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BieneMaja posted a topic in WorldwideIn May this year, I took a magical two week cruise in the Galapagos Islands, one of my two favorite holidays I have ever done so far. I loved every second of the trip and did not want to leave - what could be a better reason for writing a trip report and sharing my experiences with you? Imagine snorkelling with lots of turtles in a completely tranquil "amphitheater", diving with playful sea lions, seeing sharks and rays up close, witnessing courtship of albatrosses and blue footed boobies, watching all kinds of animals from close by and just forgetting time, walking through amazing scenery, great conversations with fellow passengers & crew, Pisco Sours on the deck while looking out for whales & dolphins,... A few photos to wet your appetite:
The majority of the world's terrestrial large carnivores have undergone substantial range contractions and many of these species are currently threatened with extinction. the study found the following reductions for Africa Ethiopian wolf 99.3% lion 93.7% wild dog 92.2% cheetah 91.5% leopard 79.4% hyneas brown 27.2% spotted 24% and striped 15.1% please see http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/7/170052 the study notes that the growth of cropping and cattle raising is associated with the decline of predators Range contractions of the world's large carnivores Christopher Wolf, William J. Ripple Published 12 July 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170052
COSMIC RHINO posted a topic in World wildlifethere are challenges around the world these sites are worldwide in multiple continents 66% of the 57 natural heritage sites are affected the nations are expected to improve things or go on the world heritage at risk list the shere number indicates how widespread problems are please see https://www.iucn.org/news/iucn-41whc/201706/illegal-activities-threaten-natural-world-heritage-pushing-vaquita-brink-and-depleting-forests-–-iucn