A recent report by WWF has revealed that more than two-thirds of the world’s wildlife could be gone by 2020 if worldwide action isn’t taken soon.
The platypus is arguably one of the most remarkable species on earth. This egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax.
In recent years, the area that the Coral Triangle is a part of has emerged as one of the world’s economic hubs. The rapid economic growth and a fast increase in population size have fuelled unsustainable development and a boost in demand, which is having devastating effects on the region.
In the sixth century B.C., poet and lawmaker Solon of Athens offered a bounty for every wolf slain, triggering a canine killing frenzy. Henry VII successfully completed the eradication of all wolves in England in the 16th century and the Scots even burned forests to make wolves easier to hunt.
The most peculiar and impressive of all bird species is quite possibly, the hummingbird. Over 300 species of hummingbird are spread throughout the rainforests of North and South America, ranging in colours, shapes and sizes.
The Department of Environment and Energy Australia has listed 223 endangered and critically endangered animal species in Australia.
So we’ve all heard of the proud Lions of the Serengeti and we’re familiar with the sprinting cheetah of the African plains – but have you heard of their Asian equivalents? Are you familiar with the Asiatic Lion whose last remaining population of 550 remains deep within the Gir Forest of India? Or perhaps the 50 remaining Asiatic Cheetah who hold out in Iran? Both are the last of their kind and less well covered than their African cousins.
Planet Earth is home to the weird and wonderful, an endless array of creatures so strange they could be mistaken for fantastical beats from J.K. Rowling’s imagination. There’s a problem, though; thousands of the wacky animals that call this planet home are endangered and could disappear forever, many without humans even noticing
Twelve out of thirteen otter species are in decline. Only the North American River Otter has been classified as having a stable population and an IUCN status of ‘Least Concern’. Two species—the smooth-coated otter and the Asian Small-Clawed Otter—are vulnerable to extinction.
Recently the truth of Tiger Temple was not only uncovered, but put to a stop. During a raid of Tiger Temple in June, cruel and unethical practices were uncovered, including forty cubs found in a freezer as well as other animal parts.
In the lead up to upcoming CITES CoP17 conference in South Africa, My Green World has created a guide that will assist you in understanding this landmark conservation event.
Approximately 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its plant life, and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on Earth.
Whale watching is one of the fastest-growing forms of tourism, with the industry worth $US2.1 billion in 2008. Over 13 million people per year stand on shorelines or hop onto boats hoping to glimpse a pod swimming pass.
On Saturday, September 24, hundreds of wildlife advocates will be gathering at Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens at 11am to march in support of lions, elephants and rhinos, along with thousands of people around the world.
Fancy a ‘necking’ or is your preference ‘rafting’ with your mates, or are you proud to have a chin? We have compiled the A-Z of quirky animal facts to satisfy your curiosity!
Let’s face it, one of the best ways to do this is to go and get a taste of the country’s best dishes at the local market where food can be one of the best ways to break down barriers between you and the locals. Unfortunately, a lot of markets can have a more sinister side as well which you should be aware of before venturing into their depths. Some of the larger markets deal in more than just local culinary delights and we’ve listed the top five that also have a darker side that can notably affect the wildlife of the very country that you’ve come to love!