Hurricane Irma destroyed a staggering amount of turtle eggs and in doing so pushed these wonderful creatures ever closer to extinction. Florida, which took the brunt of the storm, is a centre for sea turtles, including the endangered leatherback, loggerheads and green turtles. (The northwest Atlantic region is one of the loggerhead’s nesting areas and […]
Jaguars are being threatened by poachers, who are after their beautifully spotted fur. At best, only an estimated 15,000 remain in the wild. Defenders of Wildlife, a conservation company based in the United States, has a mission is to protect all animals and plants native to North America in their natural communities. They added jaguars […]
Well it seems there is something wrong with our mighty horse chestnut tree. The problem is a tiny caterpillar, the larva of a leaf miner moth. This was first found in 2002, and thought to have travelled here on a lorry from Eastern Europe, though we can’t be sure. First spotted in south-west London, it […]
More and more animals are becoming endangered every day, one of those unlucky creatures is the dolphin. People are polluting dolphins’ habitats by filling their waters with oil and lots of harmful chemicals that can damage their eyes and other parts of them. Scientists say that most dolphin deaths are caused by humans. How much […]
We all know that people kill majestic animals to hack off their tusks and horns, but what about lesser-known animals, like turtles? These wonderful creatures are slowly dying out and the world seems oblivious. Thieves are taking the eggs of olive ridley sea turtles and by doing so are endangering their existence. As well as […]
‘The most illegally traded mammal in the world’ The rare species, Pangolins are on the edge of being extinct. These creatures are the only scaly mammals in existence so it is vital that the species are not lost. These creatures have been described as “pine cones on legs”. They are a type of anteater. In […]
The puffins love to feed on the cold-water sand eel, but these are moving north as our sea waters warm.
Did you know dolphins are in desperate danger, not many people know this, but dolphins tend to swim in groups which means when one swims into shallower water then the rest do to. Dolphins get killed in several ways, illnesses, fishing nets and slaughtered in some cases, in this case the dolphins could avoid going […]