Where The Wild Things Will Be Next

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

If I was to mention "climate change" and "biodiversity", what picture appears first in your mind? Emaciated polar bears on shrinking ice floes? Bleach...

A Time For Remembrance Of Lost Species: Victims Of An Ignored War

Nigel Rayment | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Nigel Rayment

I saw my first Remembrance Poppy last week. It was big, faded and taped to the inside of a cottage window. It had obviously seen several years' reuse,...

Don't Stay Away From Zoos - They Are a Vital Resource

Dr Stefano Vaglio | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Dr Stefano Vaglio

In my opinion however, society would be a far worse off place without the existence of modern zoos. It is time to celebrate and promote the richness of these resources for the communities, environment and biodiversity - not turn people away from them.

Face It Fox Hunters, You're Just in It for the Fun

Tom Quinn | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK
Tom Quinn

Eight out of 10 people, across town and country, support the ban on hunting. They recognise that chasing wild animals across the countryside before killing them for fun is barbaric and cruel, and has absolutely no place in modern Britain.

Rare Pictures Reveal The 'Aliens' Living At The Bottom Of Our Oceans

Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

One of the largest studies of the ocean, published in the journal Science, has captured stunning images of the ocean's "invisible" creatures. Tara ...

Salon del Gusto - Good, Clean, Fair Food

Danny McCubbin | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Carlo Petrini's message was clear in his opening speech He said that indigenous races and the delegates at Salone del Gusto are the true intellectuals of the world. His request to all of us and to many more people around the world who were listening in was to protect Bio Diversity.

Are Bees 'Green Crap'?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

This government is presiding over the unravelling of the fabric of nature. On our small part of the planet our approach to pollinators is a local example of what is a growing, global 'biodiversity crisis'. Sir David Attenborough has talked about this crisis leading not only to great physical impoverishment but to great spiritual impoverishment as well. It is hard to imagine a world without bees. It would be even harder to live in it.

Rwanda Starts Its Engine of Green Growth

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

On Thursday, Rwanda's Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi, launched the Fund for the Environment and Climate Change, modelled on a 'green bank' concept and designed to invest in projects that promote sustainability and tackle climate change. The fund is the first of its kind in Rwanda and the biggest in Africa and comes just weeks after the UN Climate Summit in New York...

Three Things That We Can Learn About Sustainable Development From Madagascar

Laura Robson | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Laura Robson

What do you picture when you think of Madagascar? If it's not a scene from the infamous cartoon of the same name (complete with talking penguins), then it's most probably a nation ravaged by ecological disaster.

Food Freedom and the People who are Planting the Seeds of Change

Zion Lights | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Zion Lights

'Seeds are buried treasure,' says Simran Sethi, global speaker, educator and environmentalist. Ms Sethi talks about seeds with passion because, she says, humans have an interdependent relationship with them: 'seeds are life', she tells me; nature's most early beginnings, without which humans could not have thrived. And now they are under threat.

Climate Change Impacts Everything

Samantha J Smith | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing. Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods.

Bee Action Plan - We Must Sting UK Government Into Tougher Action To Protect Our Pollinators

Andy Atkins | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Andy Atkins

It's hard to imagine a world without the familiar springtime buzz of bees among the blossom. We need bees to pollinate our food and keep our gardens and countryside blooming. But unless we take decisive action to protect these iconic species now, we face a drab landscape lacking wildflowers and a diet that costs us more, but is less tasty and nutritious.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: What is Being Done to Ensure Marine Sustainability?

Frontier | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and the WFF, it is recognised as the firs...

In the Wake of World Food Day: Why It's Time to Rethink Our Food System

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

World Food Day is a pinnacle time to highlight food sustainability whilst acknowledging the imminent climate change, and global warming predictions, as well as the increase in our global population digits.

Tribal Festivals

Joanna Eede | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

As global monoculture erodes cultural diversity, the diversity of tribal festivals and rituals is a reminder that humans have different insights, different priorities, and choose other - successful - ways of living. For many tribes, life is lived through ritual.

Celebrating the Ingenious Skills of Tribes on UN Indigenous Day

Joanna Eede | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

Acute observations have taught tribes how to hunt wild game and gather roots and berries, how to sense changes in climate, predict movements of ice sheets, the return of migrating geese and the flowering seasons of fruit trees.

Why Is Preserving Biodiversity Important?

Maria Sowter | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Maria Sowter

A diverse ecosystem means a productive ecosystem, as each small part that makes up the larger whole plays a vital and important part in keeping the machine functioning. With millions of species in the world, biodiversity is one of our biggest economic resources for medicine, food and natural materials.

The Death of Childhood

Emily Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

At a time when we desperately need children to be environmentally educated, their understanding of biodiversity is being outsourced to digital media. To deprive them of the innocence of outdoor play is to jeopardise the fragile future of our environment.

Low Impact Lanzarote - A Guilt-Free Holiday Guide

Andrew Matthews | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

As far as natural advantages go it's fair to say Lanzarote lucked out. The fourth largest and most eastern of Spain's Canary Islands, Lanzarote's also the oldest and flattest. So the wind, rain and humidity that affect its neighbours leave Lanzarote relatively unscathed.

Why We Need to be Making Better Choices

Jude Thorne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Thorne

According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center, the current Arctic sea ice cover is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began

2012 Will Be a Good Year for Our Ecosystems

Marina Vaughan | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Marina Vaughan

With another year over in the so-called Biodiversity Decade, one might lose heart that our natural resources will ever be saved from squander. But I don't, I have great hope for the year ahead. The reason? Good business is the best antidote for bad international politics.

If we Allow Coral Reefs to Disappear, Earth Enters Million Years Timescale

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

It may be a nice way to draw some attention to the scientists' hard work, but mixing up data & marketing is confusing to the general public - and risks to undermine our sense of environmental urgency.

Patenting "The Staff of Life" is Ruinous to Iraq's Agriculture

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

In my early teens in Iraq, in the late fifties and early sixties, I used to accompany my father to farms to buy wheat grain for our own consumption, a...

Biodiversity Loss - Ask The UN Experts How We Can Stop It

UN | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

Join two leading figures from the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity in a interactive web chat at 17:00 (BST), live from New York. Answering you...