Entries in conservation (199)

Thursday
Sep252014

Whaling set to continue in Japan

It has been over six months since the International Court of Justice has banned whaling in the Antarctic, but Japanese government officials continue to argue in favour of the practice.

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Monday
Sep222014

All Creatures Great and Small

Why is it important to not neglect larger animals in an ecosystem when directing conservation efforts?

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Africa: Climate change adaptation could improve the lives of millions

A recent UN report suggests that environmental efforts do not have to be separated from development work – it can help promote the livelihoods of 65 percent of Africa’s population, a place where millions of people depend on agriculture as their living.

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Thursday
Sep112014

Zeal for Seals

Mostly in Canada and Norway, hunters kill many seals because they are paid per animal. Younger seals, from 14 days to 1 year are the most popular. The trade of this species holds up the hunt. To fight this and to preserve the seals, the European Union wanted to act.

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Monday
Sep082014

Words come to life

There’s nothing quite as evocative as a beautifully written description of a wildlife encounter or animal. Sometimes wildlife comes to life in the written word when an author’s artistry manifests on the page.

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Thursday
Sep042014

Which species do we save?

According to the IUCN Red List, there are currently more than 22,000 species categorised as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. In an ideal world we would be able to save all of these species but in reality this just isn’t possible.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

The 5 brainiest birds on earth

In the old days birds were used as messengers, trusted with responsibility and valued for their skills. Throughout history they have also been portrayed as something dark and scary and mysterious creatures carrying dark secrets, whether it was as a witch’s helper in a fairy tale or flying Hitchcock killers seeking to destroy us.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

University isn't your only option, choose a gap year!

Results day has been and gone and university is just around the corner. Daunting thought right? But what if it wasn’t, what if university was another year away? Take the plunge and choose a gap year!

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Bees Buzz Off: The decline of bees and what it means for us

You might have mixed feelings when you think about bees. Tasty honey probably comes to mind, but along with painful stings and unwelcome additions to summer picnics. Perhaps you think that fewer bees wouldn’t be such a bad thing? But bees are important pollinators that play a vital role in all of our lives.

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Friday
Jun202014

In defence of lions: Kenya’s warriors protecting humans and lions alike

When man and beast enter into competition, humans ultimately have the upper hand. Unfortunately, this competition (in combination with the short-sightedness of those involved) has repeatedly led to the extinction of remarkable species such as the dodo (overhunted), the Western Black Rhinoceros (poached) and the Moa (also overhunted).

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Friday
Jun062014

Extinction or survival: what’s in store for the Asiatic Cheetah

Now if I were to ask you the question, where do cheetahs live? You would probably answer Africa, but did you know that the only remaining population of the Asiatic Cheetah lives in Iran?

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Monday
Jun022014

Volunteers’ Week

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week – which is in celebration of the contribution that is made by millions of volunteers

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Friday
May232014

Standing up for your rights: the dangers of environmentalism

Standing up for the environment could cost you your life; targeting of environmental campaigners has risen dramatically in the last 10 years.

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Thursday
May222014

International Day for Biological Diversity 2014

Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life. This variation that is pervasive throughout our world is a vital reason as to why life has flourished.

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Wednesday
May212014

Frontier Work on Herpetofauna Published

Madagascar Forest team’s work on surveying reptiles and amphibians has found a new species to Nosy Be and produced the first assessment of Nosy Komba.

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