The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago• Scottish-based charity the South Georgia Heritage Trust and its USA counterpart the Friends of South Georgia Island raised £10 million to finance the Habitat Restoration Project to eradicate invasive rodents• Covering 108,723 hectares (1087 km2), the Habitat Restoration Project is more than eight times larger than
A group of researchers from Argentina's National University of the Northeast (UNNE), conducted a study of diversity of diurnal butterflies in the the Paraje Tres Cerros Private Natural Reserve in Corrientes, creating the first such inventory in the province. 2The scientific work provided data on an area in the province never studied before.
The natural phenomenon of the Chilean flowering desert takes place in coastal areas of the Atacama region. During this occurrence an average of 200 different species bloom, many of which are endemic, such as the “garra de león” (Bomarea ovallei) and the delicate red Añañuca (Myostemma phycelloides).
Update from Manatus Hotel, Tortugero, North Caribbean Green Turtle Nesting Season has begun!The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Nesting Season goes from July to October. Nesting can be witnessed during the evening and dawn and its one of nature's most impressive spectacles.
What is a Biosphere Reserve? UNESCO describes them thus: "Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.