Nature-Environment

Blog posts, podcasts and videos/vlogs about nature, environment, conservation, environmental protection, animals, birds, marine life and protection of species, as well as information on new discoveries


Red handfish patiently waits to be rescued. Photo: Jemina Stuart-Smith

Race to save red handfish in Tasmania

Conervationists are in a Race to save red handfish in Tasmania this summer against high seas, rising temperatures and habitat loss.

A close up of a double helix strand of DNA in gold

Evolution may not be as random as we thought

Evolution may not be as random as we thought according to a new study that analysed the pangenome of a single bacterium.

Image of Dian Fossey with a mountain gorilla behind her, touching her her with his hands. Text below says "Dian Fossey, born on January 16, 1932, became the world's leading expert on mountain gorillas. She ventured into the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda in 1967 and established the Karisoke Research Centre, a haven for studying and protecting the endangered gorillas. Fossey's groundbreaking research revolutionized our understanding of gorilla behavior and social structures. She spent years observing them in their natural habitat, earning their trust and documenting their complex lives. She started an international campaign against poaching, especially after the tragic death of her beloved gorilla, Digit. Her murdered body was found on December 26, 1985 in Rwanda. She was probably killed by poachers.
Jonathan the giant tortoise

Meet The Oldest Tortoise Ever

Meet The Oldest Tortoise Ever He Turns 191 Years Old in 2023 and lives on the island of St Helena. He is also the oldest tortoise ever.

Forest, trees, autumn, leaves on the ground,

Fifteen Emerging Issues will impact UK Forests in next 50 years

Experts have identified Fifteen Emerging Issues that will impact UK Forests. They include threats as well as opportunities.

Pacific Lampray showing the part of its body that sucks blood from marine mammals

Pacific Lamprey: The Ancient Bloodsucker

Pacific Lamprey is a bloodsucking creature that has been around since before the dinosaurs. It is an eel-like marine creature that feeds by sucking blood.

This image was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory in October 2014. The image blends two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. The active regions of the Sun appear brighter. Credit: NASA/SDO.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

Halloween! Why is it celebrated? It used to be the Celtic end of harvest festival of Samhain, which later became All Hallows Eve.

Dissected ant and where you can see the encapsulated parasites (white oval structures) spilling out of the hind body. Photo: Brian Lund Fredensborg CREDIT Photo: Brian Lund Fredensborg

This parasite that turns ants into zombies

This liver fluke turns ants into zombies and does so primarily during fall and they use air temperature to control the ants.

A four by four vehicle with people in it and looking out of the sun roof. The vehicle is moving across the savannah with 5 impala in its path.

Human beings are now the biggest predator in the African Savannah

Human beings are now the biggest predator in the African Savannah according to a new study. Animals are more afraid of humans than they are of lions.