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Gli estremi della Natura

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Take a look at Earth's amazing Nature extremes and find out what is the longest, highest, hottest, coldest and largest of them all.

Stumble It!

Truly planet Earth is a beautiful place to live in where Nature showcases her wonderful and awesome beauty; from green mountains, blue oceans, amazing animals and to the different plants species. One can just appreciate in awe what beauty Nature has to offer. Below is a list of Earth's extremes that surely makes you ponder, When will I see these beauties?

The World's Largest Rock Formation

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is the world's largest rock formation. This sandstone monolith, located in Australia, has a height of 348 m (1,142 ft). and around 9.4 km (6 mi) in basal circumference. Ayers Rock appears to change its color as light strikes it at different hours of the day.

The World's Most Active Volcano

Kilauea is currently listed as the world’s most active volcano. Located in Hawaii, Kilauea is 90% make up of lava.

The World's Lowest Lake

The Dead Sea  is a salt lake located between Israel and Jordan. Considered the world’s deepest hypersaline lake, it is 1,240 ft deep and 1,385 ft below sea level. Also, it is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. It is located in the Jordan Rift Valley and is 67 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide at its widest point.

The World's Largest Coral Reef

The Great Barrier Reef that comprises more than 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands is the world’s largest coral reef system. Located in the Coral Sea, Australia.

 

Music of the Nature

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Who is gonna ride your wild horses

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Zebra vs lioness

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Victory! Russia seal hunt ban

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Photo: Masha and whitecoat  seal
IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova visits the seal birthing grounds on the White Sea.

Dear Leni,

Incredible news. In an historic victory more than 15 years in the making, Russia today announced a complete ban on the hunting of all harp seals less than one year of age.

YOUR calls and letters have made a huge difference. Nearly 40,000 messages were written for Prime Minister Putin in the last month alone.

You have helped save up to 35,000 baby seals this year from a cruel and brutal slaughter in the White Sea.

Thanks to your support, IFAW has worked tirelessly in Russia to end this hunt since we opened our office there in 1994. We were the first organization to visit the ice and expose the bloody cruelty within Russia when it was virtually unknown - despite being physically assaulted by sealers and enduring powerful opposition from Russian government officials.

Over the past year, IFAW organized a wave of anti-hunt protests in 25 cities across Russia. This public outcry led to mounting pressure on Russia's government to formally address the need to close the harp seal hunt.

And when a ban on just whitecoat pups (up to about 11 days old) was announced in February, we continued to push through the road blocks of fisheries officials to provide the scientific evidence needed to argue for a full ban.

This is your victory. It's time to celebrate ... but we must not forget that more than 250,000 baby seals will still suffer horribly when Canada's own commercial seal hunt begins any day now.

The time has come for the Canadian government to follow Russia's lead. Please help us continue our campaign in Canada with a donation to help pass the Harb Seal Bill. This historic legislation would end Canada's cruel commercial hunt for harp seals once and for all.

With you by our side, the next historic victory will take place in Canada.

For the seals,

Fred O'Regan
IFAW CEO

 


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