Scientists have reported that waxworms (Galleria mellonella) consume plastic at “uniquely high speed” and are able to break down even the toughest of them.
Origen: Worm That Likes to Eat Plastic May Help Save Marine Species From Ocean Pollution | One Green Planet
That’s exactly why scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) created LITTERBASE, a tool that makes it easy for the general public to visualize the distribution of trash in the world.
Origen: Map Illustrates Where Our Trash Goes and If It Impacts Animals (Spoiler Alert – It Does) | One Green Planet
Luggard was found by an anti-poaching pilot with two gunshots in his legs. This likely happened when the little elephant and his herd were passing through farmland.
Origen: Beautiful Moment a Rescued Elephant Calf Who Was Shot Twice Learns to Walk Again (VIDEO) | One Green Planet
Angel Hernandez and Bryce Trevett were recently out on the water when they spotted a sea turtle caught in a discarded balloon. Seeing the animal tangled in the balloon’s flailing strings, they knew they needed to step in to help.
Origen: This Rescue of Sea Turtle Tangled in a Party Balloon Shows Where Our Trash Really Ends Up (VIDEO) | One Green Planet
As you can see from this stunning photo, to the staff at Hof Butenland there is very little difference between cows and dogs.
Origen: Gorgeous Photo of Woman Petting a Cow and Dog Will Change the Way You See Farm Animals | One Green Planet
By now, we are all familiar with the idea that Polar Bears are disappearing, but a recent image from Kerstin Langenberger Photography of an emaciated bear in the Arctic solidifies what exactly this means.
Origen: This Single Photo of a Polar Bear Will Show You WHY We Need to Stand Up for the Planet | One Green Planet
Reva the orangutan was rescued by IAR in January. She was in critical condition, with her hands and ankles bound and her body covered in injuries.
Origen: Moment Rescued Orangutan Climbs Back Into the Wild Will Give You All The Feels | One Green Planet