4 Fun-Filled and Exciting Travel Activities for Nature Lovers

4 Fun-Filled and Exciting Travel Activities for Nature Lovers

Nature has a way of inspiring us and promoting creativity. Studies have shown that being outdoors can improve our cognitive function, including memory, attention, and creativity. Nature provides a break from the overstimulation of modern life, allowing your brain to rest and recharge. Spending time in nature is linked to improved mood, further promoting creativity […]

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Almost two out of every three shark or ray species living in coral reefs are at risk of disappearing from the world forever

Almost two out of every three shark or ray species living in coral reefs are at risk of disappearing from the world forever

The alarming study has just been published in Nature Communications. It finds, except for marine mammals, these coral sharks and rays are more likely to go extinct than any other group in the world. The usual culprits have been found to be behind this tragic state of affairs; overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. Bluespotted […]

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Europe moves to protect deep-sea sites in Atlantic from bottom fishing

Europe moves to protect deep-sea sites in Atlantic from bottom fishing

BRUSSELS — On Sept. 15, the European Commission made a historic announcement: it will prohibit bottom fishing across 16,000 square kilometers, or 6,200 square miles — an area about half the size of Belgium — in waters controlled by the European Union in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. While some fisheries representatives have criticized the decision, […]

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The case for reintroduction of the wolf and other species should not be based on the promise of an ecological nirvana

The case for reintroduction of the wolf and other species should not be based on the promise of an ecological nirvana

In 1995, eight wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park from a white truck that had traveled 700 miles from Alberta, Canada. They were the first people to live in the park for 70 years, and the return of the most legendary predator to the most well-known national park in the world sparked research that […]

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Pet food for cats and dogs being sold containing endangered sharks

Pet food for cats and dogs being sold containing endangered sharks

Unwitting owners are feeding endangered sharks to their cats and dogs, according to a new study. Scientists discovered that numerous brands contained endangered species but simply specified nonspecific components like “ocean fish,” implying that most customers are unaware. “We believe the majority of pet owners are likely to be nature enthusiasts, and we believe most […]

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Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Tiger sharks sometimes swim thousands of kilometers—far enough to move among oceans. Their flexible diets and adaptable behaviors set them up to be successful jet-setters, zipping around the world and mingling with far-flung members of tiger shark society. But new research shows that tiger sharks from different ocean regions aren’t as chummy with one another […]

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