Entries in nature (92)

Wednesday
Dec302015

Is anthropomorphism bad for wildlife conservation? 

“The world is too PC!”  We’ve all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well – safer; but for political correctness, health and safety, and just about anything really, there’s always people who take it too far.

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Friday
Dec182015

Why Is Everyone Talking About Sustainability?

Why is everyone suddenly talking about sustainability? It is the same as discussing climate change and the environment? What does it mean for our food, travel or energy to be sustainable? Here is what you need to know about sustaining our planet and what our future could look like.

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Wednesday
Dec162015

QUIZ: Which Animal Hunter Are You?

There are all sorts of types of hunter in the animal kingdom, and they all take up different methods to make sure that when dinner comes there's something on the plate. So, if you were an animal, what would be your preferred method?

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Friday
Nov202015

The Most Devoted Parents In The Animal Kingdom

While human parents have nappies, terrible twos, school runs, homework and driving lessons to deal with, in the animal kingdom the parental tasks are as diverse as the animals themselves. They learn to swim, stand, and feed themselves and go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their species.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

How To... Navigate

With the advent of smartphone maps, improvised navigational methods are even less well known than before. But if you’re stuck in the wilderness with no signal, being able to tell what direction you’re walking in can be the difference between finding civilisation and being lost for days on end.

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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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