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...
The fauna of Antarctica is represented by eight species of penguins. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) published in 2012 concluded that the inhospitable continent was inhabited by nearly 600,000 emperor penguins in a total of about 46 colonies. The...
Beluga and narwhal get along amicably; sometimes they travel in the Nordic waters together. These two species of Arctic cetaceans have succeeded in breeding offspring. How this happened is a mystery. According to scientists, over the last at least...
Aquaristic, a worldwide hobby, brings suffering to some species of aquarium fish in the form of artificial coloring of their bodies. These are invasive painful processes in which up to 80% of the fish die. Dye Injection Glassfish, a small Asian...
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has roots about 5000 years old and is still popular and on the rise in western countries. It uses all possible natural materials of plant and animal origin. Endangered animal species also apply to the...
Images from all over the world capture the Earth's landfill. Seas and oceans full of floating plastic waste, stranded and injured animals in fishing nets, or cetacean that has landfill instead of stomach. The superiority of man over all...
Fires, deforestation, infrastructure, killing and poaching threaten not one species of wild animals, many of them are on the endangered species list, including jaguar (Panthera onca). It is estimated that there are about 15,000 individuals of that species left. The...
Bears need to supply their bodies for winter sleep, they may lose up to a third of their weight during the hibernation period. They gather on the banks of streams, lakes, rivers and ponds at the time of salmon...
The discovery of a new species of fauna or flora is usually great news. But now we are talking about a case where a new species brings more harm than good. Marble crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) reportedly did not exist...
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses animal tissues, organs and bones to produce medicines for a wide range of health problems. The endangered rhinos are ones of many victims TCM. These majestic animals are killed for their horns, which are...
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