Turtles, which have existed for millions of years, survive against a lot of odds. However, as resilient as they are, they have fared extremely poorly in recent times. Many of the factors that are slowly killing off turtles are human-made … Continue reading Ecology: Why Are Sea Turtles Listed as an Endangered Species?
Background Socotri culture is just as endemic and endangered as Socotra’s famed species of fauna and flora. Located off the coast of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, this mysterious island lies between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea. Its … Continue reading Socotri Culture: The Island of Endangered Poets
The protection of biodiversity and, therefore, of endangered species is an issue to which I attach a great deal of importance. Albert II, Prince of Monaco The words that need to be inculcated by everyone residing on Earth to sustain … Continue reading Most Threatened Biodiversity Hotspots in the World
Home. Usually when we think about what it means to be at home, we picture one specific house, or even just the town or city where we live or grew up. To most people, a home is static; that is, … Continue reading Anthropology: Nomadic People of the Modern World
The Veddas are a minority ethnic group of Sri Lanka. ‘Veddas’ literally means ‘people of the forest.’ According to studies, they are the earliest inhabitants of the island and have lived there before any other ethnic groups arrived. However, today, … Continue reading Anthropology: The Indigenous Veddas of Sri Lanka