Entries in wildlife (129)

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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Wednesday
Jan132016

QUIZ: Which Habitat Would Suit Your Personality Best?

Ever wondered where you'd live if you were an animal? Are you a forest dweller, mountaineer, deep sea diver or Arctic recluse? Well, take our new quiz and find out which habitat suits you best!

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Monday
Jan112016

Five Ways Animals Are Better Than Humans

From Blue Whales and Elephants to hummingbirds and Thailand 2 gram bumblebee bats – its all possible in the animal kingdom. Humans are supposed to be at the top of the food chain; we have built cities, explored the world… Our list of accomplishments is long, and yet, animals still surpass us in many ways!

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Wednesday
Jan062016

QUIZ: Where Should You Volunteer In Spring 2016?

If you're already planning your Spring 2016 getaway, then this is the quiz for you! Take our new quiz and discover where you should volunteer this Spring.

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Tuesday
Jan052016

Endangered Birds of the United Kingdom

When we think of species extinction and animal conservation, we often think of poaching in Africa, exotic animals in the tropics or tigers. Truth is, there are animals much closer to home needing our attention as well.

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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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Wednesday
Dec232015

Misunderstood Koalas

I say Australia, you say kangaroos, sun, surfing, and - that’s right – koalas. They are only found in parts of Australia, high up the trees, hiding in the eucalyptus forest and yet they are iconic. While they are not (yet) classed as endangered, they are still threatened by human activity and numbers are decreasing.

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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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Monday
Dec072015

The Most Endangered Places In The World

We expand cities and our living space, forests are cut down because we need wood and land, coral reefs are being stepped on by millions of tourists every year. Where ever humans are, they leave their marks on the environment until it is almost too late. Here are the most endangered places on our planet.

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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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Friday
Nov202015

The UK’s Urban Wildlife

Wildlife isn’t just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is look a little closer, maybe look up or down, and most importantly, know where to look. Even in the cities, you will find a range of animals.

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Monday
Nov162015

Stick Your Neck Out To Save The Giraffes 

Conservation has increased its importance over the last years. More organisations and governments are getting involved in raising awareness and supporting wildlife conservation. One of the animals which have caught their attention is the giraffe.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Thursday
Oct292015

5 Sinister Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a force to be reckoned with for insects! Growing in areas deprived of nutrient-rich soil, theyare equipped with cunning ways to trap and digest their prey. Among 630 species, five different kinds of trapping mechanisms have been identified, and it may only be a matter of time before these plants develop a taste for blood…

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Thursday
Oct292015

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, ‘man would only have four years of life left’. You’d think a premonition this dire would spark immediate action, but despite the devastation of bee populations over the last decade, it seems like the world could care less. So is Einstein right? And if so, what can we do about it?

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