Entries in conservation (199)

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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Monday
Nov162015

Stick Your Neck Out To Save The Giraffes 

Conservation has increased its importance over the last years. More organisations and governments are getting involved in raising awareness and supporting wildlife conservation. One of the animals which have caught their attention is the giraffe.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Friday
Nov062015

5 Celebrities That Are Helping To Change The World

With great power comes great responsibility, and these are five famous faces that take that notion very seriously, using their influence and reach to bring global issues to the forefront.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Quiz: Where should you Volunteer in 2016?

Thinking about volunteering next year, but stuck for ideas? Take our quiz and find out where you should be heading!

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Friday
Sep182015

The Red Panda

Tomorrow, Saturday 19th September is International Red Panda Day. This day was initiated by Red Panda Network (RPN) to raise awareness for this endangered species.

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Friday
Sep112015

Pandering to Pandas: How will we Combat Extinction?

Pandas. What are they good for? Large, lethargic creatures who lie around eating nothing but bamboo all day and have no interest in sex. It’s like they’re asking to become extinct. So should we just sit back and let it happen? Or does the survival of the panda represent something important about the larger issue of environmental conservation?

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Wednesday
Sep092015

Quiz: Can you Name these Madagascan Animals?

Can you tell your silky sifaka from your mouse lemur? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the animals of Madagascar!

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Monday
Sep072015

The Elephant's Relationship with Humans

The elephant is a fascinating animal on many accounts. Not only are elephants exceptionally intelligent, they also have a strong sense of social responsibility and cooperation that is in many respects similar to ours.

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Wednesday
Sep022015

Where to Travel Based on your Star Sign

Stuck for ideas on where to travel next? Why not let the stars be your inspiration?

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Friday
Aug212015

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Today, there are two species of orangutan - Bornean and Sumatran - inhabiting the Indonesian and Malaysian islands from which they get their name. Fossil evidence suggests that since the Pleistocene era orangutans have been distributed widely across much of South East Asia. However populations of the world’s largest arboreal mammals have recently been in decline.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

5 Mysterious Ruins of the World

Throughout history there have been monuments, artefacts and ruins that have fascinated everyone. Some are explainable and beautiful and there are others which have an air of mystery surrounding them, the mysteries lasting hundreds and thousands of years. Here is a look at the top 5 mysterious ruins from around the world.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Dolphin Rehabilitation: A good deed or just plain cruelty?

Captive rehabilitation is often promoted as a good deed with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and a way of saving stranded dolphins so that they can be released back into the wild. Unfortunately that is not the whole story. Many dolphins never leave captivity once they have been “rescued” due to the low success rate of captive rehabilitation. Marine mammals such as dolphins simply aren’t made for life behind bars. 

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