Entries in conservation (227)

Friday
Aug172012

Q + A with Frontier's Tanzania Terrestrial Project Coordinator 

Today we speak to Adam Brown, Project Coordinator on Frontier's Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project. He tells us what volunteers can expect from the project, what camp life is like and why it's a great place to spend some time abroad.

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Wednesday
Jul252012

Frontier Project News Roundup

In this brand new feature, we'll be bringing you a monthly roundup of what's been happening on Frontier projects; from what’s been caught by Cambodia’s camera traps to an absence of ‘sweetlips’ in Tanzania, find out what’s happening on some of Frontier’s main conservation projects around the World. For regular updates on project news makes sure you check out the Project News tab on The Society for Environmental Exploration (SEE) website.

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Monday
Jun252012

Extinct: last Pinta giant tortoise, Lonesome George, passes away

He had been heralded as a conservation icon but on Sunday 25 June 2012 Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, died in his corral at the Tortoise Center in the Galapagos National Park. The subspecies is now considered extinct. 

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Wednesday
May092012

Who’s Flying the Flag for Conservation?

Today Into the Wild is looking at who’s flying the flag for conservation. Yes we’re going to be looking at those flagship conservation species that are teetering on the brink of exticntion. 

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Thursday
May032012

Frontier’s Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure Project in DEFRA’s Darwin Initiative Newsletter

Into the Wild is very pleased to announce that Frontier’s Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure Project out in Tanzania has been given special recognition in DEFRA’S Darwin Initiative Newsletter. Out on the project our volunteers have been helping local communities preserve their wildlife corridors and playing an integral role in wildlife conservation.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Opinions: Does Money Really Grow on Trees?

Money matters. It is the language in which business and politics speaks. Indeed, the most pervasive question in our democracy, particularly in these economically treacherous times, is ‘How much will it cost?’

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Wednesday
Apr042012

National Park Profile: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

Today Into the Wild is checking out the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia. Not only does the National Park offer visitors the chance to explore the spectacular Patagonian landscape but it also carries out important conservation work in order to preserve the park’s unique wildlife and geology.

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Friday
Mar232012

Into the Wild Meets: Hermione Taylor from The DoNation

Hermione is the creator of an innovative and new age fundraising site called DoNation, which enables people to sponsor their friend’s challenges through green and sustainable action instead of pledging money - in order to help the environment.

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Monday
Mar122012

Future Volunteer Interview: Leah McGregor - Cambodia Island Snorkeling, Beaches and Conservation

Today we speak to future volunteer Leah McGregor who later this year will be heading off to Frontier’s Cambodia Island Snorkeling, Beaches and Conservation project. We asked Leah a few questions about her upcoming trip, finding out what she’s excited about, what she’s going to pack and a few other bits and pieces.

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Thursday
Mar082012

Into the Wild Meets: Martin Strel

A few months back we looked at The most Bizarre and Epic Journeys Ever Undertaken in which we featured marathon swimmer and environmentalist Martin Strel. Today Into the Wild talks to the man himself to find out about swimming the length of the Amazon, how to avoid hungry piranhas and alligators, and the global problems associated with water pollution. 

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Thursday
Feb162012

Past Frontier Volunteers: Where Are They Now?

Frontier volunteers are a special bunch of people. Whether you've been away with us in the past, heading on a project in the future, or you're currently out there enjoying one of our many amazing trips, you've all got a story to tell. In 'Where Are They Now', we speak to past volunteers who are now involved in amazing and inspirational roles that we think you might find interesting. The question is, where will your Frontier project take you?

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Thursday
Jan262012

VOLUNTEER INTERVIEW: RACHAEL LAPPAGE - COSTA RICA BIG CATS, PRIMATES AND TURTLE CONSERVATION

Today we speak to future volunteer Rachael Lappage who later this year will be heading off to the ever popular Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtle Conservation project. We asked Rachael a few questions about her upcoming trip, finding out what she’s excited about, what she’s going to pack and a few other bits and pieces.

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Tuesday
Jan102012

OPINIONS: 2011 – THE YEAR WE STOOD UP FOR MOTHER EARTH

2011 was a historic year when it comes to the environment. Natural disasters ruled the headlines causing havoc and resulting in the disruption of homes and economies across the globe. However, as Gemma Percy describes in this interesting article, it was not all doom and gloom in 2011 - the year we stood up for Mother Earth.

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Thursday
Dec292011

National Park Profile: Swiss National Park

Having seen this beautiful region in a feature looking at Europe's best National Parks we were keen to find out more. We spoke to Hans Lozza of the Swiss National Park who told us all about the conservation efforts taking place and what you might find there.

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Friday
Dec162011

2011 Highlights: Best of Science Club & Environmental Initiatives

As we come to the end of the year, we come to a time dedicated to merriment and celebration. It’s now then that we take the time to celebrate our Research and Development Interns and the work they do for Into the Wild every week on Science Club. Here are our top picks from the year.

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