Next! Here Comes the International Whaling Commission.

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

At IWC 66, we should celebrate the 30th anniversary of the moratorium. The IWC and its members should be proud of its growing engagement with modern issues and we should all look to see where else it might be able to lend assistance!

The £5m For London Zoo Gorilla's Enclosure Could Have Been 'Far Better Used' Claims Wildlife Charity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

A wildlife charity has called for an “urgent inquiry” after a 29-stone gorilla escaped from its enclosure in London Zoo, saying the £5.3 million ...

State of Nature

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

If we lose the planet we lose the very basis of our existence and nothing else will matter. There is no plan B and, indeed, no planet B. Now is the time to act positively and to start reversing the damage.

Nature Post-Brexit Depends On The Resilience Of Farming

Ross Murray | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

As a nation we ask a lot of the countryside. It must feed us, attract tourists, be accessible for recreation and exercise, generate energy and store carbon. At the same time it must clean the air, provide an escape and inspiration, manage flood water, provide habitats for flora and fauna, and be a good place to live and work for rural communities. We ask all this and much more.

The State Of Nature Is A Wake-Up Call For Us All

Glyn Davies | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Glyn Davies

I have spent a lifetime working in environment and development, forest and wildlife conservation, and developing biodiversity policy. I do it because of my love for nature, and I want to do everything I can to protect the earth and all that is on it for future generations.

Life's A Beach So Save The Sea Turtles

Sasha Govor | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sasha Govor

I don't know how many turtles I actually saved and I'll never know. But for a few months of my life I donned the cape, picked up the nunchucks and lived the life of a real superhero.

The Current State Of Poaching In 2016

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Holly Jayne Barry

The fight against poaching started as a means to protect the nobility's right to hunt, but it has now become a war, a war that fights the lure of profit and wealth in order to protect the earth's wildlife and prevent the extinction of entire species. It's a hard fight but one that must be fought globally.

The Indian Rhino - What We Can Learn From This Conservation Success Story

Catherine Capon | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

When you think of rhinos - horns, poaching and Africa - are probably conjured in your mind's eye and that's hardly surprising as these prehistoric pac...

The Eastern Gorilla, One Of Our Closest Cousins, Is Just One Step From Extinction

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

The eastern gorilla is now just one step away from extinction after it was classified as critically endangered in the Red List of Threatened Species. ...

Devil Dentist Now Schoolgirl Slayer - Why Do People Get Off On Killing Our Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Looking at giraffes specifically, it is estimated that they've lost around 40% of their wild populations in the last 15 years alone. That hardly sounds like they need Aryanna's, or indeed anyone's bows and rifles pointing in their direction right now.

The Environmental Impact Of The Olympics

Frontier | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

When tens of millions of people are all crowding into the same area and hundreds of buildings are being lit up, televised and reported from, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?

Freedom of Movement Is Key to Social Mobility in the UK

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Last month, universities in England announced a tuition fee increase above the £9,000 limit for UK nationals registering for an undergraduate degree ...

The Future: Animal Products Will Be Animal Free

Frontier | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

Many centuries ago it was necessary for us to use fur to keep the cold from killing us and we relied on the milk, meat and eggs of animals for sustena...

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

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

Dr Stefano Vaglio | Posted 08.06.2016 | 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.

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

The Growing Problem of Sustainable Fishing

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

We are waking up the damage we're causing with our fishing industries and a lot of progress is being made. Fingers crossed for a sustainable solution before the tide truly comes in.

Will Harambe's Death Be The Tipping Point?

Will Travers OBE | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Will Travers OBE

Is it too great a leap of faith to imagine that, just as the death of Cecil galvanised the world to reconsider the justification and morality of trophy hunting, so the death of Harambe will cause a seismic readjustment of public attitudes to the lifetime incarceration of millions of animals for little more than costly and, indeed, wasteful public entertainment?

Are Our Renewable Energy Methods Effective?

Frontier | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech

So much weight is put on us needing to be greener and more efficient with how we produce our power. Fossil fuels are depleting, the world is changing and the focus now needs to be on living sustainably. In steps solar, wind, hydro and a whole host of other renewable sources, but how effective are they?

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

Struggling Animals - Endangered Species Day 2016

Frontier | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

World awareness days rarely come in as big a form as Endangered Species Day. It's a moment when all the examples of how disastrous the conditions of t...

Conservation and Brexit

Steve Backshall | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

Our membership of the EU is a huge subject, infinitely complex and potentially impacting every aspect of life. The environment is just one element, and neither I - nor any of the organisations I spoke to - believe in telling anyone how to vote. I will base my decision on what's important to me, I believe you should do the same.

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...