Entries in nature (116)

Monday
Sep222014

All Creatures Great and Small

Why is it important to not neglect larger animals in an ecosystem when directing conservation efforts?

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Thursday
Sep112014

Zeal for Seals

Mostly in Canada and Norway, hunters kill many seals because they are paid per animal. Younger seals, from 14 days to 1 year are the most popular. The trade of this species holds up the hunt. To fight this and to preserve the seals, the European Union wanted to act.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

The 5 brainiest birds on earth

In the old days birds were used as messengers, trusted with responsibility and valued for their skills. Throughout history they have also been portrayed as something dark and scary and mysterious creatures carrying dark secrets, whether it was as a witch’s helper in a fairy tale or flying Hitchcock killers seeking to destroy us.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Law of Nature: the International court for environmental crimes

In the international community, an ecological idea is growing up: the establishment of an international criminal court for the environment.

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Friday
Jul252014

Mangrove day 2014

It is a tree...It is seaweed....no, it is a Mongrove! The plant growing on tropical coasts has puzzled generations of botanists for being the only tree able to survive salted water’s inundation.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Bees Buzz Off: The decline of bees and what it means for us

You might have mixed feelings when you think about bees. Tasty honey probably comes to mind, but along with painful stings and unwelcome additions to summer picnics. Perhaps you think that fewer bees wouldn’t be such a bad thing? But bees are important pollinators that play a vital role in all of our lives.

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Thursday
Jul102014

Is elephant trekking ethical?

Elephants have been an integral part of Thai communities for centuries. Until logging ban in 1989, elephants were used to transport heavy loads for logging companies.

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Monday
Jul072014

Volunteer Photo of the week: Alyssa Lammiman

Thursday
Jun122014

Ecotourism DIY: Instruction for Usage  

Once upon a time, tourism only consisted of a few different things: you’d visit a place, take as many pictures as possible and buy quite tacky souvenirs.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Stay tuned with Nature 

Tomorrow morning, you can have your first sip of coffee in the middle of a tropical rainforest: it is the miracle of naturesoundmap.com

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Friday
Jun062014

Extinction or survival: what’s in store for the Asiatic Cheetah

Now if I were to ask you the question, where do cheetahs live? You would probably answer Africa, but did you know that the only remaining population of the Asiatic Cheetah lives in Iran?

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Friday
May232014

Standing up for your rights: the dangers of environmentalism

Standing up for the environment could cost you your life; targeting of environmental campaigners has risen dramatically in the last 10 years.

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Friday
May162014

Masters of Disguise – animal camouflages that will catch you napping

Animals use the art of disguise to thrive and survive in their environment.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

Zanzibar’s seaweed harvest under threat from climate change

Rising sea temperatures have caused huge losses in the small-scale farming practice which has been supporting the island’s women for 25 years, demonstrating the need for adaptation in small-scale farming globally.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Cool and Unusual Colours in Nature

Nature is beautiful and astounding in many ways, but generally we do know what to expect. Roses are red, water is blue, and grasses and leaves are green, right? But sometimes however, nature can really surprise us.

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