From September, 2017


— a survey of the world’s botanic gardens show that the institutions hold about one third of the plant species identified by humans so far and breed about 40 percent of endangered species. read : smithsonian more : science daily 


— the illusory space refers to the dark interior of a hive and the light column refers to the central significance to the bees of gravity and the position of the sun. read : this monument to the humble honeybee bears a stark warning


— they are one of the most beautiful of lizards and their unusual sun-gazing habits have made them a prime target for the illegal global pet trade. a university however, has come up with a novel csi-style technique to help combat the selling of the sungazer. read/watch : sophisticated new plan to keep south africa’s endangered lizard population healthy