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Collaboration with ZooKeys
A collaboration between Wikispecies and ZooKeys has been announced. PhytoKeys also joined the collaboration in November 2010. Images of species from ZooKeys and PhytoKeys will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and used in Wikispecies.
Adriana Hoffmann Jacoby
As a Chilean botanist and environmentalist, Adriana Hoffmann Jacoby has authored over a dozen books on the flora of Chile and has identified and classified more than 100 new species of cacti. She was Chile's Environment Minister in 2000 and 2001. She has advocated for the sustainable management and protection of Chilean forests, leading opposition to illegal logging in her role as coordinator of Defensores del Bosque Chileno (Defenders of the Chilean Forest) since 1992.
Hoffmann was recognized by the United Nations in 1997 as one of the 25 leading environmentalists of the decade for her efforts to protect Chile's forests. In 1999 she won the National Environmental Prize in the category of Environmental Education, awarded by Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA). For her research into Chilean flora and her work in environmental education, Hoffmann received the Luis Oyarzún Award from the Austral University of Chile in 2003. She received a Fellow Award from the Cactus and Succulent Society of America in 2009.
Hoffmann has also served on the judging panel for the United Nations Environment Programme's Sasakawa Prize.
See also: Distinguished authors of previous months.
Species of the month
Some facts about this pterosaur:
Wingspan: 10–11 meters.
Total length: 9–10 meters.
Weight: 200–250 kilograms.
Habitat: Some experts think these reptiles lived on open plains or wetlands, feeding much like large storks today. Others think they may have been feeding upon the carcasses of dinosaurs, like modern vultures. Older ideas that they fed on fish at sea like modern albatrosses are now discredited as structurally unworkable.
Age of existence: 70.6 to 65 million years ago.
Distribution: Fossils were discovered in North America (Texas).
Diet: Small vertebrates.
First described: By the geologist and paleontologist Douglas A. Lawson in 1975.
See also: Species of previous months
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