Can you believe that animals in the wild are becoming nocturnal to stay away from humans? Surprisingly, research conducted by the WWF and other organizations has found that our furry friends are actually staying up at night to prevent interactions with people. The reason why animals have started sleeping through the day to avoid humans is so crazy, you’ll have to read to believe.
Everyone knows that human beings have had a pretty major environmental footprint on the planet. Not only have humans altered the Earth with land development and agriculture, but we’ve also practiced deforestation. According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018, human beings have destroyed a whopping 60% of animals like mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, in the last 50 years.
This has resulted in a huge loss of land for wildlife, developing in the mass extinction of some animals, and the endangerment of others. Interestingly enough, the precious wildlife that still thrives in the wild has definitely adapted to human presence. That’s why several species of animals have literally changed their daily habits. This includes changing their waking day-to-day activities to nighttime.
A New Trend
Shockingly, WWF’s research, the enormous amount of food and land used by humanity over the last 200,000 years has negatively impacted animals around the globe. In fact, WWF’s study shows that human beings have had a much larger effect on the planet than any other living creature. Sadly, the human footprint has resulted in the extinction of beloved animals like sea turtles, gorillas, tigers, and orangutans. As a result of our impact on the environment, hundreds of critters have completely changed their sleeping patterns to embrace nocturnal life.
Another study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley shows that animals have started to display a new trend: nocturnality. Believe it or not, the university’s research demonstrates that fun hobbies like camping and hiking are extremely disruptive to wildlife. About the study’s results, Berkeley ecologist Kaitlyn Gaynor revealed, “It suggests that animals might be playing it safe around people.” Gaynor continued, “We may think that we leave no trace when we’re just hiking in the woods, but our mere presence can have lasting consequences.” Yikes!
Change of Pace
As if living in the wild wasn’t hard enough, several species are actually transforming into night owls just to avoid us. Unfortunately, a different study conducted by Gaynor and her colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley found that many animals will eventually lose most, if not all, of their natural environment. Even worse, the study discovered that “in places where wild animals co-occur with humans, animals may minimize risk by separating themselves in time rather than in space.” That means that even if an animal could spend time with a human, it would most likely choose not to.
For instance, Berkeley’s study highlighted that mammals like the sun bear typically enjoy spending about 80% of their time basking in the sun. But now, even sun bears have completely changed their sleeping habits. Incredibly enough, ecologists at Berkeley has estimated that about 90% of sun bears now spend their waking hours during the nighttime. Since more humans are entering the sun bears’ territory during the day, the animals have been forced to retreat from their preferred schedule and come out at night. That’s not all: coyotes and antelopes have been impacted by the human imprint as well. This dramatic change of pace for animal life might have some disturbing consequences. While researchers believe that nocturnality won’t exactly cause animals to go extinct, it could possibly have “ecosystem-level consequences.” Hopefully, things take a turn for the better before it’s too late!
Be Careful, These Fashion Trends Might Be Making You Look Much Older
No matter what the fashion magazines are saying is in style, it is never on trend to look older. But unfortunately, even some of the latest styles are making people appear to be much older than their age. So which of these outfit blunders have you been committing? To avoid the fashion faux pas and appear youthful and hip to the times, here are some styles that ought to be avoided.
Los hábitos de compra que alguna vez fueron populares y que la mayoría de los millennials se niegan a comprar
No hay debate al respecto, los tiempos están cambiando. Y con los tiempos cambiantes vienen las demandas cambiantes de algunos de los productos que solían considerarse esenciales. Para los millennials, el grupo de edad nacido entre 1981-1996, algunos de los productos sin los que Estados Unidos solía no poder vivir ahora se están abandonando por completo. Desde electrodomésticos hasta productos alimenticios populares, sigue leyendo para ver algunos de los efectos sorprendentes de los hábitos de compra de los millennials.
Tenga cuidado, estas tendencias de moda pueden hacer que parezca mucho más viejo
No importa lo que digan las revistas de moda que están de moda, nunca está de moda parecer mayor. Pero, desafortunadamente, incluso algunos de los últimos estilos hacen que las personas parezcan mucho mayores que su edad. Entonces, ¿cuál de estos errores de atuendo has estado cometiendo? Para evitar el paso en falso de la moda y parecer juvenil y moderno para la época, aquí hay algunos estilos que deben evitarse.