Entries in wildlife (150)

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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Monday
Oct202014

Animal spirits: Your ticket straight to wonderland

According to Native American beliefs, human beings have 9 animal spirits, also called animal guides, to follow you throughout your life. Some of these come in and out of our lives, while others will stay beside you for your entire lifetime.

 

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Friday
Oct172014

A Day in the Life of a Sloth

Frontier has been lucky enough to discover a genuine page from a sloth’s diary! One of our volunteers while working on Frontier’s Costa Rica Animal Rescue Centre project, found the excerpt while out trekking.

 

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Thursday
Oct022014

Frontier's Wildlife & Nature Photography Competition - Who Snapped their way to Glory?

This month, Frontier hosted a Wildlife & Nature Photography competition to reward and highlight the creative spark of our volunteers and the good work they have carried out abroad.

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Monday
Sep292014

5 HEARTY FACTS FOR WORLD HEART DAY

It’s World Heart Day, so let’s delve in to the animal kingdom and feast upon it’s many wonderful varieties!

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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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