Entries in conservation (199)

Monday
Nov242014

Fascinating ways animals greet each other

A handshake, a kiss on the cheek, a bow… We humans have many different ways of greeting each other, depending on context and culture. Animals, too, have a huge variety of greetings, some eerily similar to ours and some specific to their species. Here are the different ways in which animals say “hello” to each other.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

40 years later and the Big Blues Bounce Back!

Despite the horrific exploitation of Blue Whales since the 1930s; hunted for their meat and blubber by Russian fleets, recent research has shown that numbers are on the rise again, reaching around a mere 97% fight back from their previous numbers (500). This said, there is still cause of concern towards the probability of ship strikes that would directly impact upon cherished numbers and therefore populations may remain unstable still.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Rich, famous – and animal-lovers.

Famous people are often associated with scandals, glamourous events and parties, but there is also another site to fame – a more uplifting one. Some people donate huge amounts for animal charities with a passion for preserving wildlife and their habitats.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

This Is Why Wildlife Has Halved Since 1975

Every year we lose species, every year nature as well as wildlife is suffering as a result of human behaviour and it’s even worse than we thought. A new report from London Zoological Society claims that the world’s wildlife population has halved in the past 40 years making the situation worse than previously thought.

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Thursday
Oct302014

Halloween Horror Stories

In the run up to the creepiest, scariest and most ghoulish day on the calendar, Frontier brings you 5 spooky stories to rattle your bones!

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Wednesday
Oct292014

5 Personalities Found in the Airport

Airports are bustling places. Filled with strapped-for-time tourists, busy businessmen and women, and hang-about hippies it’s always possible to get lost in the baggage bazaar. We’ve identified some of the common types of luggage louts who call this environment home.

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Monday
Oct272014

Death of a Conservation Icon  

Last week saw the sad news that Suni, a 34 year old northern white rhino, has died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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Monday
Oct202014

Animal spirits: Your ticket straight to wonderland

According to Native American beliefs, human beings have 9 animal spirits, also called animal guides, to follow you throughout your life. Some of these come in and out of our lives, while others will stay beside you for your entire lifetime.

 

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Friday
Oct172014

A Day in the Life of a Sloth

Frontier has been lucky enough to discover a genuine page from a sloth’s diary! One of our volunteers while working on Frontier’s Costa Rica Animal Rescue Centre project, found the excerpt while out trekking.

 

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Thursday
Oct162014

A Frontier Guide to Dining Abroad

You’re in a strange foreign country, you’re hungry, and there’s not a burger van in sight. What do you do? Well luckily for you, we’ve got the answer.

 

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Too Little Too Late: The Maldives

Situated off the south coast of India the 1000km long archipelago of the Maldives consists of almost 1200 islands and 26 atolls forming a truly stunning exotic location.

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Monday
Oct132014

7 Ways to blend in with the locals when you travel

We all know the feeling of being the tourist, the confused person with the camera who doesn’t know about the local customs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By following a few simple steps you could become a true traveller at one with your new destination.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Best Inspirational Travel & Volunteering Quotes

Some motivational encouragement so we have you made list of ten inspirational travel and volunteering quotes to give you that extra push. Remember, life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

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Monday
Oct062014

FRONTIER’S FINAL FRONTIER: SPACE

Space, the final fr… Too cheesy? I think so too… Space is a fascinating place. Nebulas, black holes, pulsars, gas giants, huge expanses of nothing that isn’t actually nothing at all are a few examples, and the discoveries to be made are seemingly endless.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Future Looking Bright in Fight Against Malaria

Researchers may have discovered a method to trap the malaria causing parasite inside of its own protective chamber.

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