In India, along the coast of the eastern state Odisha, over 475,000 endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have come ashore to a roughly 3.75-mile (6-km.) Rushikulya beach to dig their nests and lay eggs.
However, restrictions in place due to the CoViD-19 threat has allowed for hundreds of thousands of endangered turtles to be protected from any human presence—especially the presence of tourists—resulting in what may be their most successful mass nesting in years.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to sweep across the globe, the slowdown in life has brought some form of relief for dozens of elephants in northern Thailand.
At the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, tourism has been decimated by the outbreak of Covid-19, which has forced such businesses to close their doors to all visitors.
With no end to the pandemic in sight, owners have now decided to remove the huge wooden and metal seats that are strapped to the jumbos’ backs throughout the day.
Records show cruise ships left behind more than 3 million pounds of trash in Alaska’s capital city in 2019.
Local government officials have reached out to both the Juneau landfill and the cruise ship industry to stop the dumping, but they aren’t having much luck.
Because both industries are private, and because there aren’t any laws on the books for cruise lines, there’s not much the city can do about it.