Entries in conservation (220)

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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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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