Best of 2018: 3 things you didn’t know trees did for you

Editor’s note: As the end of 2018 approaches, Human Nature is revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. To support crucial conservation work like this, consider making a donation to Conservation International. Regular readers of our blog know that forests benefit human life immeasurably: storing water, regulating climate, harboring wildlife. But did you know that […]

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Wölfe in der Schweiz: Vier Rudel und vier Paare

Die Dynamik der Wolfspopulation den Alpen ist weiterhin hoch. Nachdem in der Periode 2017/18 in den französischen Alpen noch 57 Wolfsrudel nachgewiesen wurden (alpenweit 98), belegen die provisorischen Zahlen des Sommermonitorings 2018 bereits 72 Rudel. Dies entspricht einer erneuten Zunahme von rund 26%. Auch in den nördlichen französischen Alpen unweit der Schweizer Grenze haben sich […]

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Brilliant video of young Andalucían bearded vulture Gea learning to eat bones

Bearded vultures are often known as bone breakers. The local names for Europe’s rarest vulture reflects this specialist diet: Quebrantahuesos in Spanish, Quebraossos in Portuguese, Trencalós in Catalan and Casseur d´Os in Old French. Colleagues in Andalucia caught Gea, one of the two young bearded vulture that fledged successfully from wild nests this summer, learning to eat […]

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Norway to Ban Deforestation-Linked Palm Oil Biofuels in Historic Vote

The Norwegian parliament voted this week to make Norway the world’s first country to bar its biofuel industry from importing deforestation-linked palm oil starting in 2020, The Independent reported. Environmentalists celebrated the move as a victory for rainforests, the climate and endangered species such as orangutans that have lost their habitats due to palm oil […]

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