Alps Facts

Alps Facts

  Geography: The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lie in south-central Europe. The mountain range stretches approximately 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) in a crescent shape across eight Alpine countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. Ecology: The Alps are an interzonal mountain system (Orobiome), or a […]

Jacob’s Story: Saving an Injured Lion in Uganda

Jacob’s Story: Saving an Injured Lion in Uganda

This piece comes to us from Simon Nampindo,  the Country Director for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Uganda. Jacob is a seven-year-old male lion whose range overlaps Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2018, Jacob was one of 11 lions that our WCS Uganda team, with support from the Lion Recovery Fund, fitted […]

Yellowstone Forever | Nature Nation

Yellowstone Forever | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week we’re looking at Yellowstone’s citizen science initiative for the year 2021, Yellowstone Forever. Help the plants and animals of beautiful Yellowstone National Park thrive with a citizen science opportunity from Yellowstone Forever Institute. According to their […]

Dolphin Chat | Nature Nation

Dolphin Chat | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week we’re talking about Dolphin Chat. You’re probably familiar with the cute whistles and clicks emitted by dolphins, but scientists want to know more: what do they mean? Where are the dolphins traveling to and from? What […]

A Century of Natural History Preservations | Nature Nation

A Century of Natural History Preservations | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week we’re looking at A Century of Natural History Preservations (ACNHP). Help bring history into the digital age by flipping through a natural history Rolodex! Mohonk Preserve has an extensive archive collection filled with information like you’d […]

Beluga Bits | Nature Nation

Beluga Bits | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week we’re featuring Beluga Bits. According to the website, the project “examines underwater photos of wild beluga whales and helps us identify the age, sex, and group size.” They also look for identifying marks to track beluga […]

Polar Bear Fact Sheet

Polar Bear Fact Sheet

Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus Species: maritimus Polar bear’s scientific name, Ursus maritimus, means “sea bear” in Latin. Polar bears are called Nanuuq by Eskimos. Other names they are known by include ice bear and isbj. Size and Weight: Polar bears are one of the largest land carnivores. They exhibit sexual dimorphism, […]