Entries in conservation (242)

Thursday
Jan092014

New Year Travel Resolutions

It’s 2014 and we’ve got a whole year of adventures ahead of us! But what are the New Year resolutions at the top of Goodtrippers’ list?

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Tuesday
Dec312013

New Year Conservation Resolutions 

It’s that time of year of again when we all promise to ourselves what we’re going to change about our lives in the New Year- usually consisting of anything from quitting smoking to losing weight.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

Frontier Costa Rica Forest Research Programme: November Science Update

November has been an intense and highly productive month.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

Going meatless once a week?

Meat is an everyday consumption in most carnivore loving households. With the recent news that in the UK alone we waste the equivalent of 86 million chickens a year, there is definitely some room for improvement. 

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Tuesday
Nov262013

The ant experience

Red, black, yellow, small, big, hairy, smooth, alone, in groups and most notably always busy! For centuries ants have fascinated human beings and the scientific community with their relentless activity and impression of order and organisation; to the point that it inspired industrial management strategies.

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Thursday
Nov212013

Mountain gorillas

The total number of mountain gorillas in the world, as of 2012, is 700. An incredibly low number, they are the subspecies of eastern Gorilla’s, only found in Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo; they’re virtually scattered throughout the Virunga mountainous regions of central Africa.

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Wednesday
Nov062013

Plenty more fish in the sea: What is being done to ensure marine sustainability?

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and WFF, it is recognised as the first successful multi-user marine park in a developing country.

 

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Thursday
Oct172013

Cambodia Marine 1st birthday: Project Coordinator, Jack Henry interview

Frontier’s Cambodia Island Beach Conservation project was launched at the end of 2012 with the first volunteers heading out in January 2013.

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Friday
Oct112013

Big Match Fortnight for World Land Trust: buying a corridor to save orangutans

Habitat loss as a result of deforestation is putting Orangutan populations under serious threat.

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Friday
Aug302013

How to save sea turtles from at home and abroad

Globally, the increase in plastic use is having serious problems on wildlife because of the large amount of time it takes to biodegrade, and the toxic additives it adds to the ocean.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Resurrection of the Woolly Mammoth: is cloning ethical?

This ancient creature walked the earth tens and thousands of years ago, during a period known as the late Pleistocene, aka part of the Ice Age. Hunting and drastic environmental changes were most likely the causes of the species demise about 10,000 years ago.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

The Circle of Life – how you can help animals on the brink of extinction

A wise lion once said “Everything you see, exist together in a delicate balance, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. We are all connected in the great circle of life”.

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Monday
Jul292013

Volunteer photo of the week: Estelle Clerc

Estelle volunteered on Frontier's Namibia Carnivore Conservation Programme and took some absolutely stunning photographs. We loved this one but you can check out all of them in her volunteer photo album.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Dolphin displays dropped in India

India has become the largest country so far to ban dolphin shows.

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Monday
Jul152013

Volunteer photo of the week: Natasha Albrighton

Volunteer Natasha Albrighton took this fantastic close-up on Frontier's Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtles Conservation project.

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