This weekend, we shall be celebrating Mother’s Day where we pay tribute to their sacrifices and support over the years. Mothers are just like Earth in terms of their patient endurance and generosity in providing us with what we need to grow through life. Therefore, have you ever thought of honouring your mother and help Mother Earth at the same time?
New researches by scientists in the United States have shown the benefits of increasing tree cover in cities to people’s physical and mental health. In Philadelphia, America’s fifth-largestcity, researchers touted that hundreds of premature deaths can be prevented every year if the city’s tree cover were increased by just 10%.
What animal is black and white, weighs up to 300 kg, lives in the jungles of Asia, and is not a Giant Panda? It is ‘Tapirus indicus’ – or commonly known as the Malayan Tapir. This inhabitant of our lowland jungles is the largest of 4 species of tapirs in the world, and the only one found in Asia.
Today, we observe the 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Day Celebration’ in a subdued mood due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. The world is sick; millions of people are under quarantine, and billions more are confined to their dwellings. So instead of going outdoors to plant trees, we are left to do what we can for Mother Earth from our homes.