Noticias del proyecto Nature and Plastic

21 de noviembre de 2019

Botswana joins Nature and Plastic!

Welcome to Botswana, the first landlocked country to join Nature and Plastic, and the second African nation to participate. Thank you to @botswanabugs for enthusiastically setting up the Terrestrial project for his country:

Anotado en noviembre 21, jueves 07:36 por jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

16 de noviembre de 2019

United States joins Nature and Plastic!

A warm welcome to the United States who joined Nature and Plastic this week! Many thanks to @biohexx1 for setting up the US Marine and Terrestrial projects. Already seeing some incredible, but sad observations.

White-tailed deer with a plastic jug caught on its antlers:

Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle trapped in fishing line:

Anotado en noviembre 16, sábado 08:09 por jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 1 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de noviembre de 2019

Plastic debris from tyres and synthetic fabrics are a major source of ocean pollution

2017 BBC News article by Helen Briggs.

"Microplastics from tyres and textiles are a bigger source of marine pollution than the breakdown of larger plastic waste in some areas, says the IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Our daily activities, such as washing clothes and driving, significantly contribute to the pollution choking our oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on the rich diversity of life within them, and on human health."

Anotado en noviembre 14, jueves 04:00 por jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de noviembre de 2019

Australia and South Africa join the Nature and Plastic project!

Nature and Plastic is thrilled to welcome Australia and South Africa to the global umbrella project! Many thanks to @thebeachcomber in Australia, and @mirandanaf in South Africa for creating the Marine and Terrestrial Nature and Plastic projects for their countries. We look forward to the addition of more countries from the iNaturalist community!

Anotado en noviembre 09, sábado 04:29 por jacqui-nz jacqui-nz | 1 comentarios | Deja un comentario