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December 2008

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Surprising Biodiversity Of The Greater Mekong Delta

Mon 22nd December 2008 (2 comments)

A Fish

Mekong River
With so many animal species on the brink of extinction, it is always positive and exciting when new species of animals are discovered including 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, 4 birds, 4 turtles, 2 salamanders and a toad.

The Mekong River in South East Asia is the 12th longest river in the world and flows from Tibet through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam draining the surrounding land which covers enough ground to fit the whole of the United Kingdom into 2.5 times!

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10 Animal Laws To Think About?!

Wed 17th December 2008 (0 comments)

A Cow
Here is a sample of some of the strange but true animal laws that have been passed in the USA in the past 100 years...enjoy!

1.It is illegal for hens to lay eggs before 8 am and after 4 pm in Norfolk, Virginia.

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How You Can Help Our Environment

Fri 12th December 2008 (0 comments)
Recycle There is so much talk of climate change and global warming in the media and how we need to be more eco-friendly and conserve the wilderness, but how can we as individuals actively help the environment in our daily lives?

1. Recycle
Every year the UK throws away an estimated 9 billion tonnes of excess packaging from both exotic foods and consumer products, using wood, paper, glass, plastic and metals. These are all materials created from natural resources and are not replaced meaning the environment is starting to suffer. By recycling some materials and reusing others we are able to stop the process from getting out of hand but with only small lifestyle changes needed. This can be done by reusing plastic carrier bags (or not using them at all), recycling glass, paper and plastics in the recycling centres found in most towns (so putting these things in a different bin) and trying to avoid products that package their items excessively.

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Save The Bears, Go And See Them!

Thu 11th December 2008 (0 comments)

A Bear and Cub

Two Bears
There are estimated to be around 70,000 grizzly bears left in the wild of North America, although scientists predict that these numbers are much higher than the number of grizzly bears that are actually still found in the mountains of Alaska, Canada and the northernmost regions of the USA.

The enormous grizzly bears once dominated these mountainous lands and were regularly seen by visitors. Today, hunting and deforestation by humans has virtually wiped out the grizzly bear population which is now on verge of extinction, and restricts the remaining bears to the deep mountain regions..

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Do Animals Have A Sixth Sense?

Sun 7th December 2008 (0 comments)

A Shark

A Tiger
It is commonly known that animals have five main senses, touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing with the possible inclusion of balance. But is there really such a thing as having a sixth sense?

Most species of shark have sensors on the sides of their heads, which the sharks use to detect tiny muscle movements from creatures nearby. This "sixth sense" is known as electroreception and allows sharks to detect electromagnetic fields produced all animals.

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Melting Polar Regions, What About The Bears?

Mon 1st December 2008 (0 comments)
Recycle Climate change and global warming issues are always in the news headlines, but most of the documented concerns are directed towards the effects that climate changes will or could have on humans. What about the world's animals? One species of animal that has been affected is the polar bear.

Temperature Change
Polar bears are found in the frozen regions of North America, Greenland, Russia and the North Pole where the polar bears roam the ice in search of food. Polar bears mainly hunt seals and so are generally found closer to the ocean rather than inland. Polar bear populations are now rapidly declining, making the polar bear a near endangered species. The fact that there is less solid ice for the polar bears to inhabit (it has melted due to global warming), is thought to be the main reason for this rapid descent in polar bear numbers.

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