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    In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations

    In Panama, Nature Now Has Rights Just Like People and Corporations

    In Panama, scientists, lawyers and politicians are working together to dismantle current legal systems and popular mindsets about Nature. And, they’re collaborating to build it back better for the future of their country and the planet.  It all started with Callie Veelenturf, an American marine conservation biologist and National Geographic explorer. While studying sea turtles […]

    118 Invasive Species Found in Illegal Zoo

    118 Invasive Species Found in Illegal Zoo

    In Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, police have recovered 139 animals, most of which were invasive species and several of which are dangerous. The lineup includes iguanas, pythons, giant African snails, and caimans. Authorities, part of the Seprona environmental division of the Guardia Civil, investigated the property after the owner died, and word […]

    Great Barrier Reef Experiences ‘Widespread’ Bleaching

    Great Barrier Reef Experiences ‘Widespread’ Bleaching

    The coral of the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing “widespread” bleaching just two years after the reef’s last mass bleaching event in 2020. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said Friday it had observed the bleaching after conducting surveillance flights over the 1,243-mile reef, as AFP reported.  “Bleaching has been detected across the Marine […]

    8,000 Giant Galápagos Tortoises May Belong to New Species

    8,000 Giant Galápagos Tortoises May Belong to New Species

    The giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands are some of the most famous reptiles in the world, but there is still much more to learn about them.  It turns out that the 8,000 or so giant tortoises that live on the island of San Cristóbal do not belong to the species scientists thought they did.  […]

    ‘Lost’ Bat Rediscovered After 40 Years

    ‘Lost’ Bat Rediscovered After 40 Years

    A bat previously believed extinct is now back from the dead.  Researchers announced March 8 that they had spotted Hill’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hilli) for the first time in 40 years.  “Rediscovering Hill’s horseshoe bat was incredible – it’s astonishing to think that we’re the first people to see this bat in so long,” Bat […]