Entries in conservation (220)

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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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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