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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
You creep along in the northern woods along a lakeside in the Adirondack Mountains, looking at the ground and see the imprint of a bull moose. Your heart stops for a moment. This is a reminder that moose are...
Approx 1 in 3 fish caught for food might never be eaten. 3.2 billion people currrently rely on fish for almost 20% of their protein intake. Almost 35% of all fish caught is wasted. Mostly because some caught fish...
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...
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