#Conservation

The Australia Habitat Crisis

Frontier | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Australia still carries an image of a largely untamed landscape and extreme wilderness. In that way it still goes hand in hand with our view of the Arctic regions, much of Africa and the Amazon. Maybe it's an 'A' thing? Anyway, unfortunately Australia hasn't avoided the seemingly relentless march of habitat loss, destruction and the problems caused by changing environment.

Three Men Arrested After British Conservationist Pilot Is Killed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK

Three men have been arrested after a British pilot was shot dead while on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania. Englishman Roger Gower, 37, was hel...

The One Place to Visit If You Care About Conservation

Catherine Capon | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

Madagascar was the land that time forgot, a mirror into the prehistoric. Its separation from Africa 135 million years ago and India 88 million years later created an unparalleled experiment in biodiversity.

The Small Changes You Can Make to Help the Planet

Frontier | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

These sorts of articles have peppered the web for years now. Do this and don't do that to save the planet. Part of what turns people away though is ...

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political cor...

The Day I Became a Mermaid

Catherine Capon | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

This date was perfect. As I let my eyes roam over his beautifully lined and whiskered face, warmth radiated in the depths of my stomach despite our chilly rendezvous location. His size made me feel tiny but in no way vulnerable.

Musings On Markets

Steve Backshall | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK
Steve Backshall

The discovery of new mammals (other than bats and rats) is pretty rare nowadays, but in 2012, scientists identified a new flying squirrel after it was found in a market in Laos. New primates are found even more rarely, but photos taken in Jakarta's Ngawi market in 2009, led to the declaration of a new species of monkey called the golden crowned langur.

Exotic Pets - Not Just For Christmas

Catherine Capon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Now I am sure that there are many owners who treat their exotic pets wonderfully but in my opinion these animals are not meant to be domesticated. The joy of a monkey or parrot cannot be seen when caged. It is seeing these creatures in their natural environment that brings the wonder and awe of the animal kingdom to us.

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

Frontier | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Frontier

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa's favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

In the Lion of Fire

Caitlin Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Caitlin Hamilton

On July 1, Cecil, Zimbabwe's iconic and magnificent adult male African lion, was brutally shot and murdered in the name of sport. On December 5, a pr...

Outrage As Pride Of Lions Made Famous By BBC's Big Cat Diary Are Poisoned

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A pride of lions that became household names after featuring on the BBC's Big Cat Diary have been poisoned in Kenya's Masai Mara reserve. The lions...

Moving Pictures Show Just How Far Prince Harry Has Come In His Bid To Protect Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

A moving picture of Prince Harry hugging an elephant in his fight against the poaching industry shows just how far the royal has come in his conservat...

Shifting Shores: How to Cope With Our Changing Coast

Gwen Potter | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

The 'power' of nature is everywhere - volcanoes bursting from beneath the earth's crust, lightning turning the world white for a split second or a lio...

Stick Your Neck Out To Save The Giraffes

Frontier | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Frontier

Conservation has increased in importance over the last years. More organisations and governments are getting involved in raising awareness and supporting wildlife conservation. One of the animals which have caught their attention is the giraffe...

Swimming With Sharks - Who Wants to Join Me?

Catherine Capon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Photographs by Joe Platko Before this year, I had never (knowingly) shared the water with a shark. In fact, I will admit that I was one of those peop...

It's Time to Take Action on Lead Ammunition

Alex Cunningham | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

As we move deep into autumn, it's clear that the UK hunting and shooting season is upon us again and the many differing views on its merits or otherwise are much expressed...

Biggest Great White Shark Ever Caught On Camera Dwarfs Divers In Astonishing Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

This is the moment that a group of film makers came face to face with the biggest Great White shark ever caught on camera. The 20ft shark - named ...

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

Frontier | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK
Frontier

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have four years of life left'. You...

The State of Nature

Steve Backshall | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

To the Government, I say - we are waiting for you to read this report, take note and act on its recommendations. Come back with the details of your 25-year plan. People and nature need you to make it a great one.

Princess Michael Defends Saying Animals 'Don't Have Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Princess Michael of Kent has defended her controversial statement that animals "don't have rights". The animal lover - who is the patron of seven a...

Cecil the Lion: Anthropocentrism and Animal Welfare

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Kennedy

Many thousands of words (at least!) have been written about the killing of the famous lion by the dentist Walter Palmer, yet there is still much to le...

Cecil The Lion's Killer Speaks Out, Doesn't Rule Out Future Hunts

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist accused of killing Cecil the Lion says he intends to return to work this week, as he refuses to rule out attending...

These Mutilated Lions Rescued From Circuses Are One Step Closer To Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

After years of being trapped behind bars, confined in small spaces and forced to perform to crowds, 33 lions will soon be airlifted to safety to start...

Monterey Bay

Steve Backshall | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

Every day the team and I were out at sea in the bay we recorded vast shoals of baitfish, as well as a deeper layer of the crustacean krill that seemed everlasting. At night we dived amongst gargantuan shoals of market squid, here to spawn in their hundreds of tonnes.