Entries in nature (87)

Monday
Oct122015

Extreme Animal Migrations

We humans are not the only ones that enjoy a trip abroad. Some animal species migrate to find food, breed, or escape the cold. There are a few species, however, that take this journey to the extreme.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Natural High: How getting out in nature increases happiness

With the first signs of Autumn already creeping in—browning leaves, birds flying south, pumpkin spiced everything—you might be forgiven for thinking that an afternoon in the great outdoors sounds less than appealing. But an ever-growing body of scientific research suggests that getting out into your local green space will give you more than just fresh air.

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Monday
Dec292014

10 natural phenomena worth travelling to see

Human creations may be beautiful and inspiring, but when it comes to sheer scale, nature still beats us hands down. Here is a list of 10 beautiful natural scenes that are definitely worth a detour.

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Thursday
Dec182014

10 Deadly facts about animals 

Animals are often associated with cute photos of cats, dog, birds or even happy sloths and monkeys in the wild… But there is more to the story. Did you that African hunting dogs are some of the most efficient predators? Or that honey badgers are the most fearless animals on the planet? Get ready for 10 deadly facts about animals!

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Monday
Dec152014

Animals that stand out from the crowd

The world seems to be unable to get enough of pandas, lions, cute monkeys, turtles and colourful birds – so no wonder some animals feel left out. To honour their existence, today’s article has been dedicated to the world’s slightly strange looking creatures that don’t always get the respect they deserve due to their laughable looks. Let’s change that!

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Monday
Dec152014

Nature’s secret shape shifters: 5 animals with amazing camouflage  

Magic is overrated… Did you know that some animals have a rare ability to disappear right in front of your eyes? Today we look at the fascinating shape shifters from nature, beings armed with camouflage that makes Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak look lame!

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Friday
Nov282014

The ultimate transformation! Learn to live like a wildling 

Did you use to dream of drinking a poison that could turn you into an animal? Or maybe you still wish you could become a lion, a sharp-toothed wolf or a kingly hawk? Well, the bad news is that there is no magical formula that can turn humans into animals, but do you even have to? Follow Frontier’s guidelines and learn the skills necessary to survive in the wilderness – who wants to be civilised, right? Transform yourself over the course of just 4 weeks!

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Thursday
Nov272014

Fantastic Fungus Fortuitously Feeds on Problematic Plastic

As our world becomes more and more industrialised, our production of waste has been increasing -- and increasingly problematic. Plastic in particular is a major issue, causing severe damage to wildlife and environment alike. A new type of fungus, discovered in the Amazon, may put us on our way to discover a biological method to plastic degradation.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Four successful reintroduction programmes

Once a species becomes endangered, it is critical to work to preserve its habitat and remaining individuals, lest it disappear from our world. Occasionally, wildlife conservation projects and organisations can be so effective so as to reverse the process and reintroduce a species into the wild, where it will no longer need human intervention.

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Responsible Tourism: Festivals and Cultural Events

Last week Frontier looked into what it means to be a responsible tourist in regards to animal welfare issues concerning animal tours and trekking. Today we will be looking at animal sporting attractions and cultural traditions and their role in responsible travel.

 

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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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Thursday
Oct022014

Frontier's Wildlife & Nature Photography Competition - Who Snapped their way to Glory?

This month, Frontier hosted a Wildlife & Nature Photography competition to reward and highlight the creative spark of our volunteers and the good work they have carried out abroad.

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Monday
Sep292014

5 HEARTY FACTS FOR WORLD HEART DAY

It’s World Heart Day, so let’s delve in to the animal kingdom and feast upon it’s many wonderful varieties!

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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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