‘I saw a big set of white teeth coming towards me’: the people who survived terrifying wild animal attacks

‘I saw a big set of white teeth coming towards me’: the people who survived terrifying wild animal attacks

Although, mercifully, still rare, there are signs that wild animal attacks on humans are increasing. Research from the scientific journal Nature found that, as our urban areas further expand into the territories of carnivorous animals, attacks on pets, livestock and sometimes humans have been on the rise. In Kashmir, local wildlife departments have been reporting […]

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Wildlife catastrophe at Amazon dam a warning for future Tapajós dams

Wildlife catastrophe at Amazon dam a warning for future Tapajós dams

When the Balbina Dam was completed in 1986, it flooded primary forest in the state of Amazonas along Brazil’s Uatumã River, forming a massive reservoir speckled by 3,546 flood-induced islands. In 1990, the Reserva Biológica (REBIO) do Uatumã was established, protecting the entire 443,700 hectare (109,6427 acre) reservoir, dubbed Balbina Lake, along with the adjacent […]

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