Great Hornbill - Hornbill species of the world (update 2020)

Hornbill species of the world (update 2020)

Hornbills are medium- to large-sized, large-billed, long-tailed birds of tropical forests, savannas, and grasslands, comprising the family Bucerotidae. The 62 species of hornbills are distributed widely through the tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Most hornbills live in forests, and nest in holes in trees, while the species of open habitats nest in cavities in hollow trees or in holes in cliffs. Not …

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The 6 Goliath Beetle Species and their facts

The 6 Goliath Beetle Species and their facts

1. Goliathus cacicus Latin name: Goliathus cacicus Where they are found: Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast Size: 50 – 100 millimeters (males), 40 – 70 millimeters (females) Unique feature: Orange thorax, pure white back Diet: Fruit, tree sap What’s unique about the Goliathus cacicus Goliath beetle? You’ll be able to spot a Goliathus cacicus faster than any other Goliath beetle. Not …

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The sustainable evolution of butterfly breeding

The sustainable evolution of butterfly breeding

Butterflies are among the most colorful and charismatic of insects, and their extraordinary diversity has been the focus of studies by amateur naturalists and professional entomologists for over two centuries. Butterflies have long been model organisms for basic biological research in the fields of behavior, population genetics, and systematics. More recently, studies of butterfly life …

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Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary

Supporting the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary

As we pay much attention to nature conservation and supporting ethical projects, we have visited the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary during our visit in Thailand. The butterfly sanctuary is a project setup with IUCN, in collaboration with the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa. Merlin Beach has established a unique conservation-oriented Butterfly Sanctuary on the resort property …

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