UK ban on trade of ivory

A total ban on trade of ivory has come into effect in an “important conservation victory” for the world’s elephants. The export and import and dealing of elephant ivory items of all ages not only those produced after a certain date – is now illegal, unless they have been registered or have an exemption certificate.…

Chicken Run: Poultry is getting expensive

The cost of chicken food, energy, and transport increasing, and fast food chains like KFC, Mcdonald’s, and Nando’s have already put some prices up. James Mottershead, boss of Co-op supermarkets has warned poultry could become as expensive as beef or lamb, as chicken prices increased from £2.50 to £3 per kg in the past two…

Gargantuan black hole that lives at the centre of our galaxy

The gargantuan black hole that lives at the centre of our galaxy known as Sagittarius A, the object is a staggering four million times the mass of our Sun. The hole resides in the central dark region, circled by the light coming from super-heated gas accelerated by immense gravitational forces. The ring is roughly the…

Deforestation of Amazon

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil has reached record levels for the month of April according to preliminary government data revealed on Friday. In April deforestation in the region totaled 1, 012.5 Km²(390Miles²) according to the National space research agency Inpe. Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon in the first four months hit a record of 1, 954…

Ezhara Ponnana festival

https://youtu.be/2VbOZ7S2kZ0 Seven-and-half golden elephants, “Ezhara Pannana procession” held during the annual festival at Ettumanoor Sree Mahadeva Temple at Ettumanoor, Kerala,  which is often referred to as “God’s Own Country”.   Several of the temples have unique traditions and most hold festivals on specific days of the year.  Temple festivals usually continue for several days and some…

Teenager escapes from crocodile death roll in Zambia

Eighteen-year-old, Amelie Osborn-Smith, from Andover, Hampshire, who was whitewater rafting on the Zambezi river in Zambia when a crocodile clamped on to her leg and tried to drag her under the water on last Tuesday. The teenager said her brain went into “overdrive, and people say that you see your life flash before your eyes,…

snare trapped baby elephant dies

A baby, one-year-old, Sumatran elephant has died after losing half its trunk to a  snare trap set by poachers in Indonesia. The villagers in the town of Aceh Jaya found the calf and brought to conservation agency to be treated. The conservation officials said they tried to save its life by amputating its trunk, but…