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Northern Drakensberg gets a new nature reserve

The North Drakensberg, known for its spectacular scenery and epic hikes, is home to KwaZulu-Natal's newest nature reserve.


The 6,500-hectare North Drakensberg Nature Reserve, which was officially announced on April 18, complements the conservation corridor linking the neighboring UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal (declared a World Heritage Site in 2000) with the Sterkfontein

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Belize

As World Ocean Day approaches, there is no better way to celebrate the occasion than by immersing yourself in the wonders of Belize. Known for its crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life, Belize offers an extraordinary experience for divers of all levels. Belize is blessed not only with the second largest barrier reef in the world, but also with three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere:

Wildlife of Algeria: Algerian hedgehogs

The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus), 20 to 25 cm long, is found in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Malta, France and Spain. Since this cute little hedgehog is native to North Africa, it is generally accepted that it was introduced to France, Spain, the Balearic Islands and Malta by humans. The North African hedgehog, also known as the Algerian hedgehog, is one of four species of the

National parks of Armenia
10.06.2024 Armenia SevanNature

Armenia is home to several protected areas, including a state reserve on the old hunting grounds of a fourth-century king and one of the world's largest alpine lakes!


Read on to find out more about what can you expect in these unique natural places.


Sevan National Park


Lake Sevan, located at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level, is surrounded by mountains descending

Bird watching in Jebel Babor Nature Reserve
07.06.2024 AlgeriaNature

The ancient coniferous and mixed forests of the Jebel Babor Nature Reserve, located in the Jebel Babor mountains in northern Algeria, are home to a number of wildlife species, some of which are considered endangered, such as the Atlas deer and the Barbary macaque. Bird lovers will find a wide variety of bird species at the sanctuary, which is considered one of the best bird watching destinations

Wildlife of Shrea National Park
06.06.2024 AlgeriaNature

Chrea National Park is one of Algeria's smaller nature reserves, but is nevertheless home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its ancient Atlas pine forests are home to a population of Barbary macaques, which are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The park is also home to eight species of bats, which, although often overlooked due to their

Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers is ready to welcome travelers from June 1

The long-awaited opening date for the exciting Valley of Flowers trek in Uttarakhand, scheduled for 2024, has become known. Starting June 1 this year, all those who want to explore this valley will be able to embark on one of India's most stunning treks in the famous Valley of Flowers National Park, located within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in Uttarakhand. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since

For the first time in history, a Royal Bengal tiger was spotted in the Yali forest in Sikkim.
29.05.2024 India SikkimNature

For the first time, photographs of the Royal Bengal tiger were captured in the high-altitude Yali forest, located about 25 kilometers from Gangtok, the capital state of Sikkim. This unprecedented sighting marks a major milestone in wildlife conservation in the region.


The images were captured using camera traps installed as part of a joint initiative between the Sikkim Forest and Environment

Himachal government forms committee to protect Lahaul Valley ecosystem amid surge in tourism

In response to the growing influx of tourists in the Lahaul Valley, the state government has constituted an 11-member committee headed by the Director of Tourism to ensure safe and sustainable tourism in the region. This initiative aims to protect the fragile ecosystem of the valley, which has been under increasing pressure since the opening of the Atal Tunnel in October 2020.


The Atal

Siberian crater "Mouth to Hell" continues to expand

A huge crater in Siberia, ominously dubbed "Mouth of Hell", is causing concern as it continues to expand, causing safety concerns among local residents. Located near Batagai in Russia, this huge sinkhole first appeared in the 1960s due to thawing permafrost following the clearing of surrounding forests.


Residents have raised the alarm about the colossal chasm that has begun to form. when

Rare leopard cat spotted in Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra

The Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has recorded the sighting of the elusive leopard cat, scientifically known as Prionailurus bengalensis. It was the first time she had been seen, a senior forest official confirmed on Sunday.


This particular cat, belonging to the family Felidae, known for its striking resemblance to leopards in body coloration.


According to Deputy Director

This Colombian glacier is rapidly disappearing due to climate change

Located in the heart of the Colombian Andes, Ritacuba Blanco was once a majestic ice giant within the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park. Not long ago, this landmark was covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, but now it bears the scars of the harsh climate: gaping crevices expose the underlying rock, a clear sign of an environment in distress.


According to available data, the glacier,

Venezuela becomes the first country to lose all its glaciers
10.05.2024 VenezuelaNature

According to the latest data, Venezuela has reached a grim milestone in the fight against climate change: the disappearance of the last glacier, making it the first country to witness a complete melting of all ice formations. Back in 1910, Venezuela was home to six glaciers covering an impressive 1,000 square kilometers. Today, they have become mere remnants of ice that no longer meet the criteria

Thailand closes Pling Island due to widespread coral bleaching

In a recent turn of events, southern Thailand saw the island close on Thursday following the alarming discovery of widespread coral bleaching, the National Parks Authority announced. Despite the peak tourist season, Pling Island has remained closed since May 9. This closure is intended to give the natural environment enough time to recover from the discovery of widespread coral bleaching.


For

Climate change causes storms in Dubai

Dubai Airport was forced to delay flights again due to severe storms on May 2, less than two weeks after the heaviest rain on record.


Originally The cause of the downpour was named as a long-term weather experiment conducted in Dubai, “cloud seeding”. This stimulates rain by breaking up clouds with salt flashes that attract water, making it easier for water vapor to condense. The

Sanglaphu Lake in Sikkim has opened to the public for the first time in history!
07.05.2024 India SikkimNature

Great news from Sikkim! This is the first time that Sanglaphu Lake in Mangan district is welcoming visitors. Previously inaccessible to tourists, this high altitude lake is now open to the public, offering a new opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the region. Sanglaphu Cho (lake) is located at a breathtaking altitude of 5,080 m (16,670 ft). It is about 5 km from Yumesamdong, also known

Amazing Wildlife Encounters at Taiping Zoo and Night Safari

See an array of fascinating wildlife at Malaysia's oldest zoo, Zoo Taiping & Night Safari, located in Perak. Spread over 36 acres, Taiping Zoo is currently home to more than 140 species of wild animals. The zoo was first opened in 1961, just a few years after the country's independence, making it the country's very first zoo.


Taiping Zoo and Night Safari is strategically located just around

Closure dates for Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve announced
03.05.2024 India AssamNature

As per the latest developments, Divisional Forest Officer of Mangaldai Wildlife Division has issued a notice to close tourism activities in Orang National Park and Assam Tiger Reserve. According to the announcement, starting May 15, 2024, jeep safaris and elephant safaris will be suspended for the 2024-2025 tourism season until further notice. This decision coincides with the end of the traditional

6 tips for seeing tigers in the wild!
03.05.2024 IndiaNature

Majestic tigers are definitely among the most coveted sights in the wild. However, locating these unusual felines in their natural habitat poses a significant challenge. Their skill at camouflage and penchant for solitude make them capable of evading detection. However, don't worry! Here we will give you some tips that will increase your chances of spotting a tiger in the wild.


Listen carefully
The world's deepest blue hole with hidden tunnels and caves has been discovered!

If reports are to be believed, researchers have accidentally stumbled upon the deepest blue hole on Earth - a mysterious underwater sinkhole whose depths appear bottomless!


Research recently published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science reveals stunning dimensions of the blue hole Taam Dja, located in the bay Chetumal in Mexico.

Plunging to a depth of 1,380 feet, this newly

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