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PORTO VELHO, Brazil — Biologists have found five specimens of an exceedingly rare amphibian, Atretochoana eiselti, in the Brazilian Amazon, reported national media on Tuesday (31). The specimens, a species with an elongated cylindrical body and smooth skin, belonging to the family of so-called caecilians, were found near the construction site of a hydroelectric plant on the Madeira River in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia state in Northern Brazil.
Originally posted by Trueman
were found near the construction site of a hydroelectric plant on the Madeira River in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia state in Northern Brazil.
A flock of endangered birds has been discovered on the site of a nature refuge prompting calls for the federal environment minister, Tony Burke, to use his powers to scupper plans for a multi-billion-dollar coal mine on the site.
Mining worries as frog species found – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 16 June 2010, The owner of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary says discovery of a new frog species is yet another reason to be wary of mining in the Flinders Ranges region of outback South Australia.Scientists say it is the first new species to be identified in SA in 45 years.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, and Sierra Club today filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management over Endangered Species Act violations connected to Grand Canyon uranium mining.
Barack Obama has taken a big step towards preserving one of the world's natural wonders, banning uranium mining on 1m acres of land around the Grand Canyon.
Originally posted by Lysis
reply to post by PhoenixOD
Rule 34 comes to mind when I see this creature.
Originally posted by -W1LL
I have one as a pet already, his name is Willy
I wonder if this will stop production of the dam, this could impact this species especially if their is large number of them in the area.edit on 8/1/2012 by -W1LL because: (no reason given)