**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 12-14 to 12-19 ****

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**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 12-14 to 12-19 ****
9 months ago

It's Saturday in the Chagos Archipelago, a British Indian Ocean Territory, so we all can post. Excerpt from Wikipedia:

"On 1 April 2010, the British government Cabinet established the Chagos Archipelago as the world's largest marine reserve. At 640,000 km, it is larger than the country of France or the state of California."

Wikipedia on Chagos Marine Protected Area

From a Washington Post article by Juliet Eilperin: "Just two-tenths of 1 percent of the world's oceans are protected, compared with 6 to 11 percent of the world's land mass; the Chagos Islands addition will increase it to roughly three-tenths of 1 percent."

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To post your pics, please reply to THIS post and change the title. Otherwise, in threaded mode, your post will appear to be a comment to another's post. We don't want to overlook your pics! Threaded mode lists posts in a hierarchy which is ideal for viewing threads like this one.

Try to limit pics to three or so and identify subjects if possible. It would be nice if you would provide location and other info others might find interesting. And do comment on others' pics if so moved. Everyone is welcome to participate with any camera, any time. Lurkers and new members please join in.

When out viewing and photographing wildlife, I want all of you to be safe. I also want the wildlife to remain safe and minimally impacted by our presence.

Some links that might be of interest:

American Birding Association http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

North American Nature Photography Associationhttp://www.nanpa.org/docs/NANPA-Ethical-Practices.pdf

Upcoming Birding events: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2452

Here's a Sunday Morning segment on birding:http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50147664n&tag=api

Oriental Bird Club http://orientalbirdclub.org/news/

NPR interview Can Rewilding Restore Vanishing Ecosystems?

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