Entries in conservation (211)

Thursday
Feb252016

Earth's Least Explored Places

Despite the ability of mankind to spread, often in a bad way, across the face of our planet, it can never be underestimated how vast the earth is. For all the expansion we have managed, there are still vast areas of our planet that are sparsely inhabited.

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Monday
Feb222016

Ode To The Ocelot

The world’s big cats are arguably its most iconic animals. The lion, leopard, cheetah and jaguar fill up our wildlife documentaries and photographs as well as many a local myth and legend. But there are some smaller wild cats that deserve some love too. The Americas are full of them, so let’s focus on one in particular: The Ocelot.

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Monday
Feb082016

The Longest Living Species

Despite a pretty good success rate in our tenure on this planet, Homo sapiens haven’t been around that long. We have ancestors dating as far back as six million years ago, but humans in their current form are only about 200,000 years old. This puts us way down the list of longest surviving species. So who’s at the top?

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Wednesday
Feb032016

The Australia Habitat Crisis

Australia still carries an image of a largely untamed landscape and extreme wilderness. Unfortunately, Australia hasn’t avoided the seemingly relentless march of habitat loss, destruction and the problems caused by changing environment.

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Wednesday
Jan272016

QUIZ: How Travel Savvy Are You?

Think of yourself as a talented trakker and experienced explorer? Take our new quiz and discover how travel savvy you really are!

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Monday
Jan252016

Our Closest Relatives

Surely by now, everyone knows that humans are an animal. Furthering that, surely everyone knows we’re an ape too? Good, now that’s out of the way we’ll take a look at our closest animal relatives.

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Monday
Jan182016

Why Do Birds Sing?

It is getting less, but soon, as soon as spring comes around, we will wake up to birds singing again at dawn. It is not just cliché, birds really do sing mostly – and most prominently – in the morning. But why do they sing at all?

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Wednesday
Jan132016

How Effective Are Conservation Strategies?

Wildlife conservation is receiving extensive attention, with more organizations and coalitions being created with the aim to preserve wildlife.

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Wednesday
Jan132016

QUIZ: Which Habitat Would Suit Your Personality Best?

Ever wondered where you'd live if you were an animal? Are you a forest dweller, mountaineer, deep sea diver or Arctic recluse? Well, take our new quiz and find out which habitat suits you best!

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Monday
Jan112016

Five Ways Animals Are Better Than Humans

From Blue Whales and Elephants to hummingbirds and Thailand 2 gram bumblebee bats – its all possible in the animal kingdom. Humans are supposed to be at the top of the food chain; we have built cities, explored the world… Our list of accomplishments is long, and yet, animals still surpass us in many ways!

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Wednesday
Jan062016

The Environmental Impacts Of Christmas

For the past thirty years or so, it has often been questioned as to whether Christmas has turned into a time of gluttony, greed and all-out capitalism.

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Wednesday
Jan062016

What's Happening In Conservation In 2016?

Now that the Christmas and New Year dust has settled and the routines are setting in again, it might be a good time to take note of a few dates for the conservation diary in 2016.

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Wednesday
Dec302015

Is anthropomorphism bad for wildlife conservation? 

“The world is too PC!”  We’ve all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well – safer; but for political correctness, health and safety, and just about anything really, there’s always people who take it too far.

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Wednesday
Dec232015

Misunderstood Koalas

I say Australia, you say kangaroos, sun, surfing, and - that’s right – koalas. They are only found in parts of Australia, high up the trees, hiding in the eucalyptus forest and yet they are iconic. While they are not (yet) classed as endangered, they are still threatened by human activity and numbers are decreasing.

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Thursday
Dec102015

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa’s favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

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