#Conservation

The Time For An Ivory Ban Is Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Never has the time been more right for a full domestic ivory ban in the UK. At a time when the Government is already facing a wave of criticism over its manifesto-breaking National Insurance tax hike, all eyes are on its double manifesto pledge of pressing for a 'total ban on the ivory trade'.

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.

The Philosophy Of Conservation

Frontier | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

There are many branches of philosophy, within which an entire web focuses on how we humans think and feel about the natural world. Yet, despite severa...

How One Of The Smallest Countries Became A Eco Leader

Phillip Othen | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

From its age-old traditions advancing into the modern era alongside magical mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is nothing short of enchanting. With a p...

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Volunteering Abroad

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Georgina Wilson-Powell

No matter how old you are, spending time working abroad and helping a local community or environment, is always worth doing. But how do you make sure you get the most of out of the trip and ensure the projects you're working on make a real difference?

Poachers Take Hostages And Kill Rhinos In 'Vicious Attack' On Animal Orphanage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Poachers killed two rhinos and took staff hostage in a “vicious attack” at an animal orphanage in South Africa. Two baby rhinos, who had already l...

World Whale Day 2017: An Update On Mass Strandings

Frontier | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Frontier

In recognition of world whale day tomorrow this article covers one of the stranger and sadder phenomenon in the cetacean world. Last Thursday, Februa...

How To: Avoid Palm Oil

Frontier | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Frontier

The destruction of the palm oil industry has been highlighted in recent years, with plantations taking up vast areas of rainforest slashed and burned ...

Eye-Wateringly Huge Alligator ‘Humpback’ Videobombs Family In Florida Nature Park

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

This is the moment a 12-ft long alligator blithely videobombed a family at a Florida wildlife park. Kim Joiner posted the clip of the beast strolling ...

Investing In The Countryside

Ross Murray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

What will life be like for people living and working in the countryside in the year 2030? As the impacts of climate change become increasingly obvious...

HS2 To Claim Central London's Last Hedgehog Stronghold Thanks To House Of Lords Ruling

Tanya Perdikou | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Tanya Perdikou

Last year, by the light of a spring moon, I spent a night creeping the flowerbeds and secluded corners of London's Regent's Park. Until the early hour...

Dear Gracie, I'd Love For You To Be Part Of The Biggest Conservation Success Story In Our Time

Anna Friel | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Anna Friel

2016 has been a terrible year in many ways and seen so many special people leave this earth but for the first time in conservation history, we've seen an increase in wild tigers. Your favourite animal.

Respect Your Elders - Why Our Ancient Woods Deserve Better

Matt Daw | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Like many environmental campaigners I often find myself turning to economic arguments to explain the value of trees and woods to society. Trees perfor...

Three Holiday Mind-Sets Ethical Wildlife Tourists Need To Be Aware Of

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neil D’Cruze

Last month, I was ecstatic to hear that TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, and its ticket sales company, Viator, had decided that they will no longer sell tickets to hundreds of tourist attractions that are widely accepted as harmful to the wild animals involved.

Not Everyone Is Sure The World's Largest Marine Park In Antarctica Is A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech

A deal to create the world’s largest marine park in Antarctica has been brokered by delegates from 24 nations and the EU. The Ross Sea Marine Prote...

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.