India: Kaziranga National Park – The Rhinoceros now Threatened by Weeds


The link below is to an article about the threat posed to Rhinos in India by the weed Mimosa diplotricha. According to the article poaching is somewhat under control (poaching for horns), but now the Rhino is threatened by the rapidly spreading Mimosa weed that is smothering out grasses that provide feed for the Rhino.

For more visit:
http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106803

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Brazil: Glow-in-the-Dark Mushroom Found Again


The link below is to an article about a glow-in-the-dark mushroom species that has been rediscovered in the jungles of central Brazil. Be sure to have a look at the picture (not this particular species) – amazing.

For more visit:
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/glow-in-the-dark-mushroom-rediscovered-after-170-years

Australia: Queensland – Pollution a Major Threat to our Reefs


Progress has been made in helping to preserve Queensland’s reefs from pollution, but more still needs to be done. The Reef Protection Package Impact Statement 2012, shows that improvements have been achieved.

For more visit:
http://www.wwf.org.au/?3760/Pollution-still-threatens-700-reefs-despite-progress