Joe Biden’s plan to tackle climate change has been described as “ambitious”. As president he wants the US to reach net zero emissions by 2050. He aims to make US electricity production carbon-free by 2035, […]
For the past five years in Cameroon, illegal ape trafficking has been taking a deadly toll on the country’s wildlife. The bush meat and ape limb trade is rising, and conservationists are struggling to crack […]
CGTN Africa’s Oliver Jarvis went live from Volcanoes National Park to document the conservation efforts of, and to come face-to-face with, the mountain gorillas.
A World Economic Forum report has placed Kenya as the third highest ranked sub-Saharan African country in terms of its travel tourism and competitiveness. The report (published April 5, 2017), which aims to engage leaders in […]
Through stormy seas and heavy rain, the spirit of the Tioman Island Clean-up continued. On the fringe of the monsoon season, the UW360 team stood alongside like-minded divers keen to do their bit to help […]
“You see, what I found after twelve years of work with dolphins is that the limits are not in them, the limits are in us. So I had to go away and find out, who am I? What’s this all about?” Dr John Lily
What is intelligence? How do you measure it? For us, we tend to only accept intelligence displayed on the same evolutionary wavelength as our own – think little blue men with lasers and spaceships. We think of intelligence as the harnessing of technology, and the ability to think abstractly about striving to achieve growth and progress. Perhaps it is this that has made it easy for humans to reject the concept of intelligence in other species. But what if a species didn’t need technology to thrive; rather, what if that “technology” was in-built within that species?
Released in January 2017, Scuba Diver brought you the most inspiring images from some of the industry’s greatest photographers. With a foreword by Paul Nicklen, stories behind the most incredible underwater shots, and photography tips and […]
“Manta, Manta!” somebody shouts, and the whole boat rocks as BCDs are thrust on and weight belts collide. Those who are already ready are already in. The water is clear, but the current is strong. I rush my BCD on, go through the buddy safety checks, and try to hold myself as I realise that this is a first for me – diving with manta rays. Looking from the boat, large black silhouettes break the blue and drift below like kites. I bite the feeling, I bite the excitement and I jump. Into the blue, into Komodo, into the wild world.
For over 200 years the most extensive political and social structure in Western civilisation, the Roman Empire, dominated the land and seas of the Western world. But like all great empires, it grew too vast. Over the many years of its decline, territory was stolen and land broken up like puzzle pieces, and its once great architecture, objects and emperors fell, even sank, to ruin – waiting to be discovered.
The world’s rarest marine mammal has found itself becoming rarer and rarer each year. Now, according to a report presented this month to Mexico’s Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Governor of Baja California, only 60 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California – representing a decline of more than 92 percent since 1997.