Tag: endangered species

    In the United States, corals are printed on a 3D printer: this can save coral reefs

    The American company Objects and Ideograms has started printing corals from calcium carbonate on a 3D printer, Dezeen reports. This could save real coral reefs, 70% of which, according to the UN, are threatened with extinction (including due to global warming). Printed corals, like real ones, have a cylindrical shape and a porous surface. They […]

    Kuwait’s EPA opened Jahra Nature Reserve

    The Environment Public Authority (EPA) celebrated Tuesday the official opening of Jahra Nature Reserve to the public, with visits to start from December 22, as reservations can be made through EPA’s official website, Kuna reports. The Chairman and Director General of EPA Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in a press statement that this is […]

    An album with the voices of endangered bird species hit the top of the Australian music chart
    20 Dec 2021

    The album of recordings of bird voices was in the top 3 of the leading Australian music chart ARIA, bypassing Drake, Taylor Swift, and Billy Isle. Songs of Disappearance contains 53 short tracks with the most endangered Australian birds. Researchers had to hide for hours in the bushes to record some voices. In particular, the […]

    Top Emirati environmentalist urges action over global biodiversity collapse

    The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency on December 7 urged the international community to take action to prevent global biodiversity loss, which she often said “plays second fiddle” to the issue of climate change in international agreements. Speaking at an online event hosted by the Emirates Society and attended by Arab News, […]

    Arabian oryx returns to the wild in Saudi Arabia
    14 Nov 2021

    After decades spent close to extinction, the Arabian oryx has been successfully returned to the wild in Saudi Arabia. Hunting and capturing haves led to a precarious future for the animal, native to the Arabian peninsula. Saudi conservationists have worked hard to preserve oryx numbers in captivity with a view to releasing them into the […]

    One of the world’s last two northern white rhinos dropped from race to save the species

    One of the world’s last two northern white rhinos, a mother and her daughter, is being retired from a breeding program aimed at saving the species from extinction, scientists said on October 19. Najin, 32, is the mother of Fatu. She is now the only donor left in the program, which aims to implant artificially […]

    WWF recruits a team of walrus detectives

    Modern technologies have made it easier for scientists to solve many problems, including counting the number of animals. In the past, for this purpose, scientists made field trips with observations and collection of biological material, then it was the turn of automatic camera traps. With the advent of satellite images, the collection of statistical data […]

    International Snow Leopard Day: hope and concern for the beautiful cat
    25 Oct 2021

    October 23 is International Snow Leopard Day. It was announced in 2013 at a forum to protect these rare cats. The 12 countries where these animals live have agreed to join efforts to preserve snow leopards. The snow leopard, also known as the ounce, is a felid in the genus Panthera native to the mountain […]

    Residents panic as lion roams free in Saudi’s Al-Khobar region
    19 Oct 2021

    A lion was found roaming the streets in eastern Saudi Arabia on October 12. A lioness was spotted strolling down the streets of the Saudi city of Al Khobar, in the Kingdom’s Eastern Region, local media reported.   #السعودية الحياة الفطرية: السيطرة على #أسد طليق بعد تلقي بلاغ عن وجوده في أحد الشوارع بمدينة #الخبر. […]

    UAE public asked to help with dolphin sighting project
    09 Oct 2021

    Citizen science data helps researchers in the UAE to understand marine life in the region. Scientists have compiled sightings of dolphins, porpoises, and even whales from members of the public in the Arabian Gulf between 2012 and 2019 through the UAE Dolphin Project Initiative. Now efforts are being stepped up to encourage more people to […]