Entries in nature (95)

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
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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Friday
Mar112016

True Traveller Trivia

Think of yourself as a top-notch traveller? Today's trivia quiz will put your worldly knowledge to the test!

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Friday
Mar112016

Rhino Poaching Has Repuslive Record Year

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

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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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Friday
Mar042016

True Traveller Trivia

How worldly are you? Today's newest Traveller quiz will put your globe-trotting knowledge to the test!

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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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Monday
Feb292016

Wakey Wakey! 5 Animals to be Stirring from Hibernation

Wakey Wakey! In December Frontier published a blog going into some of the science of what hibernation is and which animals go through it. Ring any bells? Well, now we’re in March and spring is knocking on the door, it’s a good time to revisit the subject and see who’s soon to be stirring from their winter slumber.

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Wednesday
Feb172016

QUIZ: Which Animal Family Do You Belong To?

If you're taking this quiz, chances are that you're a human being and a mammal. But are you a mammal at heart too? Whizz through this quiz and discover who your real animal family are!

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Monday
Feb082016

The Longest Living Species

Despite a pretty good success rate in our tenure on this planet, Homo sapiens haven’t been around that long. We have ancestors dating as far back as six million years ago, but humans in their current form are only about 200,000 years old. This puts us way down the list of longest surviving species. So who’s at the top?

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Thursday
Feb042016

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015/16

An annual affair for the most innovative photographers across the world, this competition not only showcases individual skills, it also brings important global issues to the forefront and sheds a light on species and landscapes that are under attack.

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Monday
Feb012016

Reintroducing New Species: Yes Or No?

It’s a tricky call to make, whether or not the introduction or even reintroduction of a species is a good move or not. Despite all the scientific data and research that are available to us, it always throws up surprises and problems that no amount of planning revealed...

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Monday
Jan252016

Our Closest Relatives

Surely by now, everyone knows that humans are an animal. Furthering that, surely everyone knows we’re an ape too? Good, now that’s out of the way we’ll take a look at our closest animal relatives.

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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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