Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Abnormally warm weather is affecting the hibernation activity of Ukraine’s brown bears, conservationists have said. In a Facebook post, Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine said winter is a period when all bears should be dormant. However, in its rehabilitation center, just three are currently hibernating. This “bearish insomnia” is affecting 29 of the […]

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Fighting to save an endangered ape, Indonesian activists fear for their lives

Fighting to save an endangered ape, Indonesian activists fear for their lives

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), has proven to be a precarious place for the ape. Just 800 individuals survive in a rapidly shrinking habitat, and the orangutans, which were only described as a new species in 2017, are already listed as a critically endangered […]

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Vervet monkeys thrive despite habitat loss in South Africa

Vervet monkeys thrive despite habitat loss in South Africa

As countries around the world experience rapid urbanization, many animal species have been forced to adapt to the encroachment of humans into their habitats. For species like the vervet monkey, this adaptation sometimes leads to conflict with humans. Vervets (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)are small, gray-haired monkeys with black faces native to Africa. Their population is considered stable, […]

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Measures to arrest nature’s decline must be passed into law, say MEPs

Measures to arrest nature’s decline must be passed into law, say MEPs

If humanity wants to reverse the widespread destruction of the natural world, biodiversity needs legal protection like the Paris agreement on climate change, members of the European parliament have said. Action to halt biodiversity decline is based on voluntary commitments but, less than a year before a crucial UN biodiversity conference in China, MEPs pointed […]

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Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Global warming is affecting sea turtles, who are getting stranded on beaches close to Cape Cod. Sea turtles get stranded up in the area due to warming waters. A 2019 paper linked warmer waters in the Gulf of Maine to “cold-stunned” sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay. According to Mass Audubon,the warmer waters lure the […]

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