What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

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I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela. The Venezuelan Troupial has a large range, and can be found in Venezuela (obviously), Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and a number of Caribbean Islands. Though capture for the pet trade has reduced their numbers in some areas, they are protected in Venezuela due to their status as national bird. . Birds national bird Troupial Venezuela

Venezuela Establishes Shark Sanctuary and Bans Shark Finning


This week, Venezuela became the last country in the Americas to outlaw shark finning. Animals Causes News Top News VenezuelaThey also established a 1,440 square mile shark sanctuary. Read More.


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Everything you didn’t know about Venezuela in 7 minutes. {Video}

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This video explains the actual reality that is taking place in Venezuela. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only death riots students Venezuela

Venezuela's Oil and U.S-Venezuela Relations


Energy Administration, two months ago the United States total crude oil imports averaged 9,033 thousand barrels per day (tbpd), with the top five exporting countries being Canada (2,666 tbpd), Mexico (1,319 tbpd), Saudi Arabia (1,107 tbpd), Venezuela (930 tbpd) and Nigeria (918 tbpd.). According to the U.S.

Venezuela Ends Shark Finning, Creates Protected Area


Venezuela has set out a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters. Most significantly, commercial shark fishing is now prohibited throughout the 3,730 square kilometers (1,440 square miles) of the Caribbean Sea that make up the popular Los Roques and Las Aves archipelagos, whose pristine beaches and coral reefs make it a diving and fishing attraction.

“Busty Mannequins & an Inflated Sense of Beauty in Venezuela.” ~ Laura Ashworth {Video}

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Basically, this man helps to create socially constructed ideas of beauty in Venezuela and takes pride in it. And that''s, well, the worst. So here you go, try not to throw too many things at the computer while he''s talking. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) awareness life video

OPEC Says World's Top Oil Producer is now Venezuela


The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a notoriously conservative organization, has stated that Venezuela has world’s largest oil reserves, even exceeding those of OPEC’s top producer, Saudi Arabia. Oil production in Venezuela is under the control of the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

Masked Trogon as Inspiration: The Art of Luisa Elena Betencourt

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I had fallen asleep on the rocking chair close to the veranda in my little cabin up in the cloud forest of Gabante, Colonia Tovar, Venezuela. Inspiration art trogons venezuelaLuisa Elena Betencourt is an artist with a MFA from Washington State University which she got through the Fulbright program in 1992.

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

He Came in Last at the Boston Marathon.

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Adventure Boston Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Boston Marathon courage determination Maickel Melamed marathons muscular disorder myopathy running VenezuelaAt 4:57am Maickel crossed the finish line. This time around the whole world was waiting for him. The lights were on, the cameras were rolling and he got his chance to deliver his message of peace and personal evolution for the betterment of humanity.

Watch Hugo Chavez: Capitalism is the way to the destruction of the planet

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Yesterday Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, made a passionate and courageous speech at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Watch it: Copenhagen 2009 Barack Obama capitalism climate Climate Change Conference climate summit climate talks Cop15 Copenhagen Hugo Chavez socialism speech UN COP15 Venezuela videoChavez criticized President Obama’s “laughable&# promise to help climate change and also said that capitalism will destroy our planet.

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Sneak Attack

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There, you can take your pick from a wide array of Flowerpiercers ; they may be Chestnut- or Gray-bellied ; be White-sided , Black-throated , Golden-eyed , Scaled , Masked , or Moustached ; be Bluish , Indigo , Rusty , Glossy , or Black ; or hail from Venezuela or Mérida (Colombia, that is).

Daily Demand and Supply: Why price controls are a REALLY bad idea*

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Venezuela's government is setting limits on prices for cars as President Nicolas Maduro tries to close a popular loophole used by savers to guard against the fastest inflation in two decades. Maduro said Monday that he would use new emergency decree powers granted by Congress to enable the government to set "fair" prices for all cars sold in Venezuela.

We must go from capitalism to socialism to tackle climate change, says Hugo Chavez

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In an interesting interview during COP15 Amy Goodman from Democracy Now asks Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, about his view of the climate summit in Copenhagen, climate change, USA, and the huge oil reserves in Venezuela. In Venezuela, the emissions are currently insignificant compared to the emissions of the developed countries.

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A Billion Love Letters to Pakistan

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A friend from Venezuela posted there’s a closed wall to freedom: She’s a woman seeking refuge between same language, foreign thought. A friend from India posted “A billion love letters to Pakistan” To find his grandparents postmarked, His roots are there. A friend born in Atlanta posted, “Whites who are racist are not my friend” […].

The greatest Astroturf of all time – Ethical oil

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Much of the fossil fuels consumed in America (oil, gas and coal) comes from North of the border, as Canada compete with Venezuela for the title of America’s leading source of energy imports (and thus the primary source of America’s carbon addiction). Who exactly is Venezuela at war with? Energy Alberta Canada climate change ethical oil fossil fuels greenwashing Hugo Chavez Keystone XL pipeline nuclear tar sand tar sands USA Venezuela

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

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We were raising our hand to accompany Brazil, India, Bolivia, China, in their interesting position that Venezuela and the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance firmly share. And indeed, on the text that comes from out of the blue, as some have called it, Venezuela says, and the ALBA countries, the Bolivarian Alliance say that we will not accept, since then we’ve said it, any other texts that do not come from working groups under the Kyoto Protocol and the Convention.

Daily Demand and Supply: On Thanksgiving, Americans are grateful OPEC can't get their act together

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"The lack of action is bad news for oil-producing countries like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela, which depend on prices of at least $90 a barrel to meet their economic targets." OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices. Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. via money.cnn.com.

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Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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Venezuela and Bolivia who are both oil rich nations have lately tried to stand up against the energy and political influence from the core nations. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#. Ecological unequal exchange, or the zero-sum model, can help us understand many things about the world’s international trade, political order and environmental degradation.

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Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

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Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. Business & Politics Bolivia climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Cuba Ecuador environment summit Evo Morales Hugo Chavez Nicaragua Paraguay people summit VenezuelaPresident of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Photo by Simon Wedege.

Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery

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know Aruba, the tiny island just 18 miles north of Venezuela, as a South Caribbean destination for weddings, honeymoons and beach lazing. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. Most of us in the U.S. Or maybe for its colorful Carnival, a month [.] Aruba: Caribbean island of eco discovery is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Venezuela 1417 8. Yet, among them, DR Congo is burdened with its long lasting guerilla war and recently with an Ebola outbreak as well (both in the bird-richest east of the country), while Venezuela is in economic and political tailspin and you would be ill-advised to go there.

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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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Only a handful of small, fragmented populations were believed to exist in Venezuela and possibly parts of Colombia. Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”.

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Forest Bathing

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The Northern Range is in fact the northernmost outcrop of the mighty Andes mountain chain, a fact one can only truly appreciate from the unique perspective of a boat traversing the Bocas del Dragón – the narrow passage between Trinidad and Venezuela.

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A Growing List of Hummingbirds

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Often taken for granted by residents of the islands, these feisty birds are only found within T&T and Venezuela – making them life birds for the majority of visiting birders.

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“Hugo Chavez, these are my 10 reasons why I will not miss you.”

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A sentiment we all can agree upon: “Best of luck to Venezuela. I hope the future is bright for them.” ” Some positive. Some critical but fair. “This comment on CNN is well put. Kudos to the writer. For the too lazy to go over to CNN, here it is.” ” ~ A Redditor “Rest in peace, [.]. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good

Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

Southern Lapwings and their Sexy Spurs

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One attribute endowed in T&T by its geological parent Venezuela is a deep diversity of avifauna, including a lot of South American specialties. If you haven’t been to Trinidad and Tobago, you’re missing out on a country that combines many of the best qualities of the Caribbean and South America. So it should come as no surprise that Southern Lapwings abound there.

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Ellen’s Celebrity Samsung Selfie at the Oscars? I prefer this one.

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For more: This isn’t Ukraine, or Venezuela, this is Turkey right now – 38 pictures from the renewed Anti Government Protests (theatlantic.com) Turkey clashes after 15 year old boy hurt […]. Via https://twitter.com/AEMazlumoglu/statuses/443165716682784768 (RT it!) “Ellen’s selfie is beaten by Turkish protesters’ selfie. Taken under arrest. In a Police van.” ” Well, not beaten: Ellen’s Selfie is at 3,390,365 retweets.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1201-1400 sp: Venezuela; China. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia?

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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International trade

Environmental Economics

It is imported from countries such as China, Indonesia, Venezuela and Mexico. A textbook example: Crabs from the sounds and intracoastal waterway are North Carolina’s largest seafood industry with an overall value last year of $22.8 million. That’s a third of the state’s entire commercial seafood catch of $73 million of fish and shellfish in 2012. In the mid-1990s, Mattamuskeet was one of about 45 crab processors in the state. Now there are 10. Imported crabmeat.

One of the WSJ Numbers "Guys" reads the AER

Environmental Economics

a gallon in Venezuela to $9.61 The new WSJ Numbers Guy [ guy? seems to love economics more than Carl does: Cheap gas makes people use too much of it — that’s the takeaway from a study in this month’s American Economic Review. In “The Economic Cost of Global Fuel Subsidies,” Lucas Davis, a associate professor at Berkeley’s Haas Business School , uses World Bank data  to show that countries with consumer fuel subsides have higher fuel consumption.

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Birds of Ecuador by Juan Freile & Robin Restall

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Restall painted all these birds diligently over many years from museum skins (mostly at the Phelps Collection in Venezuela), so all the details on his illustrations are actually present on a bird. Helm Field Guides, Paperback – May 2018. As we birders like to see ourselves, we aren’t tourists but travellers, even explorers. And hence we do not carry tourist guides with us. Our tourist attractions have feathers and unlike crumbling temples or colonial buildings, do not stay in one place.

Sword-billed Hummingbird

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Male Sword-billed Hummingbird at Yanacocha Reserve The Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera ) is a South American hummingbird found at high elevations (1700-3600m) in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. Not all bird species are equally spectacular. Just as we malign the little brown jobs nature churns out with such fiendish facility, we exalt the birds that bring something new and unusual to the table.

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WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean


The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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Venezuela (1365 / 1383). What are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since. Usually, I interchange some birdy wallpapers several times per month, but this one has stayed for several months already. It makes me think what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Why am I here?

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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In Venezuela, hyperinflation has severely eroded local purchasing power, generating acute constraints on households’ access to food, while cereal production is expected to decline due to a lack of agricultural inputs. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

Time to Act on Trucks: We can reduce new truck fuel consumption 40% by 2025

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million barrels per day - roughly equivalent to our oil imports from Venezuela and Iraq in 2011 combined. Today medium and heavy-duty vehicles - everything from delivery trucks to tractor trailers - represent one of the fastest growing sources of oil use in the transportation sector. Though our passenger cars have grown more efficient in recent years, the average tractor-trailer gets around six miles per gallon on the road, the same as it has for decades.

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Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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Chris Sharpe is a biologist who has worked on the conservation of Neotropical birds for more than 30 years, having been based for most of that time in Venezuela. Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean. Oh, the joys of slipping through the pages of a new book that has just arrived, the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe. I am checking the References and one name, expectedly, stands out: Bond, J.

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The Newest Beat

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As his passion for birding grew he decided to travel Latin America; he has spent time in Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and a great deal of time in Brazil. The Beat Writers at 10,000 Birds are perhaps the single greatest conglomeration of nature writers ever to be assembled in the history of the internet. We are pleased to announce that such a stellar crew of scribes has yet another impressively talented member interpreting the natural world for the readers of 10,o00 Birds.

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Mimes Point the Way for Safer Driving

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But a new approach in Venezuela has drivers becoming more mindful of the laws, when policing doesn’t work. Venezuela’s capital Caracas has employed 120 mimes charged with giving bad drivers the silent treatment in an effort to combat traffic woes. Green Prophet’s own Green Sheikh posing with a mime. Could the Caracus model of street miming reign in bad Middle East drivers? Drive anywhere in the Middle East and you are taking your life in your hands.

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