The Brazilian Amazon is home to about 40 percent of the planet’s tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity.
Experts believe there are about 50,000 to 60,000 of the two species of orangutans left in the wild, 80 percent of them in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia.
The Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia is home to a wealth of marine life. The reef is home to 400 types of coral and 1,500 species of fish.
Satellite tracking devices are now small and affordable enough that they can monitor the precise location, including the depth, of large numbers of sea creatures.
Oceans cover seventy percent of Earth’s surface but marine environments contain only twenty percent of all its species.
A 155 million year old fossil was discovered by local collector Kevan Sheehan between 2003 and 2008 as it gradually tumbled out of the cliffs near Weymouth.
Over the next 100 years many scientists predict that 20 to 30 percent of species could be lost if the temperature rises 3.6 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
A survey has been set out to find the unexplored depth of the ocean, of what it is in store for there now and in the future.
Peru is the home to one of the biggest forest lands about 700,000 square kilometers (270,270 square miles). It has been known for its Andes mountain range and the Amazon area that covers 60 percent of the country’s territory.