The Environment Chronicle

Notable environmental events between 2010 and 2010 Deselect

  1. Animal of the Year: European Badger or Eurasian badger (Meles meles)

  2. The Smooth newt or Common newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) was nominated to the Amphibian of the Year 2010 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT).

  3. German Mollusc of the Year 2010 is the Two lipped door snail (Alinda biplicata).

  4. Moss of the Year 2010 is the Common haircap moss (Polytrichum commune).

  5. Lichen of the Year 2010 is the Pink earth lichen (Dibaeis baeomyces).

  6. Since 2004, on the Worlds Wetlands Day (2nd February) GNF nominates the “Threatened Lake of the Year” to call attention to a threatened lake and help solving environmental problems. Pulicat Lake is an important habitat for 160 different fish species and more than 110 varieties of terrestrial and aquatic birds and small mammals and reptiles. Up to 15,000 flamingoes visit the lake on their annual migration route.

  7. Bird of the Year 2010 is the Great Cormorant or Great Black Cormor (Phalacrocorax carbo).

  8. Avenue of the Year 2010 is a chestnut-lined avenue in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (Solzow near Vipperow).

  9. Cactus of the year 2010 is the Pink Easter Lily Cactus or Red Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis eyriesii).

  10. "Soil of the Year 2010" are soils of urban and industrial environment (Tecnosol).

  11. Cave animal of the year 2010 is the Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix).

  12. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) named 2010 Medicinal Herb of the Year by the NHV Theophrastus.

  13. Algal researchers of the German Botanical Society have chosen Batrachospermum gelatinosum as alga of the year 2010.

  14. Butterfly of the Year 2010 is the Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula).

  15. Spider of the year 2010 is the garden spider (Araneus diadematus).

  16. Fungus of the Year 2010 is the Golitah Webcap (Cortinarius praestans).

  17. Insect of the Year 2010 is the Antlion (Myrmeleon formicarius).

  18. Perennial Herb of the year is the Nepeta cataria ("catnip" or "catmint").

  19. The Wild cherry, Sweet cherry or Gean (botanic name Prunus avium) is the tree of the year 2010.

  20. Poisonous Plant of the Year 2010 is the autum crocus (Colchicum autumnale).