It deserves to be kissed for the gentle creature that it is, says environmentalist Meteneou Antoine from Benin.
They're found almost everywhere on earth, are eaten in some cultures and pitted against each other for sport in others. Some can even blast enemies with explosive chemicals. Welcome to the fascinating world of beetles.
The camel's hump is perhaps its defining feature. It's not just an anatomical oddity but a brilliant bit of evolution.
With its eco-chic hotels, yoga retreats, Mayan ruins, luscious jungles and turquoise ocean, the Mexican town of Tulum has become the new bohemian hotspot. But at a devastating cost to the environment.
The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.
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