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...
Twenty years ago, the car's windshield covered with insects drove many drivers crazy. However, as our planet faces the massive insect extinction, today's drivers are far from busy with cleaning windshields. Insect extinction affects many species and includes fireflies. Fireflies...
People try to help bees and attract them to their land. With good will, they purchase commercial bee houses, often without instructions for use. But few know that, first, it depends on the material the bee houses are made...
Scientists in India have discovered a strange fish resembling a snake. They call the primitive creature a living fossil. Eel-like fish live in the groundwater of southern India. New Snakehead Fish Species The body like a snake, the head like a...
Nature is struggling with extinction of animal and plant species through all continents. The blame is mainly human factors causing the loss of natural habitats of fauna and flora. Biologists have reported unprecedented frog counts since the late 1970s....
Scientists have discovered a very well-preserved body of an 18,000-year-old puppy in frozen soil in Siberia. They are unsure whether the Siberian permafrost kept the dog or the wolf, because during this period the wolves ran wild and the...
Researchers have discovered a fungus that threatens salamanders in the Netherlands and Belgium. The disease probably came to Europe from Asia due to the animal trade. Europian Salamanders Infected by Fungus The Fire salamanders' bodies (Salamandra salamandra) covered with sores were...
The population of bees is rapidly declining worldwide. In the United States alone, their number has dropped by about 30% over the past five years. This drop is so sharp that scientists even gave it a name, namely the...
It is no secret that bees belong to the rapidly disappearing and endangered species . The world fast food chain has made a marketing move in the form of “green help” to honey bees. Critics say the company is...
After the bill passed unanimously by the Senate, in November 2019, US President Donald Trump signed the Act on the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT). Activists and the general public regard the bill as a great victory. The...
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