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UN.

The world has two years to secure a deal for nature to halt a ‘silent killer’ as dangerous as climate change, says biodiversity chief
Jonathan Watts

Deforestation in Indonesian to make way for a palm oil concession.
The world must thrash out a new deal for nature in the next two years or humanity could be the first species to document our own extinction, warns the United Nation’s biodiversity chief.
Ahead of a key international conference to discuss the collapse of ecosystems, Cristiana Pașca Palmer said people in all countries need to put pressure on their governments to draw up ambitious global targets by 2020 to protect the insects, birds, plants and mammals that are vital for global food production, clean water and carbon sequestration.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/03/stop-biodiversity-loss-or-we-could-face-our-own-extinction-warns-un

AS I was reading the above article, a spangled drongo flew into the closed cabin door.

I thought it would die but 5 minutes later it recovered and flew away.

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Spangled Drongo or fish tailed Drongo.

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Always enjoy the arrival of the spangled drongo to the gardens. They are very vocal as they dart and swoop on insects (flying ants at the moment) to then retreat to a branch and flick their tails. I usually find their hanging twig nests from hanging vines with more than one in attendance to their young. They have a wide range and usually retreat from here in autumn.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/10/bill-mollison-obituary

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Thunder and rain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgaJI54JbTA

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The drongos ( fish-tails ) are back in numbers. Their sound is always telling us its october as their aerobatics are thrilling to watch.

At last a heavy shower of rain and after I have spent the morning transplanting lettuces and tomato.  now a spurt of growth and seedlings emerging benneath where the parent plant seeded.

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