Entries in species (16)

Tuesday
Jan232018

The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands 

Wetland ecosystems are integral for the planet. They provide an array of useful ecological services such as preservation of water quality, erosion buffering, carbon sequestration and nurseries for freshwater and marine species. Above all, they are critical for groundwater recharge and inhibit the effects of flooding...

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Monday
Jan152018

Top 5 Animals to See in 2018 Before They’re Extinct 

Flickr | cuatrok77You can probably guess what is triggering the extinction of many animals around the globe…It begins with C. Yes it’s the dreaded topic of Climate change. Though, it’s not the only trigger; deforestation and hunting come in close second. Since the beginning, humanity has discovered approximately 1.2 million species...

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Tuesday
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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Monday
Dec042017

Top 5 Places for your Bucket  List

An American writer once said, “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” You definitely don’t want the regret of not visiting the world’s most amazing places. Although there are so many incredible sights across the globe, here are the top 5 worth adding to your Bucket List. Don’t dream of going, make it a reality!

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Monday
Nov272017

Top 5 Most Toxic Species 

Sometimes we have to face the fact that the world is a dangerous place. Although all species want to survive, some have developed dramatic defenses to scare off others. Below are the top 5 species which have a chemical toxin they use at their own advantage; they are ones to avoid at all cost if you don’t wish to be killed in the worst case scenario…

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Friday
Nov242017

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Animal From The  Close-Up?

So, you think you know your lizards from your llamas? Take today's quiz to see how well you really know the animal kingdom... you'll be surprised!

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Friday
Aug252017

Quiz: Which Snake Species Are  You?

Speedy, strong and sometimes venomous: snakes are known for their elusive prowess within the animal kingdom. Take this quiz to find out which snake species you are!

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Wednesday
Aug092017

QUIZ: Which Bird Of Prey Are  You?

Known for their speed, strength and smarts, birds of prey have a a pretty cool reputation in the animal kingdom. Find out which bird of prey you are!

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Monday
Aug072017

Animal Profile: The  Manatee

Of all the world’s marine mammals, the manatee is not related to dolphins or whales but is the large aquatic relative of the elephant! They play an important role in vegetation growth in their habitats. Read more about these fascinating but highly threatened marine species:

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Monday
Jun122017

Animal Profile -  Ants

Unfortunately ants are oftentimes overlooked, used as an age-old synonym for insignificance, but these little beasties are much more sophisticated, intelligent and have a much more substantial impact than we give them credit for.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Does Rehabilitation Of Species Work?

Rehabilitation can aid species conservation through releasing healthy individuals into wild populations and educating the public about threats to their survival. But how well does it work and can it save every species?

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Monday
Jun202016

World Sea Turtle Day, Marine News And The Extinction Of The Bramble Cay Melomy: 14th – 20th June 2016

This week we have news relating to climate change, World Sea Turtle Day, the stranding of pilot whales, a move forwards for the Sandpiper bird species and the discovery of coral reef bright spots so it is definitely worth having a read!

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Monday
Jun202016

5 Best Species To See In Belize

Belize is home to a number of different, unique species but here is our list of the five best ones to see while you're in the country...

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Wednesday
May042016

QUIZ: What's Your Inner Endangered Animal?

Have you ever wondered which endangered animal you are? Maybe you already were, in a past life... Find out what your inner endangered animal is!

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Thursday
Sep042014

Which species do we save?

According to the IUCN Red List, there are currently more than 22,000 species categorised as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. In an ideal world we would be able to save all of these species but in reality this just isn’t possible.

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