Wildlife + Flora

South Georgia declared rodent-free

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

Published 11th May 2018
Antarctica
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University team discover new butterfly species in Corrientes

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.

Published 11th May 2018
Argentina
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Tracking Patagonia's Pumas

The Patagonian Puma (Puma concolor puma) is a sub-species of Puma concolor. Know as the mountain lion or cougar in North America, the puma has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.

Published 29th Nov 2017
ChilePatagonia
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Chile's Phenomenal Flowering Desert

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).

Published 5th Oct 2017
ChileAtacama Desert
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Green Turtle Nesting Season has begun!

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.

Published 10th Aug 2017
Costa Rica
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Chile's Unmissable Summer Festivals

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Chile in the summer months (November - March). Here are some established summer festivals that will enhance you time in Chile.

Published 11th Apr 2017
ChileEaster Island
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Chile's 10 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

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.

Published 5th Apr 2017
Chile
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