Entries in wildlife (150)

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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Tuesday
Oct102017

Animal  Architects

Some animals take shelter in holes in trees, others in caves, but many hard working creatures build their own homes from materials they find in their environment. In this article we take a closer look at these animal architects and the amazing structures they are able to construct!

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Top 5 Nocturnal  Species

There are many animals that stalk and scamper through the darkness of night and sleep during daylight, their behaviour is often a mystery, as the lack of light makes them hard to observe. In this article we talk you through 5 of the most interesting nocturnal species!

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Thursday
Sep282017

Snow leopard – endangered to  vulnerable

Recent studies looking into population numbers of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) have revealed that their numbers are increasing across their range. In this article we discuss whether this is cause for celebration and take a look at what is needed for the survival of these big cats in the future.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

Country profile –  China

China is a country of contrast, with both bustling and rapidly developing cities where technology takes centre stage as well as many diverse historical sites and serene natural landscapes teaming with biodiversity. Here we take a closer look at why this country is such a popular destination with tourists.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Nature’s Greatest  Travellers

While some animals live in roughly the same area for their entire lives, other species need to move around in order to survive. This article takes a look at some of these animals that show extreme endurance and embark on journeys that put even the toughest marathon runners to shame.

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Wednesday
Sep202017

The dark side of wildlife  souvenirs

Everyone likes to buy souvenirs to bring home with them after their travels; they can be a great way to remember your trip. However, some of the souvenirs on offer around the world have a dark secret and could be seriously harming the local wildlife.

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Monday
Sep182017

Top 5 underappreciated  species

There are certain species of animal in the world that constantly appear on wildlife documentaries and are known for being cute and charismatic. However there are countless other species that are often ignored and remain under the radar when it comes to awareness. Here we take a look at 5 underappreciated species!

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Tuesday
Sep122017

The charismatic megafauna  problem

Charismatic megafauna – a.k.a. cute, recognisable and fluffy (mostly) animals - have become the customary flagship species for most conservation groups and steal the spotlight when it comes to media attention.

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Monday
Sep112017

5 things you can do to attract wildlife to your  garden

As well as large-scale conservation projects, it’s also important to help wildlife at a local level. There are so many things you can do, even with a small space, to attract wildlife to your garden, here we talk you through five of the best ideas!

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Thursday
Sep072017

Top 5 Countries to Visit for Birdwatching 

Birds are amazing creatures that are extremely diverse and interesting. From the smallest hummingbird to the tallest ostrich, from seed-eating sparrows to sloth-eating harpy eagles, this article talks you through some of the most interesting birds in the world and the amazing countries where you can find them.

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Wednesday
Aug162017

Can We Guess Your Next Trip Based On Your  Eco-Knowledge?

Think you know your Arctic Ice Cap from your Tundra Biome? Test your eco-knowledge and we'll guess which project is your next!

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Wednesday
Aug092017

QUIZ: Which Bird Of Prey Are  You?

Known for their speed, strength and smarts, birds of prey have a a pretty cool reputation in the animal kingdom. Find out which bird of prey you are!

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