One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN

2019 - 05 - 06
One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN

A million animals and plants are in danger of becoming extinct, and many of them could disappear in the next decades. The UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned against this in a report published today.
The condition of nature that is necessary for humans to access water, food, energy or medicines is deteriorating “at the fastest pace in the history of mankind.” In their global assessment, experts claimed that only …

One million animals and plants at threat of extinction, warns UN
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First European bison twins in the Czech Republic born in the large ungulate reserve last year

2019 - 04 - 18

The very first European bison twins in the history of the Czech Republic were born last year in the large ungulate reserve in the former military area of Milovice, not far from the Czech capital of Prague.

“European bison female usually have one baby once every one, two or three years. Having twins is quite exceptional. We found out, based on stud book records, that this is the very first time that European bison twins …

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Summer time coming will cause more needless animal massacres on European roads

2019 - 03 - 30

Fatigue, headaches, sleep disorders, weakened immunity. These are the consequences of winter and summer time changing for the majority of European inhabitants. The savings of energy, for which the winter and summer time changing was put into practice, have not been seen for many years though.

In 2018 the European Union decided, on the basis of the research among the European public, to cancel time changing. The members of the European Parliament, however, have recently …

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National park slopes flooded with rare pasqueflowers. Consequence of wild horse grazing

2019 - 03 - 15
National park slopes flooded with rare pasqueflowers. Consequence of wild horse grazing

The slopes of the Podyji national park have turned purple recently. The vivid colour appeared where a herd of wild horses from Exmoor in England had been grazing. However, this exact location had been dominated by aggressive species of grasses that had been pushing pasqueflowers away for a long time.

“In comparison with the previous year, the difference is huge. We are really glad that wild horses have helped save another steppe area in Central …

National park slopes flooded with rare pasqueflowers. Consequence of wild horse grazing
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Extremely warm winter brought vast forest and moorland fires in Great Britain

2019 - 02 - 27
Extremely warm winter brought vast forest and moorland fires in Great Britain

Forests and moors in Great Britain have been swept by extensive fires in the past few days. Flames were recorded for example at Saddleworth Moor, which is located between Manchester and Leeds and is a popular tourist destination.

The fire broke out on Tuesday, the warmest recorded winter day in British records. A temperature of 21.2 degrees Celsius was measured in Kew Gardens.

Forests in Scotland and in the south-east of England caught fire, too. …

Extremely warm winter brought vast forest and moorland fires in Great Britain
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