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Bull Moose. Pic by David Osborn | Shutterstock.com

Controlling invasive species: 3 ways to join the fight

In Europe alone, there are around 16,000 plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that are alien to their natural environment. Of these, 15% pose a threat to biological diversity and can defined as invasive species. Besides their impact on biodiversity, invasive alien species (IAS) can have enormous economic ramifications. According to...
A polar bear sitting on the edge of an ice floe in the Svalbard Archipelago. By Ritesh Chaudhary | Shutterstock.com

Beyond the Bear. Protecting threatened species and maintaining global diversity

Holocene extinction As far as we know, planet earth has experienced five mass extinctions so far. The most recent of these, the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction, happened around 65 million years ago and was responsible for killing off the dinosaurs. Mass extinctions typically come about because of catastrophic natural disasters, such as...