Animal Conservation

If We Want to Save Wildlife, We Must Save the Rainforests It Lives In

Andrew Simms | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

The trade and policing measures agreed today do not fit the nature and scale of the challenge. Many of Africa's most precious species will soon face extinction unless we tackle this problem at its roots, and keep the door to rainforest destruction closed.

This Is What Happens When You Attach A GoPro To A Vulture

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Tech

One of cooler tech trends this year has been the widening number of creative projects people are undertaking with small, rugged cameras. For where GoP...

The Situation for Elephants Is Desperate - Please Help

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

The amount of money now washing around Asia and the seemingly unquenchable demand there for ivory, particularly in countries such as Vietnam and China, has caused the price charged on the black market to soar. Indeed in many places ivory is now worth more per ounce than gold. The result has been an almost unprecedented slaughter on the savannahs. Some 100 elephants are being killed per day in Africa, and at present rates of poaching the surviving population in the wild risks being decimated within a decade. Chad had 15,000 elephants. Now it is 400.

Yes That IS A Rare Black Rhino Dangling From A Helicopter (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Nope, you’re not seeing things. That IS a rare black rhino dangling hundreds of feet in the air from a helicopter. But fear not, it’s not some...

William: My Love For Endangered Animals

PA | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken movingly about how the birth of his son has increased the depth of his feelings towards endangered animals. Willia...

LOOK: Vintage Pictures Of London Zoo To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ZSL

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Saturday marks the anniversary of the Zoological Society of London. The international scientific, conservation and educational charity was founded...

Time to Legalise the Trade in Rhino Horn?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

This is one argument that simply won't go away. Environmental researchers writing in the Science journal want the trade in rhino horn to be legalised, by selling shavings harvested from the horns of live rhinos in the hope that poachers won't just hack their faces off instead.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Stanley Johnson | Posted 28.08.2011 | UK
Stanley Johnson

A few weeks ago I returned to England after scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the world's highest free-standing mountain, almost 6,000 metres or 20,000 feet high!