Entries in Animals (176)

Tuesday
Apr102018

Creating Man–Made Wildlife Corridors 

Image adapted from original by Qyd As the world’s population continues to expand, so does the volume of infrastructure and land required to support it. This can have a negative impact on wildlife species whose habitats can become separated by acres of inhospitable land.

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Monday
Apr092018

Fairytales About Animals From Five  Continents

Image adapted from original by Dawn HudsonThe role of fairytales is much greater than being children’s bedtime stories. Traditional tales and legends are important cultural artifacts that can reveal interesting information about ways of thinking and living in various societies.

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Monday
Mar262018

Traditional Chinese Medicine: No Miracle Cure for Endangered  Species

Flickr | Oregon State UniversityTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is having a profound impact on some of the world's most endangered animals. A huge number of people rely on this form of medicine which has existed for more than 3000 years.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

'Good' And 'Bad' Animals As Portrayed In The  Media

Flickr | AirwolfhoundAs animals cannot speak for themselves, their characterizations and descriptions of behaviour or values are always mediated through the perspective of humans. These can vary according to the interests, experience or views of a particular speaker.

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Monday
Mar192018

Children's Books About  Nature

Flickr | Boston Public LibraryThe Little Prince or Harry Potter series prove that children books conquer the hearts of little readers as well as the grown up ones. The books we’ve listed in this article carry important messages for any age groups.

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Friday
Mar092018

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The World's Big Cats? 

Flickr | William Warby

To celebrate last week's World Wildlife Day, this week's focus is all about Big Cat conservation. How well do you know your lion from your tiger? Test your knowledge!

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Wednesday
Feb142018

Books that Inspire an Eco-Friendly  Lifestyle

Flickr | PRORosmarie VoegtlEco-friendly lifestyle brings many new obstacles to daily routines. From struggles with homemade natural cosmetic to arguments with a family about the necessity of recycling or long minutes wasted with searching for the palm oil in the endless ingredients lists. Many bloggers provide great tips on what to do, however, the motivation to change is far more important.

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Monday
Feb122018

5 Animals with Strangely Human  Behaviour

Pixabay | SandeepHandaMore and more studies focus on the personality of animals and it seems like they are more similar to us then we used to think. Birds’ languages have dialects; pigs can turn from pessimistic to optimistic phases. Even though we usually imagine animals in wilderness, they can greatly adapt to urban areas and make themselves comfortable with a help of human inventions.

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Tuesday
Feb062018

Top 5 Prehistoric  Creatures

Flickr | Bradley GordonWe long to know the exact details about how our Earth came into being and what lived here before us. It is a complex and super intelligent system that has sustained life on it for nearly 300 million years! From plant life, to marine life, there are millions of creatures we wish we knew more about.

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Monday
Jan152018

Top 5 Animals to See in 2018 Before They’re Extinct 

Flickr | cuatrok77You can probably guess what is triggering the extinction of many animals around the globe…It begins with C. Yes it’s the dreaded topic of Climate change. Though, it’s not the only trigger; deforestation and hunting come in close second. Since the beginning, humanity has discovered approximately 1.2 million species...

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Tuesday
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Top 5 Christmas  Creatures

Animals represent an important symbol of Christmas. The truth is that many animals are central to the story of Christmas, not only featured in Christmas tales, but signify historical, biblical and mythological associations...

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Tuesday
Nov282017

Democracy in the Wild 

Voting may seem like a predominantly human activity but we are not the only ones who do it. Research has shown that many animals live in a democratic society, making decisions as a group and having their say on what’s best. These animals have adopted unique and fascinating ways to come to a conclusion; maybe we could learn a few lessons from them…

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Wednesday
Nov082017

Drones in the  Wild

Drones have infiltrated our society quicker than anybody could have predicted. Whilst they are popular amongst wildlife and landscape photographers, can this new form of intelligent life actually prove beneficial in conservation efforts, or is it having a negative impact on nature and its inhabitants? Here we explore the development and the ethics of drones in the wild.

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