The BBC reports The wildlife charity the RSPB says it has been “overrun” by reports of birds of prey being illegally killed since the lockdown started six weeks ago. Species of raptors (birds of prey) that had been targeted include hen harriers, peregrine falcons, red kites, goshawks, buzzards and a barn owl. The wildlife charity […]
Center for Biological Diversity News Release BAKERSFIELD, Calif.― On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.
The Baltic wolf population is scientifically estimated at 3,600 individuals, of which 600 live in Latvia. There was a premium for wolf shootings until 1999, and wolf hunting was fully open until 2003. That means there were no requirements in terms of a shooting plan. Over 200 wolves were killed annually in the 1990s, and […]
Depopulation has led to abandonment of less fertile agricultural lands throughout Europe. Portugal, with its declining population, is a prime example. In the Côa Valley, the abandonment of farmland has been turned into an opportunity for rewilding efforts to create new wilderness. Already the valley has seen the return of many endangered species, such as […]
Imagine, for a moment, that you are standing with your feet firmly planted in the dark soil atop a gentle knoll, surveying an undulating sea of grass that stretches as far as the eye can see. You are somewhere north of Fort Worth, in a time before the land was forever scarred by asphalt, steel, […]
This 17 March 2018 video is called Mealworms & Superworms Can Digest Styrofoam? with Eddy Garcia. From the American Chemical Society in the USA: Superworms digest plastic, with help from their bacterial sidekicks May 27, 2020 Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for […]
KOTA KINABALU: Marine biology students at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) were supposed to conduct their survey on whale sharks at Pulau Gaya off here, but they had to put it on hold due to Movement Control Order (MCO). The young researchers, however, managed to record and identify their first official whale shark of the project, […]