Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 September 2016 at 1:49pm
September is the day the largest rainforest in the world is celebrated in
Brazil. It’s Amazon Day! With an estimated 16,000 tree species the Amazon is
often referred to as the lungs of the planet. It is also home to over 20
million people, including thousands of Indigenous Peoples, hundreds of bird
species and mammals and over 2.5 million insect species!
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 August 2016 at 8:00am
Every year on the 19th August
the orangutan gets its own special day. One of the renowned victims of the palm oil
industry the orangutans are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest. The population of the Sumatran orangutan in the wild is thought to have fallen
by more than 50% from 1992-2000, due to the degradation of their habitat.
The orangutans, who for the first few years hold tight to their mother's body as she moves through the forest canopy, can live up to 45 years in the wild.
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 August 2016 at 11:31am
Whether you celebrate World Honey Bee Day by rustling up your favourite honey-orange quinoa or watching Hitchcock’s ‘The Bees’, spare a thought for these tiny workers today. The awareness day was initially organised by beekeepers in the USA
to highlight bees' involvement in sustainable farming and food production. Many crops are pollinated by bees and we have them to thank for apples, pumpkins
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 27 July 2016 at 12:59pm
Every year on the 29th
July the largest members of the
cat family have their special day which raises awareness and celebrates these
iconic animals. It’s estimated that fewer than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild
with almost 93% of their historic range being lost.
Posted by Angela Glienicke — 24 June 2016 at 4:11pm
Every year the Discovery Channel dedicates a week to these amazing carnivorous
fish. What a great opportunity to share a few of our archive pictures showing what magnificent creatures sharks are and highlighting the threats they face.
Every year on the 5th of June, World Environment Day is celebrated throughout the world, raising awareness
and urging people to take positive environmental action to protect nature.
This collection of our
archive images gives you just a
glimpse of the beauty and wonders of the world around us, and shows us just how important it is to make
every day a World Environment Day. They also document some of the environmental problems around the world.
Nordic forest in Romania. Trees in the Retezat National Park in the Carpathian Mountains
It's the International day of Forests today
and a quote by Mahatma Gandhi springs to mind: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
Dolphin around the Esperanza in the Atlantic Ocean
It’s March and it's Dolphin
Awareness Month! Dolphins are extremely intelligent and social animals that live in pods, can swim at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour and maybe able to dive up to
1,000 feet - as well as jump as high as 20 feet out of the water. These images document why we need to protect these magnificent creatures!