropped some 80 % since 1997. Habitat loss is a key factor, so help Monarchs and other #pollinators where you live by planting locally appropriate...
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Experts have released disappointing figures from the annual counts of Eastern and
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In a crisis, every link in the chain has to be working properly. For example, if there’s a disease outbreak, what good is it to send a team to take a sample if you can’t ship that sample to a lab? Learn how the United States is working through the Global Health Security Agenda to solve these issues and stop outbreaks at their source. [ Goo.gl Link ] #GHSAgenda
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La'lân Räý
Some populations of sea turtles are on the brink of extinction due to habitat destruction, fisheries bycatch, and wildlife trafficking. In the illegal trade market, turtle eggs are collected, eaten and used for cultural and religious practices and turtle shells are used for souvenirs, handcrafts and jewelry. To protect these marine reptiles, all seven species of marine turtles are currently...
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Some populations of sea turtles are on the brink of extinction due
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Arsalan Mughal
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! The U.S. government is committed to combating wildlife trafficking and works closely with a wide range of public and private partners to strengthen enforcement, reduce the demand for illegal wildlife and wildlife products, and expand international cooperation. During the last year, the U.S. government and its partners made progress both at home and abroad to protect...
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Arsalan Mughal
Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! African Grey Parrots are on the brink of extinction due to the international pet trade and between 60-90% of parrots captured for trade die from poor handling prior to their being shipped for the international market. This past year at the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna...
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In 2015, the U.S. Government trained more than 2,000 enforcement officials, helping more than 40 countries better protect wildlife. #WorldWildlifeDay
In 2015 the US Government trained more than 2000 enforcement officials helping
Jim Eighmey
It is estimated that over 1,000 park rangers have died in the line of duty over the past 10 years. #WorldWildlifeDay
It is estimated that over 1000 park rangers have died in the
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Elvita Kabashi
The illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products is the fourth largest transnational crime in the world. Governments all over the world are working to combat this devastating trade, but they are not alone. This #WorldWildlifeDay, we are honoring the park rangers and other front line defenders of wildlife who put their lives on the line each day to help curb wildlife trafficking. These...
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The illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products is the fourth largest
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Join us tomorrow March 2 at 11 a.m. EST/16:00 UTC for a LIVE, global webchat for #WorldWildlifeDay! Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal market that not only affects the lives of wildlife but also hurts surrounding communities. More than 1,000 rangers or ecoguards have died in the line of duty in the last decade. Listen to their stories and find out how you can help fight...
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