#Conservation

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.

The Environmental Impact Of The Olympics

Frontier | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

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
Frontier

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
Frontier

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
Frontier

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
Frontier

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
Frontier

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...