Welcome the Week with Big Cats

‘Tis the season to celebrate our favorite fabulous felines! That’s right: Next weekend is Big Cat Weekend here at National Geographic! Big cats include lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and snow leopards. These extraordinary creatures, which play an incredibly important role in their ecosystems, cannot be replaced. If they are not at the top of the food chain, the delicate balance of trophic relationships will be … Continue reading Welcome the Week with Big Cats

Malaria Nets Keep Mosquitoes Out . . . and Fish In

WORLD Insecticide-treated nets are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria—one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year. But many recipients don’t use the nets for their intended purpose—instead, they sew together anti-malaria nets into gigantic sieves that trawl the bottom of the lakes and wetlands, culling some of Africa’s most … Continue reading Malaria Nets Keep Mosquitoes Out . . . and Fish In