May 23rd is the World Day of Turtles, which has been celebrated since 2000. This particular day aims to draw attention to these inconspicuous creatures that are currently threatened with extinction. The campaign brings information to the people and...
Plastics are found in the stomachs of cattle, deer, shark bodies and other marine animals. Many animals die from plastic ingestion or stuck in plastic waste. Microplastics have been discovered in rain samples. Scientists have found that crustaceans living in...
Koalas are among the main symbols of Australia. Although this gentle creature is known all over the world, it is facing the greatest catastrophe - becoming extinct. According to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), there are approximately 80 thousand...
Recently, reports of extinction of animal species have been spreading. A lot of insect species, for example, bees and butterflies, are disappearing rapidly. Now it is the bumblebees’ turn. More and more countries are putting them on the list...
Very often there are reports of extinction of animals and plants from all over the world. The lists of endangered species, critically endangered species, and extinct species are constantly expanding. Deforestation, agriculture, infrastructure and climate change are the biggest...
Giraffes are beautiful and unique animals belonging to the most important members of the animal kingdom in Africa. Unfortunately, the giraffe population is continuously decreasing and stopping this decline is unsuccessful. The giraffe population has decreased by up to...
Given the massive worldwide decline in pollinating insects, any idea that could support an increase in its population, especially bees, is welcome. The Dutch city of Utrecht came up with an original solution. The Netherlands is home to 358...
Traditional Chinese medicine has roots 5,000 years old. The first surviving medical book, which recommends bear bile against inflammation, bacterial infections and as a painkiller, dates from the 7th century. In the past, the bile was obtained by hunting...
Scientists believe that Africa may have held as many as 20 million elephants in pre-European colonization. In 1979, the figure was only 1.3 million. Over just seven years (2007-2014), the elephant population decreased by at least 30 percent (ca....
Every year, researchers discover hundreds of new insect species, dozens of amphibians, and occasionally new mammals. Let's look at least a small list of some interesting, unusual species that we certainly can't see every day. Myanmar Snubed-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus Strykeri) This...
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