πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ The Leafcutter: No. 29

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." β€”JRR Tolkein.

Will Morley
CTO & Co-Founder
Conservation Guide

Amsterdam, NL

Welcome to The Leafcutter a weekly roundup of everything interesting in conservation and the environment, cut out from the internet and taken back to the nest to grow into a nutritious news fungus.

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Thousands of young people are striking from school today, the first of many demonstrations to demand action on climate change. Their demands (in the UK):

  1. Declare a climate emergency and prioritise environmental reform
  2. Teach climate change in schools
  3. Reduce the vote to 16 years of age
  4. Give more consideration to Youth Parliament

You can follow or join the movement by searching #FridaysForFuture, #YouthStrike4Climate, #Youth4Climate and #WhateverItTakes.

Find your local strike here.

The Russian government are closing a notorious whale gulag in the Bay of Srednyya. The whales were to be sold off to China to be placed in aquariums. Article

China and India have emerged as the worlds biggest reforesters. Article

Activists are launching a legal challenge to the Taiji Dolphin Hunt, contending that dolphins are wrongly classified as fish and should be protected as mammals. Article

Chris Packham is launching a new NGO, Wild Justice, to challenge nature policy in the UK courts. Article

Black leopard confirmed in Africa for first time in 100 years. Article

Electric fishing will be banned in the EU as of June 2021. Article

The EU are also planning an initiative to tackle pollinator decline. Article

Chester Zoo are launching the worlds first ever study of the Giant Pangolin. Article

A female octopus is probably not the ideal Valentine’s date…unless you’re into choking? Article

Floods in Australia have covered the Great Barrier Reef in dirty water. Article

Also in Australia, native turtles are facing extinction according to a new report. Article

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πŸ‘€ Media‍‍

Your reminder that pangolins are bipedal. Video

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the Lumix people's choice winner. Images

Hyena crunching bones. Video

Lil glass frog. Video

Horned treehopper from the Philippines. Image

Red crab feasting on the thousands of newly hatched babies she laid a month before. Video

Blue sea dragons hunt down Portuguese man-o-war, eat them alive, then steal the stinging cells to use as armor against their enemies. Video

Black and Chestnut Eagle. Video

Fluorescent fly testes. Image

The rather delightful sound of a Hoop Pine cone disintegrating. Video

A Howard Springs Toadlet snatching an unwary ant. Video

The Gerenuk, an African Long-Necked Antelope. Video

β€πŸ¦‘ Learn Something‍

Bolsonaro wants to plunder the Amazon. Don’t let him. Article

Eight youth climate activists talk about their role. Article

99% Invisible podcasts on plastic recycling and oil platforms

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End fracking for good. Petition

End the Cage Age of intensively farmed animals. Petition

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