Sempre Vivas, Manatees and the Green Sea Turtle

In the news this week…

  • The story of Sempre Vivas, the ‘everlasting’ flower of which three species are critically endangered, and how they provide a ‘way of life’ in Brazil.
  • Manatees are due to be downlisted from endangered to threatened.
  • A specimen from the Yale Peabody museum that was eaten as ‘mystery meat’ at the annual dinner of the Explorers Club on Jan. 13, 1951 was originally thought to be that of a sloth, however it is actually of the Green Sea Turtle – a species now classed as endangered.

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