The neglected ecosystems within Paraguay include the fantastic Atlantic Forest and valuable savannah lands, host to so many rare and unknown species of all phyla. This account reverses the recent trend of ignoring everything outside of the famous Amazon.
World Refugee Day 2013 is hardly a celebration. Affluent nations are struggling now, but without the labour and resources of weak nations, the affluence will disappear altogether. Help is most definitely needed for those who suffer so much more than we do, wherever they are.
The strange and unique feeding system of these deep-sea crabs has fascinated us since they were first found, in the deep trenches of the Pacific, then the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Now their relatives have been worked out.
Red Cross Day was celebrated for the first time throughout the world on 8 May 1948, the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. In the years that followed it changed its name several times, but in 1984 it finally became World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.