Komodo Dragon and his habitat

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon and his habitat Komodo Dragon Scientific Name: Varanus komodoensis English name: Komodo Dragon Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Varanidae Link to Red List page: Komodo Dragon IUCN Red List Habitat: We like to talk about this park because of its historical evolution. Since when is born has struck us. It seems emblematic of how environmental and … Read more

Discovering Russia: Polar Night Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Murmansk, the northernmost part of Russia. Polar Night

Can a city be wild?

This documentary is charming and talks about the Polar Night. It is By RT Documentaries and let me tell you is very well made.

Ok someone can tell is not strictly wild but for me is an error. The northern place, even if inhabited by the civilized community like Murmansk, is wild and in the documentary is explained well.

The big difference from other sides of the polar circle is the population, the people of Murmansk are moderns. They use the progress to create a more comfortable environment during the long polar night. Yes, you can imagine, for example, is simple enough to switch on the artificial light and is ok but is false.

Effects on the metabolism of the Polar Night

Our body has some hours of the night and some hours of daylight typically. It needs the sun, and all the metabolism is balanced well. So you can have sweet dreams in the night time, and you are very active during daylight. When the night is 4 months long for the local people body’s it is severe stress. James is trying on himself the problems of the Arctic Night. The big question is how to make our body accustomed to this extreme condition.

So now maybe it is more clear why life, even in the new and comfortable condition, is wild. The documentary follows showing the observation of the Aurora Borealis during the Polar Night. This vast and spectacular effect come from mother nature.

What the Aurora Borealis is

The charged particles collision causes the Aurora Borealis effect. Generally, these particles are electrons and protons. When the electrons collide with the atoms, the atoms have excited, and when they are de-energized, they release energy in the shape of light. Generally green and sometimes red, it depends on the wavelength.

The documentary ends showing the joy and the parties by the local people at the first sunrise of the year. It demonstrates how much is waited and fundamental the sun.

Credits: RT Documentaries

Correspondent : James Brown

The glaciers fallings

Glacier falling

This video show more famous glaciers falling filmed, this happens because the glaciers are moving continuously so is natural at the end of travel fall down in the sea or lakes.

In 2007 the Ilulissat Glacier in Greenland has been the theatre of this incredible crash dawn. It is the largest ice falling never filmed up now. The dimension is approximately like Manhattan, it is absolutely amazing.

BBC Living with Nomads 1/3 Nepal

Nepal's nomads people during shelter construction

The nomads of Nepal

This documentary, thanks to Kate Humble is presented very well and it is easy to understand the lifestyle of nomads populations. The difficult thing to understand is how is possible in our era, in our world, where everywhere people houseless are considered a problem? the answer is that is possible in wildlands only. It is possible in the remote regions our loved planet. There are regions where to live is survive, where nothing is safe and tomorrow doesn’t exist. These regions are very important because are the only places on the earth where the biodiversity is intact, is the result of million years of evolution. This is in total contrast with the anthropized lands, where people live in artificial areas like cities.

We don’t want to say is a mistake to live in cities but we need to know that there are many problems created by our blind vision of life. The planet is all the earth and the global balancing is depending in large part from human rights. We are responsible for our good and bad.

In this first of three documentaries, she meets Nepal’s nomads.

Nomads are absolutely wild, this lifestyle requires great adaptability and knowledge of nature and environment. in Nepal the life is so strong and just the ancestral secrets permit at the nomad to survive.

The nomadic life issues

For nomads, the biggest problem is the contact, the interaction with the civilized and resident population. The lifestyle of nomads is poor, simple and with a very low hygienic standard. So, many times residents are very disappointed about the nomad’s presence. These cause conflicts and bad situations.

There is a future for nomads?

Like you can see in the documentary, in perspective is probably very difficult for nomads to follow their traditions. It will be may be necessary to try to integrate herself into some local community. This is even necessary if you want to give children the necessary instruction.

We don’t know the future but we hope all the best for these nice tribe.

Credits: BBC

Laos Indochinese Wonderland

Laos

Laos Geography Laos is a country located in the middle of South-Est Asia. It is bordering with Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Myanmar. Despite the character friendly and gentle of Laotians, just in recent years, it became a touristic attraction. The country is predominantly mountains and highlands. The highest peak is Phou Bia at 2,818 meters on sea level. Finally … Read more

Wild Russia Siberia

Cold Russia

Siberia – with a National Geographic documentary we discover the coldest inhabited region of the earth. Siberia, the synonym of cold In this place, there is one of the climates strongest of the earth. During winter the medium temperature is almost everywhere ten degrease below zero. Noteworthy, in the regions over the Polar Arctic Circle, the temperature even during summer … Read more

Antarctica The Land Of The Broken Dreams

Antarctica Whale

Antarctica, without a global vision no future remain! The obstructionism of 3 of the 25 member countries of the commission prevented the birth of the biggest marine protected area of the world. This is a bad moment for the movements that are fighting for the creation of a marine sanctuary in Antarctica. The project is very important because is a … Read more

India One Of The Biggest Wildlife Paradise

Wildlife of India

India One Of Biggest Wildlife Paradise India The Wildlife Paradise. Country: India Official Language: Hindi and English Area: 3,287,263 sq Km Population : 1.3 Bl Capital city: New Delhi Largest city: Mumbai Environment In India, there are 4 important ecozones. The Himalaya, the Indo-Gangetic plains,  the Deccan Plateau, and the Ghats. In India are presents the 7.6% of world’s mammal, the 12.6 … Read more

Yellowstone Park oldest world park

Yellowstone bisons

Yellowstone Park oldest world park

Yellowstone Park is the oldest world park

Country: United States
State: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Region: Part of Rocky Mountains
Ecosystem: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Area: 8.983 km2
Established: 1978
Visitors / Y: 4,257,156 (year 2016)
Internet site: Yellowstone National Park

Flora

Lodgepole pine represents 80% of the trees of Yellowstone forest. It is just one of 1700 trees in the Park. The special ecosystem permits the life of an unusual bacterial population. This bacterial are studied for use to help in medicine, because of their characteristics.

Fauna

Yellowstone park symbol is grizzly. Actually, the same level can be considered the gray wolf after the reintroduction in 1990. The value of the population of wolfs, as a result, is a benefit for the whole ecosystem. We talk about that here because it is a long and special argument.
Other animals are the American Bison, coyote, cougar, elk, moose, mule deer, black bear, and many others. In Yellowstone present six reptiles like prairie rattlesnake. The birds are counted in 311 species including the national bird, the bald eagle.

Environment

The park is composed of five different regions, Mammoth Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Geyser Country, Roosevelt Country. Any region has different characteristics. The Lake Country is the area around Yellowstone Lake. This region is more populated by wild animals while the Geyser Country is special for geyser.
Geyser Country is where are the major geyser of Yellowstone and also the Old Faithful. It is the most famous geyser in the world.
Canyon Country is also famous because the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone which includes the Lower Falls, very nice and highest the double of Niagara Falls.
Mammoth Country is a thermal area and Roosevelt Country is dedicated to the animals, you can watch herds of elk and bison.
The park main road is around 200 kilometers, but there are many paths, and you can discover the park by walking.

Climate

The climate of the park is variable because of there many different zones. The park is generally classified humid continental but, for example, the lake region is considered subarctic. The large forestation and the mountain presence make Yellowstone subject to thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Temperature can arrive at 37 C degree in summer up to more than -50 C degree in the winter cold nights.

Main attractions

Grizzly, wolves, bison, elks, moose. The Yellowstone Lake, the hot springs, the Old Faithful, the Yellowstone Canyon.

The park

Yellowstone is a magical place, is the oldest US park, and is a symbol of nature magnificent. It was declared park in 1872 under Grant presidency with the Act of Dedication.
In 1978 it was declared World Heritage from Unesco.
According to a prof. Jamie Farrell study, under Yellowstone park there is a super volcano. If this volcano will explode will be the worldwide consequence.
This is not the only danger in Yellowstone. The particular conformation of the environment, forest, and grassland making it vulnerable to the fire.

It calculates the grassland fire any 20/25 years and forests any 300 years. Last dramatic event was in 1988 where more than 30% of the forest burnt. The effect is visible even today 30 years after.
What to do in Yellowstone? there are many activities, from the calm watching geysers to the hiking in the mountains. One of the best is watching wild animals. Nothing can give you biggest emotion than to watch a grizzly in his natural habitat and maybe a few meters from you. The same concept is valid for wolf or moose or if you are super lucky the cougar.
You can have camping experience and spent the night in one or more of the campsites in the park. Is possible even do rafting in the rivers.

In the Yellowstone Lake and Madison River is possible to have a fly or lure fishing, special species of trouts are presents. Last activity we suggest you is maybe the more important. You can visit the reservations around the park and discover also the history and life of Native Americans. We don’t talk here about that because will be the theme of a special article.

Conclusion

Finally, we can say the reasons to visit Yellowstone are a lot. Maybe for the people 40/50/60 years old. There is even another special reason not listed above. In the 1958 William Hanna and Joseph Barbera create the Yogi Bear. They create even a series where Yoghi is the star with his friend Bubu and the Ranger Smith. The environment is the imaginary Jellystone park, directly inspired by Yellowstone Park. The adventures of Yogi takes inspiration from the classical and actually theft of picnic baskets by the bears in the park. So who remembers that cartoons, will be happy to see the park and the bears which had to inspire it.

Peru adventure from wild land and ancient fascinating Inca culture

Rafting Cusco

Wildland and ancient culture Peru adventure – the country Peru adventure Today we travel to South America to visit a wonderful nation, Peru. We will dedicate more than one post in the future. Let’s start by saying that Peru is a nation that has 4 different ecosystems. And that is the sea, the sierra, the selva and the desert. Peru … Read more

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