Nearly 30 percent of the 138,374 species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for its survival watchlist are now at risk of vanishing in the wild forever, as the destructive impact of human activity on the natural world deepens.
The world’s animals and wildlife are becoming extinct at a greater rate than at any time in human history. Could technology help to save threatened species? Read our latest technology quarterly on protecting biodiversity: https://econ.st/3dqdkKN
The hummingbird is the smallest bird on the planet, with one species measuring just five centimeters! But inside their tiny bodies are huge brains and hearts – the largest in the avian kingdom relative to body size.
Those brains and hearts are used to power an astonishing metabolism, incredibly strong flight muscles for their high-speed wings, and a formidable intelligence that allows them to remember where to find the sweetest flowers. Dive into the extraordinary world of these aerial acrobats through ultra high-speed HD cameras and cutting-edge remote systems – what you’ll learn may well surprise you!
Everybody thinks mass extinctions are a bad thing. As much as they eliminate life, they also helped trigger the creation of new species. By studying fossils from the Big Five mass extinctions, we can learn how life was able to bounce back and see what this could mean for humans in future mass extinctions.