Hard life at high latitudes

HARD LIFE AT HIGH LATITUDES   Adaptations of living species to cold extreme conditions have produced some of the most unusual forms of life on Earth. Polar environments are both the

The attraction for the polar regions to those who have been once is irresistible

THE ATTRACTION FOT THE POLAR REGION TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ONCE IS IRRESISTIBLE A great Italian explorer of the North Pole – Umberto Nobile – in one of his

Nazca desert, lines from the sky

NAZCA DESERT, LINES FROM THE SKY The word Nazca is synonymous all over the world of big geoglyphs that hundreds years ago have been engraved in the vast plains of

Sri Lanka, a biodiversity jewel

SRI LANKA, A  BIODIVERSITY JEWEL Several books gave this title at this place for its incredible diversity compared the size of land. Situated in the end part of Asia has a

Studying to protect the cetaceans

STUDYING TO PROTECT THE CETACEANS The evolutionary processes that brought to the existence of the current cetaceans have been started 65 million of years ago. They allowed at the species

Meeting freezy for a common species

MEETING FRENZY FOR A COMMON SPECIES In a beechwood of the Ligurian Apennines, every year in early spring, when snow and ice begin to melt, you can attend an extraordinary event: thousands

Biological control at the wasp of the Genus Castanea

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AT THE WASP OF THE GENUS CASTANEA In Italy in recent years, after the first sighting occurred in 2002, there has been a wasp from China that has

Studying a population of mediterranean leaf-toed gecko

STUDYING A POPULATION OF MEDITERRANEAN LEAF-TOED GECKO In nature there are several species of geckos and they are the most species-rich group of lizards, with about 1500 different species, in the World.

Preservation of endangered species

PRESERVATION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES In recent years biodiversity, conservation of habitat and species conservation have always been the most important and well-known topics, also for people who don’t belong to the