From April, 2019


— mongolia, one of the least densely populated countries on earth, has only 1.9 people per sq km. once ruled by warlord genghis khan, its population consists mainly of herders living in traditional “gers” – circular white, yurt-like structures, that infrequently dot the desert landscape, surrounded by sheep, goats, camels and horses. displaced from their land by multinational mining companies, nomadic herders defied the odds to preserve their heritage for future generations read : an example to all


— in fact, hundreds of new-to-science species of plants and animals have been discovered in vietnam during the last three decades, and more are recorded each year. the antelope-like saola, for example. its gentle, streaked face looks as if it has just escaped from a jungle-dream painting by henri rousseau. heralded as “the last unicorn” for its rarity, the saola is the largest land-dwelling animal discovered anywhere since 1937. a small herd of long-lost rhinos, a barking deer and a striped rabbit have also turned up. so has a giant, 21-inch-long walking-stick insect, and many kinds of birds — laughing…