Galápagos Land Iguanas on Santiago Island have not been seen in significant numbers since Darwin's visit in the 1830s. On Santiago Island in the Galápagos National Park, land iguanas have been returned to the wild and are actively breeding, 187 years after Charles Darwin last observed a healthy population there. On Santiago Island, one of the Galápagos Islands far off the … [Read more...] about Iguanas, Last Seen Thriving By Darwin, Have Returned and are Reproducing on a Galápagos Island.
When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday 1960, he had no idea that it would grow into a swath of greenery that would thrive untouched for decades. Despite the fact that the last time Latimer watered it was in 1972, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously as ever, filling the bottle entirely with lush plant life. After pouring … [Read more...] about A Thriving Garden In a Sealed Bottle That Hasn’t Been Watered In Over 40 Years
A Brazilian couple has spent the last 20 years transforming a barren ranch into a lush paradise for animals. Sebastião Salgado, a renowned photographer, and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado bought the land in 1994 and were shocked by the devastation caused by deforestation and commercial farming. Determined to make a change, the couple set out to replant the land with … [Read more...] about From Barren Wasteland to Thriving Ecosystem: The Incredible Story of a Brazilian Couple’s Reforestation Project