News: Huge park for giant pandas

The giant panda

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Species: Ailuropoda melanoleuca


News: Chinese government is investing a lot of money to creat a huge conservation area for giant pandas. The park cover 27.134 km across Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Scihuan is the habitat for 80% of the world`s pandas. The forestry departament, the Bank of China and other parties agreed to invest 1.58 billion US$ in the park over the next 5 years. Conservation efforts have helped boost the population of wild pandas to about 1.900 individuals.


Source: Nature, The international weekly journal of science, Vol. 555, No.7696

Adela Teban


Bougainvillea garden

The paper flower

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Bougainvillea
Species: Bougainvillea glabra

Villa Rufolo-Ravello, Amalfi Coast


Capri Island

Adela Teban

Goji berry- The fruits of youth

Goji berry – Himalayan goji – Chinese wolfberry

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Lycium
Species: Lycium barbarum



The goji berries are named „the fruits of youth” because they have antioxidant properties. Also they are full in vitamine C and A, they can reduce the side effect of chemotherapy and they have antibacterial and antifungal effects as well. In the chinesse culture these fruits have been used hundreds years in traditional medicine, and it`s said that people who eat constantly goji berries live longer then 100 years.


Goji fruits from my garden

Adela Teban