Amazon frog highlights appropriation of Indigenous knowledge for commercial gain

Amazon frog highlights appropriation of Indigenous knowledge for commercial gain

The Amazonian giant leaf frog, or kambô (Phyllomedusa bicolor) has bulging eyes and bright green skin, and despite its name, is actually quite small. It’s perhaps best known for its skin secretion, a mucous substance with medicinal properties that several Amazonian Indigenous groups have used for centuries — and which is also attracting the attention […]

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A man died searching for Frisbees in a lake at a disc golf course where people are warned by signs to beware of alligators

A man died searching for Frisbees in a lake at a disc golf course where people are warned by signs to beware of alligators

According to police in Florida, a man died while searching for Frisbees in a lake at a disc golf facility where alligators are warned of by signs. The unidentified man was searching for flying discs in the water, and “a gator got involved,” according to an email from the Largo Police Department on Tuesday. According […]

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