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Do Zoos Put Profit Before Wildlife Preservation?

Photo: Cooling A child’s first exposure to wild animals is usually at a zoo. Over 100 million people visit zoos in North America annually; many of them school children on field trips. While zoos do a great public service, educating people and saving species, they must make a profit to remain operable. Photo: Cello Calcagno …

How Reintroducing Once Eradicated Giant Tortoises Has Restored an Island’s Ecosystem

Photo: Dennis Hansen A highly controversial technique called ‘rewilding’, introducing new species to places where others have gone extinct, has been proven to work according to a recent study in Current Biology. Iles aux Aigrettes is a small island of Mauritius which has had no large fruit-eating animals to disperse seeds since the native species …

Why Protecting Natural Habitats Will Save Human Lives

Photo: Robin MooreThe curve of the earth is visible as a man launches his boat into the sunset in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Oceania This week, world leaders are meeting for the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to discuss targets for protecting biodiversity in the world. A study by Conservation International shows that …

Is Oregano the Answer to Methane Gas Pollution?

Photo: sarae When the world learned several years ago that cows were responsible for 5.5 million metric tons of methane per year, the jokes on the Internet, in the media and globally exploded with energetic frenzy. Every suppressed child-like spirit embodied in adults passed the fart jokes at whim. There was a huge problem with …

The World’s Most Endangered Ecosystems: Coral Reefs

Photo: Utnapistim By now you must have heard words like “conservation”, “extinction” and “global warming” a thousand and one times – meaning they are often ignored. Conservationists have campaigned to inform the world about the severity of the damage being done to its ecosystems and in many cases humans are to blame. However, not all …