Entries in environment (144)

Wednesday
May042016

QUIZ: What's Your Inner Endangered Animal?

Have you ever wondered which endangered animal you are? Maybe you already were, in a past life... Find out what your inner endangered animal is!

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Thursday
Apr142016

Why Dolphin Conservation Is So Important

Happy National Dolphin Day! In honour of this awareness day for one of the world’s most endearing animals, it’d be appropriate to look at some of the risks that are facing our marine mammal friends.

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Wednesday
Mar302016

Conserving The Manatee

Manatees are definitely a fan favourite in the animal world. They go along with the likes of sloths and penguins, everyone likes them. That soft spot hasn’t helped their populations in years gone by however, as Manatees have been pushed almost to extinction. Thankfully, though, their numbers are recovering.

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Tuesday
Mar292016

QUIZ: What's Your Dream Travel Job?

Dream of getting paid to see the world? Take this quiz to find out which travel job best suits you so you can say au revoir to a 9-5!

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Thursday
Mar242016

The World Of Turtle Conservation

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant and Tiger, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conservation world. We’re so used to seeing pictures of them caught in nets that it’s hard to believe that conservation for the humble turtle is actually working. But it is making progress, and here are a few examples of how.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

QUIZ: What Type Of Volunteer Travel Should You Do?

There are so many different experiences to have while traveling and volunteering abroad! If you can't choose between working wildlife and marine creatures or maybe teach children English versus going on a trail, this quiz will help you make a decision so you can get on the road to your perfect traveling experience!

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Tuesday
Mar222016

The World's 5 Most Extreme Endurance Challenges

People love challenges. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be where we are now as a species. We’ve always strived to accomplish goals and aims that most of us take one look out and mutter ‘nah’ under our breath. It’s inbuilt in our collective DNA. We’re a species that loves climbing mountains, literally and metaphorically.

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Monday
Mar212016

Marine Mammal Masters

Mammals are a darn cool animal family. It's a family of diversity, adaptability and new mysteries yet to discover. This diversity is what has helped generate some amazing mammal skills too. Let’s narrow it down though, and focus on some of the most awe-inspiring mammals of the lot: Whales

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Wednesday
Mar162016

Go Batty For Malawi - Bat Conservation In The 'Warm Heart of Africa'

If a map of Africa were a patchwork quilt, Malawi would be the seam that secures Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. Green clad covers scatter the landscape and an outstretched, pastel blue patch makes the magnificent Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa.

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Thursday
Mar102016

The Ocean Cleanup

It’s no secret that we’ve been dumping stuff in our oceans for years. It’s probably also no secret that most of what’s dumped are not natural materials either. In recent months, microbeads have stolen the headlines for being the villain of the polluted ocean piece. It goes deeper than that, though.

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Monday
Mar072016

The Stunning Genetic Defect

There’s no doubt at all that nature can come up with some awesome looking stuff. All over the world, various animals and plants use colour and visuals to attract mates, ward off predators and even disappear into their surroundings. One of the more interesting and stunning things to come out of the natural world is, scientifically speaking, a defect.

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Thursday
Mar032016

How Whale Beaching & Ship Collisions Are Effecting Whale Populations 

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but surely wreaking havoc on their populations globally.

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Thursday
Feb252016

Earth's Least Explored Places

Despite the ability of mankind to spread, often in a bad way, across the face of our planet, it can never be underestimated how vast the earth is. For all the expansion we have managed, there are still vast areas of our planet that are sparsely inhabited.

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Monday
Feb222016

Ode To The Ocelot

The world’s big cats are arguably its most iconic animals. The lion, leopard, cheetah and jaguar fill up our wildlife documentaries and photographs as well as many a local myth and legend. But there are some smaller wild cats that deserve some love too. The Americas are full of them, so let’s focus on one in particular: The Ocelot.

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Thursday
Feb182016

The Effect Of Climate Change On Native People

In the endless debate over climate change, conservation and environment, we pay a lot of attention to endangered animals and to the effect on our cities and established western culture. Something that does fly under the radar, however, is the effect it is having on indigenous peoples around the world who still live in their traditional way.

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