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New Amazon species discovered every other day


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The Brazilian Amazon is so full of life that, on average, explorers are finding a new species of plant or animal every other day.

That's the conclusion of a two-year review of newfound species conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and an environmental group based in Mamirauá, Brazil. 

In total, the team collected credible reports of 381 newly described species, including 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 20 mammals, 19 reptiles, and one bird.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/amazon-brazil-new-species-discovered-spd/

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Instead of exploring planets which most likely have NOTHING valuable on them, we could be exploring new land, finding new plants, and therefore obtaining new cures and remedies. Lets also not forget that animals inspired many inventions.

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3 hours ago, Trenix said:

Instead of exploring planets which most likely have NOTHING valuable on them, we could be exploring new land, finding new plants, and therefore obtaining new cures and remedies. Lets also not forget that animals inspired many inventions.

Planetary and space exploration is necessary to understand our own planet. We've learned a lot about our planet that we wouldn't have otherwise without going to space.

How about spending less on war? Funding explorations into the deep ocean, the Amazon, and other remote places?

One type of exploration doesn't need to go away to make room for another. We could just as humans, on a tiny blue speck, decide that learning is more important for once.

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The sad part is we are probably only discovering these new species as we cutting so much forest down they are being squeezed into a smaller and smaller area.

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7 hours ago, Trenix said:

Instead of exploring planets which most likely have NOTHING valuable on them, we could be exploring new land, finding new plants, and therefore obtaining new cures and remedies. Lets also not forget that animals inspired many inventions.

Actually we know are starting to see that a number if planets and moons, especially moons are not completely dead. Also alot of technology used in studying endangered  creatures and plants  comes from technology and from the ISS.

 

I want to know where is your contribution to save animals? Instead of doing nothing and spout nonsense behind a keyboard all day.

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They should create a national reserve, free from farming, logging or mining. oh wait a minute...

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On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 11:57 AM, BeastieRunner said:

Planetary and space exploration is necessary to understand our own planet. We've learned a lot about our planet that we wouldn't have otherwise without going to space.

How about spending less on war? Funding explorations into the deep ocean, the Amazon, and other remote places?

One type of exploration doesn't need to go away to make room for another. We could just as humans, on a tiny blue speck, decide that learning is more important for once.

There will always be wars, highly suggest you get used to it. It's the reality and is completely natural. The purpose of the government is to ensure safety to the people. I sorry don't believe in anarchy or some sort of utopia. Also we put more money into space exploration than discovering our own planet which we KNOW has life on it that may teach us new things. Going into lifeless planets may teach us a little, but it's far more expensive, and less important.
 

On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 4:03 PM, Mr.United_Nations said:

Actually we know are starting to see that a number if planets and moons, especially moons are not completely dead. Also alot of technology used in studying endangered  creatures and plants  comes from technology and from the ISS.

 

I want to know where is your contribution to save animals? Instead of doing nothing and spout nonsense behind a keyboard all day.


Can you give me solid proof of alien life? Of course not, because you're the one "spouting" complete nonsense. Also science in general provided us with all the technology we needed to study all animals and plants, what are you even talking about? Contribution to save animals? What makes you say I even endanger them or that I'm required to protect them? Man, you need a tinfoil hat.

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20 mammals?  19 reptiles? ...  wow that impressive. Sensitive areas like this shouldn't be allowed to be controlled by one goverment or encoached upon for economic reasons like mining . Only studied and documented. When does the destruction end and the learning begin?The fate of these rare species lies in the hands of one governing body when in fact it should be a global responsibility to protect

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