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March 2015

The Many Uses Of Bamboo

Tue 31st March 2015 (0 comments)
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Bamboo is a type of woody grass that is found growing throughout the world's tropical regions. Well known for growing at an immense pace in comparison to other plants, it is fast becoming one of the world's most sought after commodities but what is it being used for?

Well, bamboo has thousands of uses from edible shoots to large scale construction and even more recently as a biofuel, this humble plant can be used for almost anything. Bamboo fibres are used to make clothes and boards made up from strands are becoming increasingly popular all around the world to be turned into furniture, and very commonly floor boards.

All About Barcelona Zoo

Thu 26th March 2015 (0 comments)
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Although zoos are often frowned upon by animal lovers due to poor conditions and heart-wrenchingly small enclosures for species that really should be treated with more respect, many nowadays are turning towards better practise by ensuring that their residents have more adequate space that better emulates their natural habitats and many are becoming more heavily involved in both supporting and funding conservation projects all around the world.

Zoos can also provide visitors with crucial access to species that they would never normally have the privilege of seeing so closely, encouraging people to learn all about the animals and the habitats in which they live, and helping people to understand the threats that an increasing number of species are facing in the wild (primarily due to more human intervention in these areas).

Earth Hour Saturday 28th March 2015

Mon 23rd March 2015 (0 comments)
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On the last Saturday of March every year, hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for an hour as part of a global stand to show that we care about our planet. Created by WWF, Earth Hour is about "people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights out display and asking for change."

Each year sees this event growing stronger with 162 countries having taken part in Earth Hour last year and it is the hope that 2015 will be no exception. In support of this global campaign it is not just people at home that turn their lights off as some of the world's most iconic buildings also get involved and go dark for an hour in support of this great initiative.

Early Spring Flowers

Thu 19th March 2015 (0 comments)
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The past couple of weeks in the UK have been unseasonably warm with temperatures often reaching more than 10 degrees centigrade and becoming even warmer at times. Throughout the country, spring has sprung slightly earlier than many people expected with more birds appearing in our parks and gardens displaying clear signs that the nest-building season has begun.

Suddenly our dull and dreary gardens that have become seemingly lifeless over the bitter winter months, spring into life as buds begin to appear on trees and hedges and the grass begins to become lush as it quickens to grow. The most noticeable aspect of spring however, is definitely the beautiful blooms that seem to have sprung out of nowhere and by just having a look in your flowerbeds, we are certain you will be pleasantly surprised by what you see.

Learn about the animals in Greenland

Tue 17th March 2015 (0 comments)

Greenland is the world’s largest island and with a very exiting wildlife located in the Arctic.All the interesting species in the island have all adapted to the Arctic climate both on land and at sea.

The animals on land
The largest and most significant animal predator on land is the polar bear. The polar bear is white and almost the essence of the wildlife in Greenland. Sometimes it can be challenging to find the white polar bear in the Arctic, because of its contrast to the ice.

Happy World Wildlife Day 2015

Tue 3rd March 2015 (0 comments)
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In 2013 the United Nations General Assembly declared that the 3rd of March every year would be the day of"the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)", known simply as World Wildlife Day. This day would not only be a great opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the natural world but also to raise awareness of the plight of many species due to wildlife crime.

Both plants and animals provide the Earth with everything it needs to make it habitable for people to exist and thrive here, providing oxygen, clean water and food and even primitive tools came from plants and animals, along with clothes. Even fossil fuels have evolved as a result of decaying plant and animal species over billions of years, providing people with energy to give us heat and electrical power.