Ecological Tourism

At the end of the 1980s and in parallel with the outbreak of environmental movements and the defense of human rights, a concept of ethical, sustainable and responsible tourism was developed: ecotourism. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the most important organization in the area, defines this new approach to tourism activities as “responsible travel to… Read on

Birds in El Cóndor Natural Reserve

Man is active, and the consequences of his actions are sometimes constructive and sometimes devastating. Acting in favor of the conservation of areas rich in biodiversity is a significant step to repair damage, and also to preserve our natural heritage Many inhabitants and visitors in the Río Negro northeast region have noticed an overpopulation of… Read on

Orcas’ Hunting Method

The orcas’ population in the Argentine Atlantic Patagonia consists of only 32 specimens; however, they are not of little importance, as they have arisen scientific interest due to their heterodox hunting method –  intentional stranding. These cetaceans intentionally strand on the shores to catch their preys, typically sea lions’ and elephant seals’ offspring. They need food… Read on

Curiosities on the Whales

Did you know that the whales don’t form couples but mating groups? Why are the whales the species with the biggest testicles in the animal kingdom? Why can it be said that whales are giant water filtering machines? What are the formations similar to callosities the whales have on the upper part of their bodies?… Read on

Global climate change consequences

Climate change is the potentiation of weather phenomena. The most famous one is global warming, which consists in the steady rise of the Earth’s atmosphere and ocean temperatures, as a result of the greenhouse effect. This is generated as certain gases in the atmosphere lower layers (carbon dioxide, methane, etc.) capture part of the solar radiation released by… Read on

Climate change: In Cold Blood

The receding Viedma Glacier and the loosening of a 415 square km (160 sq mi) iceberg from Antarctica have reactivated worldwide alarm on climate change effects and brought to the table the issue of man’s moral responsibility for this process. Countries’ energetic and industrial needs cause a huge environmental damage, which is becoming increasingly evident in such climate phenomena… Read on