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Migrating grey cranes over Agamon Hula bird refuge, at sunrise. Hula Valley, North of Israel. By Alla Khananashvili | Shutterstock.com

Creatures on the move: understanding animal migration

When you think of animal migration, which animals first come to mind? Geese? Seabirds? Well, it’s true that many birds migrate during the year. In fact, at least 4,000 species of birds are considered regular migrants, which is equal to around 40% of all birds. However, migration - the long...
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...
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) in the morning steppe. Mekletinskii Federal Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, August 2015. By Victor Tyakht Shutterstock.com

The saiga antelope. A species with a challenging existence.

The saiga (Saiga tatarica) is a medium sized (60 to 80 cm tall) antelope that inhabits the steppes of Central Asia and is classified by IUCN as "critically endangered". They live mainly in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, although they can be found in various areas of Russia (Kazan), China and...
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...
A couple of young male African elephants fighting on a South African reservation. By SAPhotog | Shutterstock.com

Ivory trade: poaching endangered species for their tusks

IVORY TRADE HAS CAUSED A MASSIVE DECLINE IN POPULATION OF SOME OF WORLD’S LARGEST SPECIES . The new Chinese legislation In December 2017, China banned all ivory processing and trade activity. This was a major stepping stone in the movement to protect elephants and a heavy blow to illegal tusk trade....