The Environment Chronicle

Notable environmental events between 2005 and 2005 Deselect

  1. Fungus of the Year 2005 is the Hygrosscopic Earthstar (Astraeus hygrometricus).

  2. The East African Lake Victoria is the Threatened Lake 2005 announces Global Nature Fund (GNF). GNF intends to draw attention to the drastic reduction of fish populations, the destruction of shoreline vegetation and wetlands as well as the increasing poverty of the people living around the lake.

  3. The proclamtion of the Soil of the Year was made for the first time in 2005 on occasion of the World Soil Day. Soil of the Year 2005 was the Black Earth (Chernozem).

  4. Perennial Herb of the Year is the is the Anemone.

  5. Medicinal Plant of the Year 2005 is the Cucurbita pepo.

  6. Poisonous plant of the year is the Monkshood (Aconitum napellus).

  7. Medicinal Herb of the Year: Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

  8. Vegetable of the Year 2005 is the Chicory (Cichorium intybus L. and Cichorium endivia L.).

  9. Tree of the Year 2005 is the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

  10. Bird of the Year 2005 is the Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo).

  11. Flower of the Year 2005 is the Greater Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus angustifolius).

  12. Endangered Breed of the Year 2005 is the Bentheimer Landschaf.

  13. Orchid of the Year: Burnt Orchid (Orchis ustulata)

  14. Insect of the Year 2005 is the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).

  15. Fish of the Year 2005 is the Brown trout (Salmo trutta fario).

  16. Mollusc of the Year is the Great greay slug (Limax maximus).

  17. Butterfly of the Year is the Grayling ((Hipparchia semele).