Entries in wildlife (129)

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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Wednesday
Sep242014

Eye say! Animals with amazing eyes

Eyes are often quoted as the gateway into the soul, but some of the critters on this list are quite frankly creepy to enter a staring stand-off with!

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Thursday
Sep112014

Zeal for Seals

Mostly in Canada and Norway, hunters kill many seals because they are paid per animal. Younger seals, from 14 days to 1 year are the most popular. The trade of this species holds up the hunt. To fight this and to preserve the seals, the European Union wanted to act.

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Monday
Sep082014

Words come to life

There’s nothing quite as evocative as a beautifully written description of a wildlife encounter or animal. Sometimes wildlife comes to life in the written word when an author’s artistry manifests on the page.

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Thursday
Sep042014

Which species do we save?

According to the IUCN Red List, there are currently more than 22,000 species categorised as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. In an ideal world we would be able to save all of these species but in reality this just isn’t possible.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

The 5 brainiest birds on earth

In the old days birds were used as messengers, trusted with responsibility and valued for their skills. Throughout history they have also been portrayed as something dark and scary and mysterious creatures carrying dark secrets, whether it was as a witch’s helper in a fairy tale or flying Hitchcock killers seeking to destroy us.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Can trophy hunting actually help conservation? 

Supported by hunters and numerous conservationists worldwide, but despised by many animal rights organisations, trophy hunting is one of the most controversial approaches to conservation out there. Media portrayal of trophy hunting is emotive and very black and white. But does this reflect the reality or can a middle ground be found?

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Monday
Jul282014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Mary Remkus

Mary Remkus took this fantastic close-up shot of a chameleon whilst volunteering on Frontier's Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure project. Vote for Mary to win Volunteer Photo of the Month for July on the Frontier Official Facebook page.

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Friday
Jul182014

The top 5 best animal architects

Gardens, cathedrals, condominiums and fashionable interiors: the animal kingdom is full of talented architects. Most of the species build up rough dens to inbreed and protect their offspring from predators; but some of them have a marked passion for design.

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Friday
Jun062014

Extinction or survival: what’s in store for the Asiatic Cheetah

Now if I were to ask you the question, where do cheetahs live? You would probably answer Africa, but did you know that the only remaining population of the Asiatic Cheetah lives in Iran?

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Thursday
Jun052014

World Environment Day 2014

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event marked to raise global awareness for the need to take positive environmental action.

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Friday
May232014

Standing up for your rights: the dangers of environmentalism

Standing up for the environment could cost you your life; targeting of environmental campaigners has risen dramatically in the last 10 years.

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Friday
May162014

Masters of Disguise – animal camouflages that will catch you napping

Animals use the art of disguise to thrive and survive in their environment.

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Friday
Apr252014

Save the Frogs Day

Today we look at the world’s most threatened group of animals, the challenges they face and ask what can be done to save them from extinction?

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Wednesday
Jan152014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Emma Webb

ARO Emma Webb took this fantastic photo whilst in Tanzania taking part in Frontier's Wildlife Conservation Adventure. Here she shows an insight into volunteer life researching and identifying species.

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