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.
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.
After Evan, a category 3 cyclone, hit the South Pacific islands, Fijian towns were severely battered and many people were left homeless. More than one month after the catastrophe, a great deal of the damage is still there – both in the land and the minds of the people.
Worldwide there are more than 180,000 different kinds of butterflies with about 700 new discoveries a year. All of them have a huge impact on the environment and help to conserve our nature. But now, the conserves are in need of conservation themselves.