1 Mangroves are some of the most important ecosystems on Earth   2 Mangrove forests grow in intertidal zones and estuary mouths between land and sea. They anchor and protect coastal ecosystems, and make up a transitional zone between land and ocean, connecting and supporting both   3 Most mangroves live on muddy soils, but [...]

In the unassuming province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines, Roni Ben-Aharon walks you down the timeline of how Apo Island, the oldest continuous marine protected area in the Philippines which is home to 650 documented species of fish and over 400 documented species of corals, became a Marine Protected Area

The third iteration of the Singapore Blue Plan was presented to Second Minister for National Development and Minister for Social and Family Development, Desmond Lee, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 13 October 2018. Building on the second Singapore Blue Plan submitted in 2009 (the first Singapore Blue Plan was submitted in 2001), [...]

From the use of the silver fern frond as the logo for its national rugby team to its agricultural based economy, New Zealand has always been a country with a keen focus on its natural environment. Now, New Zealand has targeted the use of single-use plastic bags as an unnecessary evil that it plans to […]

Rising Ocean Temperature Corals are sensitive to changes in temperature, and an increase of just two degrees Celsius over a few weeks to months can be enough to cause catastrophic coral bleaching. When corals are stressed from the warmer water, they expel their photosynthetic zooxanthellae algae which are critical to their survival. Once the zooxanthellae algae [...]
The axolotl is a unique species endemic to Mexico, capable of regenerating almost every part of its body. Thanks to this unique ability, it has become one of the most studied species in the world. The Mexican axolotl is a type of salamander that uniquely spends its whole life in larval form. It is the [...]