Alces alces
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Play: Alces alces has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: In Europe, a moose is known as a European Elk.

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Graphic by Catherine
The moose (North America) or European elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a “twig-like” configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to […] read more

Increase Biodiversity

Event card
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PLAY: can be played immediately for below effect and then discarded.
EFFECT: Allows player to look through his/her discard pile, and choose 1 SPECIES card to put back into his/her hand.

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Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or on the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems. The biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species. The year 2010 has been declared as the International Year of Biodiversity. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, […] read more

Gray Wolf

Canis lupus
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: Canis lupus has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Highly territorial, Canis lupus packs defend their territory through scent marking, howling, and direct attacks.

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The grey wolf (Canis lupus), often known simply as the wolf, is the largest wild member of the Canidae family. Though once abundant over much of Eurasia and North America, the grey wolf inhabits a reduced portion of its former range due to widespread destruction of its territory, human encroachment, and the resulting human-wolf encounters that sparked broad extirpation. Even so, […] read more

Resplendant Quetzal

Pharomachrus mocinno
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Pharomachrus mocinno has a FLIGHT of 2.

Fact: The ancient Aztecs and Maya viewed the quetzal as the “god of the air” and as a symbol of goodness and light.

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Graphic by Tricia
The Resplendent Quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno, is a spectacular bird of the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama). There are two subspecies, P. m. mocinno and P. m. costaricensis, the Costa Rican Resplendent Quetzal. […] read more

Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia
Scale 6 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Leontopithecus rosalia has a MOVE of 2.

Fact:Local legends say that the Tamarin have psychic powers that help them hunt.

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Graphic by Heather E.
The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia, Portuguese: Mico-leão Dourado) also known as Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Callitrichidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species with an estimated wild population of “more than 1,000 individuals” and a captive population maintained at approximately 490 individuals.[3] Most of the wild population […] read more

European Garden Spider

Araneus diadematus
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Araneus diadematus has a MOVE of 2 and Araneus diadematus can feed on creatures of SCALE 5 or less.

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The European garden spider (Araneus diadematus), diadem spider, or cross spider, is a very common and well-known orb-weaver spider in Western Europe. Araneus diadematus also lives in parts of North America, in a range extending from New England and theSoutheast to California and the Northwestern United States and adjacent parts of Canada.[citation needed] Individual spiders’ colouring can range from extremely light yellow to […] read more