Entries in wildlife (162)

Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Tuesday
Dec052017

Turkey's Turtle Haven 

This year alone, roughly 500,000 baby turtles made it out to sea after hatching on beaches in Turkey. The Forestry and Waters Affairs Minister claimed that Turkey had the highest number of nesting sites for the endangered Caretta caretta turtles. This means a huge responsibility in protecting the species.

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Monday
Dec042017

Top 5 Places for your Bucket  List

An American writer once said, “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” You definitely don’t want the regret of not visiting the world’s most amazing places. Although there are so many incredible sights across the globe, here are the top 5 worth adding to your Bucket List. Don’t dream of going, make it a reality!

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Wednesday
Nov292017

How the Shoe Industry is Supporting our  Oceans

Plastic has afflicted our oceans for what feels like an eternity. Considering the poignant message given to us by last week’s Blue Planet 2 episode, so much more needs to be done about plastic pollution plaguing our oceans. Sir David Attenborough has stated that, along with global warming, plastic is the biggest threat to ocean conservation.

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Tuesday
Nov282017

Democracy in the Wild 

Voting may seem like a predominantly human activity but we are not the only ones who do it. Research has shown that many animals live in a democratic society, making decisions as a group and having their say on what’s best. These animals have adopted unique and fascinating ways to come to a conclusion; maybe we could learn a few lessons from them…

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Friday
Nov242017

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Animal From The  Close-Up?

So, you think you know your lizards from your llamas? Take today's quiz to see how well you really know the animal kingdom... you'll be surprised!

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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Tuesday
Nov072017

5 Animals with Awesome  Camouflages

Whilst many animals at the top of the food chain do not need elaborate camouflaging mechanisms to go about their daily lives, for lots of other animals it is an essential defence mechanism in order to hide from predators. Here we explore a unique selection of animals and their unbelievable camouflages.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Exploring the Amazon  River

The Amazon River and the surrounding habitat that it supports is known to be some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world. This river is also famous for its vast size; it is one of the longest rivers in the world and during the rainy season can reach widths of 24 miles. Here we talk you through some of the jaw-dropping facts that make the Amazon so astounding.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

The reintroduction  debate

In the past, if a species became locally extinct in a country, it stayed that way. Now, with new technologies and a deeper understanding of animals’ ecological needs, reintroductions of certain species are becoming more and more common.

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Monday
Oct302017

5 Matriarchal  Species

Whilst it is assumed that the males hold the power in the animal kingdom, there are some species where the female animals are looked up to and respected much more than their partners. Check out these ladies, with a whole lot of grrrrrrl power…

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Tuesday
Oct242017

The Strangest Looking  Species

In this article we explore the natural world’s most unusual looking creatures. We take a look at strange marine fish that walk instead of swim, prehistoric-looking antelope and more and explore the reasons why these animals have evolved their odd looks.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

The Unethical Trade of Exotic  Pets

The exotic pet trade is a multi-million dollar industry second only to drugs and weapons on the black market, and it’s growing. Whilst there are some laws in place prohibiting the trade or ownership of exotic pets, in some countries they are not enforced, and there is little fear of prosecution.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Unlikely Animal  Friends

In this article we take a look at unlikely pairings of animals that seem to benefit from one another’s company, from over-protective ants to hitchhiking fish we explore the world of symbioses and discover why certain species tolerate their companions.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Why You Should Volunteer in your University  Holidays:

So you’ve packed your bags, moved into your new accommodation and the University year has started. You’re just looking over your timetable for the year, when you suddenly notice a 4 month long gap – that’s right, the summer holiday of all summer holidays. It can be hard to know what to do with all of that free time, but don’t worry; here we’ve come up with some reasons as to why you should to volunteer in your University holidays for a life changing experience!

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