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World’s Smallest Frog Living in Papua New Guinea Rainforest

Small find, big news. At around 7mm in length, this tiny forest-dwelling frog no bigger than a housefly has been confirmed to be living in the rainforests of Wabumari, Milne Bay by Dr Chris Dahl, working with consultant Kenneth Pomoh…

World Bee Day 2021

Today is Bee Day. We could have rattled off countless, eye-roll worthy puns, jokes and wordplay, but where would that get us? You wouldn’t know about Cool Earth beekeeping projects happening globally right now or the hives that get people…

Crocodile conservation in the Cardamom Mountains

Two species living in balance with one another, for mutual benefit and survival. Symbiotic relationships have fascinated environmentalists for years. If one is threatened, the other feels it rapidly. As communities are pressured into losing their land to intensive…

A real buzz around Mount Namuli

When it comes to small-scale, daily actions for the planet, some things are just wired into our brains like remembering your reusable bags, avoiding palm oil and saving the bees. From a young age, we are taught about the…

Small but vital: Rainforest insect populations

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970. But this terrifying statistic ignores the invertebrates. This army of insects makes up over two-thirds of terrestrial species and supports every living thing. Insects are not just…

The Ghoul Earth Guide to Creepy Crawlies

Cool Earth field trips involve some of the most unusual, unnerving and ugly bugs that some of us have ever seen. Armed with thick socks, mosquito nets and insect repellant strong enough to power a small plane, we’ve gathered some…

Palm Oil | Homogenous and hostile to wildlife

When rainforest is cleared in Papua New Guinea, all too often it is replaced by palm plantations. To the human eye, the difference could not be more stark. To local wildlife, the difference is devastating. Having previously only been found…

New lemur species

  Scientists have identified two new species of mouse lemur, the saucer-eyed, teacup-sized primates native to rainforests in the African island of Madagascar. This brings the number of recognized mouse lemur species to 20, making them the most diverse group…

Jesus Lizard

This is the Jesus Christ Lizard, which can reach a swift speed of 1.5 metres a second on water, yes, water. It is one of the only animals in the world that can actually run on water, which makes it…