Baobabs belong among the most remarkable trees in the world, and many African cultures consider them sacred. The trees are giants both in size and age. They can live for more than 2000 years, but now they are facing...
Elephants, hunted for meat and tusks, ivory - one of the most expensive raw materials in the world used for jewelry making and decoration, are considered a vulnerable species. Rhinos are an endangered species thanks to poachers. The ground...
Tree planting is becoming a trend worldwide. This summer, India planted 220 million trees in a single day. Australia plans to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. Central European countries, the Czech Republic, will plant 10 million trees this...
Plastic waste is a global problem. Plastics and micro plastics are ubiquitous. Unknowingly people absorb plastics as part of food and drink. The Cocos Islands, formerly a paradise on earth, have become a landfill of plastic waste for all...
A new African tree was discovered by forester Edwin Ujor in Cameroon in 1951. It took nearly 70 years for scientists to identify the plant. This year the tree was named Vepris Bali. However, no one has seen the...
If you thought slavery was a thing of the past, you're wrong. Mauritania is a country where, according to some sources, live up to 800,000 slaves, that is more than 17% of the population. Mauritania was the last country to...
Africa is the second largest continent in the world, trailing behind only Asia, but, amazingly, a majority of the billion people living on the continnt survive every day with little to no access to electricity. Africa (30,3 million km²)...
The world has heard of the genocide committed by Nazi Germany on Jews during World War II. The media talks about genocides in the Soviet Union during the reign of Stalin. But what do we know about genocides in...
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....
Who was Gaddafi? How did he benefit Libya? What was the view of the western population on Gaddafi’s deeds? Let's look at the few facts we won't see in the media. Muammar Gaddafi, a soldier with the rank of colonel,...
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