TIL several endangered species, especially red-crowned cranes and white-naped cranes, have found a strange refuge among the land mines, fortifications and total absence of people in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-dmzs-thriving-resident-the-crane-953694/

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  1. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from Korea, Chernobyl and Fukishima it’s that humans are a huge disruption to nature, even compared to lethal radiation and land mines.

  2. Anywhere humans don’t have open access to becomes a wildlife sanctuary.

    I worked at a steelmill and because it was fenced off we had foxes, deer, hawks, all kinds of wildlife you couldn’t find 5 miles away.

    I work on an Army base now so far I have photos up close with turkeys, skinks, groundhogs, deer, crayfish, foxes, snakes, frogs, 3 different kinds of turtles…the list goes on.

    [2 weeks ago at the gas station](http://imgur.com/a/PAX39xK)

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