Most of the globe's biodiversity is invisible to the bare eye. Yet, microbes were vital in bringing about today's diversity of plants and animals. Even the deadly Ebola virus has its place in the grand scheme of things.
In an interview with Global Ideas ahead of the World Health Summit in Berlin, British epidemiologist Sir Andrew Haines makes the case for cutting greenhouse gas now, saying the health of future generations hinges on it.
The DR Congo is the only country where bonobos are found. One project there is helping protect the habitat of the great apes by offering alternative jobs to local communities. In return, they are to stop cutting trees.
“Tourists bring more money than poachers” – that's the message to the Namibian population by the organization “Save the Rhino Trust.“”And it seems to be working as the region's threatened black rhino population recovers.
A new inspirational way to engage people to become environmentally active has emerged. Instead of sending messages of loss and destruction, companies are trying to inspire the next generation with positive messages.
It might look like a video with a clam eating salt, but beware, not all is as it seems.
31 species, including some types of shark, ray and sawfish, were granted a new protection status at the UN conference on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) last weekend.
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