Gift of good luck: Japan loans rare <I>marimo</I> moss balls to Taiwan

National Oct 8, 2019

Gift of good luck: Japan loans rare marimo moss balls to Taiwan

The Taipei Zoo has received four rare, naturally formed marimo moss balls on loan from the city of Kushiro, Hokkaido, in Japan's first such arrangement through cooperative conservation programs, zoo officials said on Monday. The city has lent a total of seven marimo to the ...

More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

World / Science & Health Sep 26, 2019

More than 2 million animals perish in Bolivia wildfires

More than 2 million wild animals, including jaguars, pumas and llamas, have perished in weeks of wildfires that devastated huge swaths of Bolivian forest and grassland, environmental experts said Wednesday. The fires devastated the Chiquitania tropical savanna in the east of the country. "We have consulted ...