Up to 3000 day trippers visit the island every day during the season. It may be small, but there is plenty to see - architecture, geology, flora, fauna, sea and sky, and Nazi-era ruins.
Stress can lead to stomach ache and intestinal problems. Probiotics in tablets or yogurts promise to regenerate our intestinal flora and ensure our well-being. Can they really do that?
DW viewer Geovanna shows you around San José, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market. She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
In the Gorongosa National Park, young female scientists are cataloguing flora and fauna for a global genetic database. It will enhance our understanding of the diversity of life on earth and the roles different species play.
An initiative in Lagos is helping kids learn about the environment through a small zoo where they can see the country's flora and fauna. Another project teaches how to use plastic as resource to create something new.
Researchers believe the intestinal biome plays an important role in various illnesses, including multiple sclerosis.
Some local farmers in South Africa's Eastern Cape switched to producing indigenous plants to extract essential oils as an alternative source of income. The herbs require little water and help prevent desertification.
Travelling up and down the river, Alexander von Humboldt was ravished by the beauty and variety of the landscapes, flora and fauna. Today nature conservationists are battling to preserve the region's many threatened species.
In a poor region rich in flora and fauna and raw materials it’s hard to choose between conservation and prosperity. How can locals be shown that mining is not the only source of prosperity? In western India conservationists have found one answer.
The health of water bodies is measured by the flora and fauna that inhabit in them. One of the oldest fish species in the world, sturgeon, is critically endangered. A German project aims to give them a new lease on life.
Chile has a large coastline, high mountains and the Atacama Desert; the South American country has attracted a large number of investors because of that. A German company has set out to build Chile's largest wind farm. However, it's right next to indigenous Mapuche communities and many indigenous people say it's going to destroy their native flora and fauna.
The oceans cover 71 percent of the earth’s surface – and they’re home to a huge range of flora and fauna. But human activity has done them great harm. What are these threats in concrete terms? And what can we do before it’s too late?
Scientists working on the Flora Robotica project are developing and investigating symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants with the aim of creating architectural structures: houses that grow out of trees, roots that form bridges.
It's been 30 years since the biggest ever terrorist attack on British soil. On December 21, 1988, a Pan Am flight bound for New York exploded in the skies above the Scottish town of Lockerbie, killing all 270 people on board. Among the victims was Flora Swire, a young English medic. Her father doesn't believe the official version of what happened that fatal day and wants to know the truth.
Our gut is full of micro-organisms, and we need them to survive and flourish. But some kinds are bad for us. We discuss this complex ecosystem, which is known as the gut microbiome, with a microbiologist. Also on the show, two common problems and what can be done about them: sore muscles and night blindness.
It’s the first ever International Flower Festival "FLORA" to be held in the Andalusian city of Córdoba. Eight floral artists transform the city's patios into colorful wonderlands.
In this edition: the truffle season in Italy, a bread museum in Austria, a luxury apartment in Berlin, a flower festival in Spain, and a master chef from Berlin
The Galapagos Islands are famed as a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna. More than 4,500 species that live nowhere else on the planet have already been discovered there. The islands are also a top destination for modern-day tourists. But this unique biodiversity is under threat from overfishing, an increase in garbage and alien species introduced by visiting humans.
Hamburg is no stranger to protest movements. For decades, Rote Flora, an old theater in the city's Sternschanze quarter, has been home to a number left-wing political and cultural organizations.
A United Nations project has been teaching people moved off Mount Elgon in 1993 when it was declared a nature reserve to farm without destroying the unique flora and fauna.
World Wildlife Day aims to promote the conservation of the world's flora and fauna. DW talks to biologist and comedian Simon Watt who says conservation efforts should be geared towards saving Mother Nature's more aesthetically challenged creatures.
The protection of Greece's flora has been sidelined amid the country's economic crisis. But one enthusiastic botanist on the island of Crete is hoping to change that.
Isla Isabel and other parts of the Gulf of California are home to a wealth of rare flora and fauna, but overfishing is threatening the UNESCO World Heritage site. The national park authority is working to protect the marine area.
Dr. Angelika Behrens on the role of these all-important microorganisms.
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