The commercial seal hunt in Canada started last week. Up to 400.000 seals can be killed in this season, although the market for seal products is nearly dead. But hunters and governments finds ways to keep this cruel practice alive…
It is a fact: we produce a lot of waste. Not only our industries or societies, but we ourselves in our households. Since everybody wants to own the latest technologies (and often has to e.g. for their jobs) the previous gadget soon becomes dispensable. But, an environmentally friendly alternative might soon conquer the market.
The German Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world. The recipe for the success is sustainability – not only regarding the support of young talents. Guest author Chris thinks German football clubs could play a leading role for establishing a greener sports industry. Photo credit: Wikipedia
Did you know that elephants paint, monkeys lie and crows use cars to crack nuts? Have a look at the continuation of the first part of 10 fascinating facts about other intelligent species. Photo credit: elephantart.com
With their fuzzy bodies bumblebees are essential for pollination. Without them we would miss out on many fruits and wild herbs. But scientists have reported a huge decline of bumblebees. You can support these helpful insects by planting herbs, like lavender, and watch little visitors. Just check out our photo gallery!
Zoos often have to face harsh critique: Animals belong to the wilderness, not in cages. Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney Australia shows even sceptics the positive sides.
Established on 7 acres of land and 40km away from Sydney’s hectic, noisy inner city, Featherdale provides a realm for many endangered species
A recent German study on cosmetics shakes consumers. A huge research project conducted by the environmental organisation Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) found out that about one third of cosmetic products on the German market contain harmful hormones. Shampoos, creams, make-up, soap: many products could cause severe diseases and disorders.
Most people associate bees mainly with honey. But they do so much more for us. Now, it is time we do something for them, as these little helpers are dangerously threatened. The EU already takes huge steps towards rescuing the bees.
While most people in Europe enjoy the sunny weather these days, some little fellows struggle to survive. For hedgehogs it becomes really difficult to find enough natural food, like worms and slugs. There is also a lack of fresh water. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society asks people to help these ground dwellers.
The stag beetle has always fascinated mankind. Their giant antlers-like mandibles that are used for wrestling with other males, demonstrate strength. The ancient Romans
used their heads as amulets and the old Germans considered these beetles as creatures of the god Thor. But lucanus cervus is red listed in many European countries.
Climate change and global warming has provoked more and stronger environmental catastrophes than ever. Alone in Germany people experienced two 100-year floods in 11 years, damaging houses and landscapes, claiming the lives of people and animals. One of the victims is the UNESCO world heritage Wörlitz Garden Realm. Our photo gallery shows its beauty and habitants.