biomorphosis
biomorphosis:

Asiatic Black Bear, also known as the “Moon Bear”- due to their crescent moon shape white fur located on their chest. They are critically endangered because their gallbladder is being extracted for bile, used in Chinese Medicine costing as much as twenty thousand dollars.
Moon Bears are very intelligent and use a large vocabulary of noises and sounds to communicate in different situations. They love water and can often be found swimming, playing and splashing.

biomorphosis:

Asiatic Black Bear, also known as the “Moon Bear”- due to their crescent moon shape white fur located on their chest. They are critically endangered because their gallbladder is being extracted for bile, used in Chinese Medicine costing as much as twenty thousand dollars.

Moon Bears are very intelligent and use a large vocabulary of noises and sounds to communicate in different situations. They love water and can often be found swimming, playing and splashing.

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america-wakiewakie:

Dr. Vandana Shiva | Seed Freedom & Systems of Abundance

From KBOO radio: 

"What’s in a seed? Life itself. Ten thousand years ago, Iraq, Egypt and India were the sites of the earliest sowing and harvesting of plants that had previously been gathered in the wild.

It was a revolutionary development and made civilization possible. Since then humans have been able to grow food and feed themselves.

Today, that freedom embodied in seeds is threatened. Multinational corporations, like Monsanto, have radically changed the agricultural landscape. The imposition of intellectual property rights and patenting have been ways corporations have devised to put a price tag on seeds and to undo what has been for millennia a shared heritage…

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animalaspects:

The Declaration:  1. Every individual cetacean has the right to life. 2. No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment. 3. All cetaceans have the right to freedom of movement and residence within their natural environment. 4. No cetacean is the property of any State, corporation, human group or individual. 5. Cetaceans have the right to the protection of their natural environment. 6. Cetaceans have the right not to be subject to the disruption of their cultures. 7. The rights, freedoms and norms set forth in this Declaration should be protected under international and domestic law.

animalaspects:

The Declaration:
1. Every individual cetacean has the right to life.
2. No cetacean should be held in captivity or servitude; be subject to cruel treatment; or be removed from their natural environment.
3. All cetaceans have the right to freedom of movement and residence within their natural environment.
4. No cetacean is the property of any State, corporation, human group or individual.
5. Cetaceans have the right to the protection of their natural environment.
6. Cetaceans have the right not to be subject to the disruption of their cultures.
7. The rights, freedoms and norms set forth in this Declaration should be protected under international and domestic law.

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amnhnyc:

Poison Profile
Name: Strychnine tree (Strychnos nux-vomica)
Also Known As: Poison nut, Quaker buttons
Found in: Southeast Asia and India
Toxin: Strychnine
This neurotoxin makes muscles contract – too much can cause seizures, convulsions, and death as your muscles rigidly clench.
Poison Plus: Strychnine is found in certain pesticides. Curare, a plant-based toxin that causes the muscles to relax, can serve as an antidote to strychnine.
Learn more in The Power of Poison.


 

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Poison Profile

Name: Strychnine tree (Strychnos nux-vomica)

Also Known As: Poison nut, Quaker buttons

Found in: Southeast Asia and India

Toxin: Strychnine

This neurotoxin makes muscles contract – too much can cause seizures, convulsions, and death as your muscles rigidly clench.

Poison Plus: Strychnine is found in certain pesticides. Curarea plant-based toxin that causes the muscles to relax, can serve as an antidote to strychnine.

Learn more in The Power of Poison.

 

The Mottled Emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe, is a medium sized butterfly of the sulphur family, Pieridae. It is found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Australia. This male was photographed in West Bengal, India.
Photo: Joydeep                                                                   via: Wikipedia

The Mottled Emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe, is a medium sized butterfly of the sulphur family, Pieridae. It is found in South Asia, Southeast Asia and parts of Australia. This male was photographed in West Bengal, India.

Photo: Joydeep                                                                   via: Wikipedia

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libutron:
Moschiola meminna | gaminivijithsamarakoon on Flickr.
The Indian spotted chevrotain (Moschiola meminna), which is primarily found in India, is a member of the Traulidae family. There is also some evidence that the species lives in Sri Lanka and Nepal.
It typically weighs around 7 pounds or 3 kilograms and measures approximately 23 inches or 57.5 centimeters in length and has a relatively short tail, about 1 inch or 2.5 centimeters.
Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tragulidae - Moschiola - M. meminna
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Moschiola meminna | gaminivijithsamarakoon on Flickr.

The Indian spotted chevrotain (Moschiola meminna), which is primarily found in India, is a member of the Traulidae family. There is also some evidence that the species lives in Sri Lanka and Nepal.

It typically weighs around 7 pounds or 3 kilograms and measures approximately 23 inches or 57.5 centimeters in length and has a relatively short tail, about 1 inch or 2.5 centimeters.

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Tragulidae - Moschiola - M. meminna

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The Gharial, a critically endangered crocodilian from the Indian subcontinent
The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is a cocodrilian characterised by its long and slender snout, specialized for catching fish. This species is one of the largest crocodilians in the world. Males grow to be between 5 and 6 meters long, with the larger ones approaching 6.5 meters. Females are smaller, but reach more than 4 meters.
Gharials are found in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. They were the first crocodilian to be categorized as critically endangered by IUCN.
In the photo a gharial basking in the sun in Chambal river, Rajasthan, India.
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Photo credit: Aditya Singh

smartpeopleposting:

The Gharial, a critically endangered crocodilian from the Indian subcontinent

The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is a cocodrilian characterised by its long and slender snout, specialized for catching fish. This species is one of the largest crocodilians in the world. Males grow to be between 5 and 6 meters long, with the larger ones approaching 6.5 meters. Females are smaller, but reach more than 4 meters.

Gharials are found in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. They were the first crocodilian to be categorized as critically endangered by IUCN.

In the photo a gharial basking in the sun in Chambal river, Rajasthan, India.

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Photo credit: Aditya Singh

astronomy-to-zoology
astronomy-to-zoology:

Nilgiri Marten (Martes gwatkinsii)
…a species of marten that is endemic to southern India, where it occurs in the hills of the Nilgiris and parts of the western Ghats. Not much is known about their biology but they are known to be diurnal and chiefly arboreal. However, they are also known to descend to the ground occasionally as well. Their diet consists mainly of small birds and mammals and insects.
Currently the Nilgiri marten is listed as vulnerable and likely faces threats due to its limited range.
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Mustelidae-Martes-M. gwatkinsii
Image: N.A Naseer

astronomy-to-zoology:

Nilgiri Marten (Martes gwatkinsii)

…a species of marten that is endemic to southern India, where it occurs in the hills of the Nilgiris and parts of the western Ghats. Not much is known about their biology but they are known to be diurnal and chiefly arboreal. However, they are also known to descend to the ground occasionally as well. Their diet consists mainly of small birds and mammals and insects.

Currently the Nilgiri marten is listed as vulnerable and likely faces threats due to its limited range.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Mustelidae-Martes-M. gwatkinsii

Image: N.A Naseer

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goarmy)

…a large species of gourami (Osphronemidae) that is native to parts of Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India. However it has been introduced elsewhere for the purpose of aquaculture. Giant gouramis typically inhabit fresh or brackish water, particularly slow-moving areas like swamps, lakes and large rivers. They are even capable of breathing moist air and can survive out of water for long periods of time. O. goarmy feeds mainly on algae and vegetation but they are known to eat small invertebrates as well.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Perciformes-Osphronemidae-Osphronemus-O. goramy

Images: Adrian Pingstone and Joshua Sherurcij