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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano — ash to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Indonesia

Posted in 2020 with tags , , on March 29, 2020 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Never a dull moment…..(…)

A moderately strong eruption took place at Indonesia’s most active volcano — Mount Merapi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, ejecting ash up to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Red. This is Merapi’s second major eruption this month.

The eruption started at 03:56 UTC (10:56 LT) and lasted for 420 seconds with a max amplitude of 75 mm. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Green to Red at 04:15 UTC.

Pyroclastic flows traveled 2 km (1.2 miles) to the south-southeastern sector following the eruption.

Ashfall was reported in places up to 20 km (12.4 miles) away from the volcano, especially in the Western sector where it reached the Mungkid sub-district of the Magelang regency. Ashfall was also reported in the village of Banyubiru in the Dukun district, about 15 km (9.3 miles) from the volcano.





Humans survived one of the largest known volcanic events – the Mount Toba super-eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia, 74,000 years ago – new research shows.

Posted in 2020, Volcanoes with tags , , , , on February 25, 2020 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Humans survived one of the largest known volcanic events – the Mount Toba super-eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia, 74,000 years ago – new research shows.

Some have argued that the eruption caused an extended volcanic winter that disrupted human dispersal out of Africa and the colonisation of Australasia, although archaeological evidence has been limited.


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Indonesian photographer Lessy Sebastian shoots a photo of a Frog with a Snail on its head

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , on April 29, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


There are some bizarre friendships in the animal world and probably none more bizarre than that between a green tree frog and a snail.
The unlikely pair living in Jakarta, Indonesia and the frog is a pet belonging to photographer Lessy Sebastian, 50.
Mr Sebastian went into his outdoor studio to take some pics of his pet frog when he saw the snail approaching the amphibian as it sat on a tree branch.

A bodybuilding frog spent 10 minutes pulling himself up on a stem in a garden in Sambas, Indonesia

Posted in 2014 with tags , on April 27, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Compared to his legs, this frog’s arms do look a bit puny.

So, it appears, he decided to use a plant stem to do a full work out to beef them up a bit.

The White’s tree frog spent 10 minutes pulling himself up on the stem and easing down again.

Finally the small amphibian climbed onto the stem and was able to rest.

A bodybuilding frog

Amateur photographer Hendy Mp took pictures of the frog in a friend’s back garden in Sambas, Indonesia.

The 25-year-old, who works in a mobile phone shop, said he spotted the frog lazily pulling himself up on the stem of a tuber.

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Perfect image shot in in East Java, Indonesia after 150 attempts, of two ants holding hands and swaying

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on March 30, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


They were shot by freelance architect Rhonny Dayusasono in the back garden of his home in East Java, Indonesia. He took more than 150 images over a period of two hours before finally catching this perfect picture

There are more than 11,000 species of ant in the world, the red ant is the most common and can be found in most gardens.

This particular species has a sting and, although small in size, it can be quite painful.

The red ant prefers sweet food – it is particularly fond of nectar and a ‘honeydew’ substance secreted by aphids.

Indonesia: Kawah Ijen volcano and Its Blue Lava Made of pure Sulfur

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Typical blue flames of sulfuric gaz Kawah Ijen

Typical blue flames of sulfuric gaz Kawah Ijen

Typical blue flames of sulfuric gaz Kawah Ijen


Photographer Olivier Grunewald and Régis Stephen, president of the Society of Volcanology Geneva interested in Kawah Ijen volcano since 2008. And because this Indonesian mountain is the most acidic lake in the world and a large amount of pure sulfur.

The vapors are emitted at a temperature of about 200 ° C.This sulfur mine produces washing a blue spectral, an extraordinary sight when viewed at night . If ignited, sulfuric high temperature gas flares produce an electric blue that can reach up to five meters high.Olivier Grunewald and his team braved the dangers and the environment very toxic to capture these incandescent lava.

On the occasion of documentary Kawah Ijen, the mystery of blue flames , they discovered that minors are harvested at night “coagulated blood of the volcano.” Risking their lives, they extract pieces of sulfur for sale 680 rupees a kilo (about 0.04 euros).

Singing in the rain: this ingenious little tree frog uses a leaf as an umbrella in Jember, East Java

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

The world’s rainforests are currently disappearing at a rate of 6000 acres every hour (this is about 4000 football fields per hour). When these forests are cut down, the plants and animals that live in the forests are destroyed, and some species are at risk of being made extinct.

I produced and arranged this song to make people aware of the mass destruction. We have to do something for us, for our children and children to be born.

Copyright © Song written by Mike Vaughan/The Bold CorsicanFlame

Fair use of the images, no copyright infringement intended. Not a commercial video. –

UP TO DATE/ November 16th 2013:

Brasilia – Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon reached 5843 km2 this year, up 28% compared to the previous year which recorded the lowest deforestation history, announced Thursday the Minister of the Environment .


New Map Yields Better View of Forest Changes
November 16, 2013


10 Ways to Help Save Rainforest in Half an Hour or Less

Rainforest saved! Buenaventura Reserve, Ecuador.

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The most effective ways you can help WLT save rainforest is to:

  1. Make a donation
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Here are 8 other quick and easy things you can do to helpWLT save rainforest and other wildlife habitats:

Join the discussion on social networks

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Spread the word on your favourite social network

Follow us, like us or tweet about us and share the WLT news updates directly from our website. Tell your friends why you support WLT – your own words will mean more to them than promotional text.
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Send a Wildlife eCard to a friend

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Save rainforest for free with a click of your mouse

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Shop to save rainforest

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Watch the wildlife webcams

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Comment on our news stories

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Chat on Wildlife Webcams

Talk with other wildlife enthusiasts as you watch our wildlife webcams streaming live from the rainforest.

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Save rainforest when you search the web

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Raise money when you sell on eBay

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Recycle and help save wilderness

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Recycle your empty printer cartridges

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Recycle your car with Giveacar

Donate your unwanted and scrap car (in the UK) to support the WLT.

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Link to WLT from your own website

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Take positive action today: £5 plants a tree that helps re-establish wildlife habitats in REAL places,

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Mount Budawang Cool Temperate Rainforest

Mount Budawang Cool Temperate Rainforest (Photo credit: Poytr)

Beyond Words: Australian animals in the Live Export Trade are being subjected to Cruelty

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


This haunting image was captured by Animals Australia investigators last month. They were on assignment to document what Australian animals in the live export trade were being subjected to — this time, in Mauritius.

There, live export regulations were again being breached, exposing animals to horrendous abuse. Upon returning to Australia, formal complaints were lodged with the Australian and Mauritian Governments.

Barely a week after exposing systemic live export breaches in Jordan, we have been forced to release this new evidence publicly — for one very alarming reason… The live export industry has been devising plans to return to the days of self-regulation. Industry self-regulation is what led to the horrific cruelty exposed in Indonesia in 2011. It’s what gave us brutal slaughter boxes — lauded by the live export industry and condemned as cruel by experts around the world. Self regulation has for decades been a free pass to commit animal abuse. This must not happen again.

The most tragic part of what we found in Mauritius is not the brutal handling; it’s not that visibly scared animals were teased and tormented, or that they were tied to walls for days while waiting for their turn to be brutally slaughtered. It’s that, had live exporters been abiding by the rules, none of this should ever have happened.

If you agree, please click here to take action today.
It takes only 2 minutes to lend your words to an animal who has none.

If you are not Austalian you can click on this link to send an email to ban live export of animals



October 2013: Photos of Whale Shark , Philipines Earthquake, Chinese Pollution

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Indonesia, Surabaya in this picture taken October 23, 2013, residents pull a whale shark in the water after he was caught in a fishing net off the island of Java, on 22 October 2013. The whale shark is the third to be be taken in less than a week before being slaughtered and sold. The whale shark is endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has prohibited fishing. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO


PHILIPPINES Bohol this photo released on October 24, 2013 by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) shows a house on top of a huge crack after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the province on October 15, . The deadly earthquake that hit the Philippines last week has created a spectacular rock wall that extends for miles across farmland. AFP PHOTO / Phivolcs


Indonesia (Photo credit: zsoolt)


CHINA, Harbin, a woman wearing a mask walks through a thick fog October 21, 2013. Toxic smog blanketed the city famous for its ice festival, limiting visibility to 10 meters and highlighting the environmental challenges of the nation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO


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