Tag: biodiversity celebration

World Rainforest Day is June 22

Rainforests are awesome and essential for the health of humans and our planet. Why? rainforests support a tremendous diversity of plants and animals they help regulate the climate they are a valued home to many people around the world they provide us with resources like…

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Introducing the Giraffe Zone!

Mongabay Kids is pleased to open the Giraffe Zone, a space dedicated to the world’s tallest land mammal. Visit the Giraffe Zone for facts, fun, and learn how to help these giants of the animal world. We’ll be posting lots of exciting new content for…

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We should all celebrate soil!

Soil is very important! Without soil there would not be many ecosystems on land. Soil provides a home and food for plants. Soil is the base of terrestrial (land-based) food chains. Soil is home for many species of animals and microorganisms, too. Soil helps store…

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Celebrate jellyfish!

November 3 is World Jellyfish Day! Take the jelly quiz! 1. Who appeared on Earth first, jellies or dinosaurs? Jellies have been on Earth for at least a half-billion years, and possibly longer.  That is WAY longer than dinosaurs were on Earth … and the…

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Celebrate World Okapi Day

October 18th is World Okapi Day! Okapis are awesome, beautifully patterned rainforest animals. They live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Did you know that they are relatives of the giraffe? Learn more about okapis here, in our series on the Fantastic Unfamous Cousins…

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