Category: Biodiversity

Mosquitoes: A necessary evil

Let me make this clear. I hate mosquitoes. They are noisy, irritating and somehow manage to find your ears and buzz next to them even when you cover yourself up completely. Also, I’m not a fan of itching every part of my body they decide to have their meal from. […]

Invasive species: Are there any around you?

Considering the amazing potential these species have to spread (see here), and the fact that the globalized world has easily allowed the spread of this ecological menace (see here for some examples), chances are pretty good that there is an invasive species (alien species) in your surroundings. Take a […]

Habitat encroachment, loss and fragmentation

The phenomena of habitat encroachment, fragmentation and loss/destruction have a massive impact on the natural world and is a hallmark of the human species. Increased intelligence, increasing population and the development of economics based on maximum resource utilization has driven us into uncharted territories for much of the […]

IUCN Red List-September 2016

Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered – only one step away from going extinct – with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction, judging from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s latest Red List. The IUCN Red List update […]