Conservation

One Of The Fastest And Most Dramatic Extinctions Ever Seen...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

London Zoo will stop the clock on its Victorian bird house today at noon to mark 100 years since the death of a passenger pigeon called Martha. Mar...

Ecuador's Eco-Ethos Sets the Standard For Responsible Tourism - But Is It Under Threat?

Justin Francis | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Ecuador's underlying ethos is a good one, one which could provide a blueprint of responsibility and sustainability for the rest of the world to follow. But as oil demands increase, the emphasis on environmental protection faces huge threats.

Lion Totally Steals The Show In This Video To Promote World Lion Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It's World Lion Day on 10 August - we know, it comes around earlier every year - and here's 'the lion whisperer' Kevin Richardson to tell us all about...

Three Things That We Can Learn About Sustainable Development From Madagascar

Laura Robson | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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.

Teaching, Diving and Looking for Lemurs in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

It took me a week to get used to the environment, as even though I liked the food, I struggled to eat much, though I soon got my appetite back to its usual size once I had adjusted to the climate and my malaria pills. Anyway despite my lack of energy I still enjoyed the quick intro into PADI (I found that I was at a slight advantage as I had already started working through the book).

Greenpeace Have Made The Most Upsetting Lego Film Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Greenpeace has made a shocking/touching/impactful/sad video about Lego's partnership with Shell and it's fair to say that it pretty much squashes any ...

Cheerleader Has Great Defence For Shooting Rare African Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Kendall Jones, the cheerleader who shoots rare African animals and posts the pictures to Facebook, has hit back at her critics, insisting killing the ...

Tigers About the House: Cute But Sending the Wrong Message?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Last week millions tuned in to watch the BBC's Tigers About the House, featuring British born Giles Clark, a zoo keeper from Australia Zoo in Queensland. Mass 'awws', 'ooohs' and smiles filled the nation as tiger cubs Spot and Stripe playfully and rather adorably fed from the hands of their carer at home.

Volunteer Stories: Marine Conservation and Diving in Tanzania

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I chose the Frontier Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving project as I am already a PADI Divemaster and very passionate about diving. I really wanted to take part in a project which incorporated this and also let me expand my knowledge of the marine world.

Endangered Species - Oh How Things Have Changed... Or Not

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Care for the Wild is 30 years old this year, and has spent three decades trying to rescue, protect and defend wildlife. Like many others, we've fought hard to stop animals becoming extinct. Surely after all that time and effort, the battle should have been won by now? Apparently not.

The Multiple Challenges for Global Food Security

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Professor Gilligan was speaking on Global Food Security at a Gates Conversation earlier this week. The session was part of a new series of academic conversations that allow Gates Cambridge Scholars to interact with leading thinkers on major issues spanning a variety of disciplines.

Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Frontier

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching, Diving and Wildlife in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Madagascar is a place like no other. I never knew much about it until I stumbled over the Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife and Diving project on the Frontier website. I don't really know why I chose that project, it just happened. Next thing I knew I was on the plane to Nosy Be.

Conservation Is Necessary for Food Security

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Given that humanity needs both food security and forests, how do we address these two seemingly conflicting needs? A first step is to recognise that the dichotomy between conserving forests and achieving food security is a false one.

Volunteer Stories: Experiencing South Africa

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I wanted to travel to Africa because my dad is South African and had lived there for most of his life. He talks about the things he'd experienced which made me want to go! The South African experience, for me, looked perfect! Doing voluntary work, but also travelling combined with a set route made me at ease because I like to have a plan.

I Love Giraffes Too, but Killing Baby Marius Was the Best Thing Copenhagen Zoo Could Do

Victoria Martindale | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

The news that a baby giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo has been shot dead has provoked a storm of worldwide protest. Wildlife enthusiasts are described as 'saddened', animal rights campaigners are furious and petitions are flying around social media demanding the zoo's closure. But not me.

Why Did Longleat Euthanise Six Lions?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

A British safari park has defended killing six of its lions, because of a 40% increase in new cubs, after a worldwide outcry. Longleat Safari Park,...

'World's Largest' Shark Slaughterhouse Found In China

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Environmental activists claim to have to discovered the world's largest shark slaughterhouse, providing meat from the endangered animals for soup, hea...

The Hanging of a Lion in an Indonesian Zoo is the Hanging of Global Conservation

Victoria Martindale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Shocking news has emerged this week that a lion was found hanged in an Indonesian zoo. If you think what's happened to this poor creature is bad, the fact is its happening to every zoo animal. Death prowls the shadows of every zoo.

The Next Weapon In The Fight Against Poaching? Drones.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Drones are not just for watching, killing and generally making people feel uneasy, they can also be put to much good use. A San Francisco startup h...

Djala's Homecoming and the Way Ahead for Conservation

Damian Aspinall | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Damian Aspinall

A few months ago a magnificent silverback gorilla called Djala took his first footsteps back on African soil 30 years after his family was massacred by hunters... The infant Djala was found tortured, starving, chained and close to death by conservationists. He was helicoptered out of the jungle - HIS homeland - and taken on a life changing journey...

Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare?

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

Broken bones, crushed internal organs, limb loss, suffocation, dehydration, starvation, malnutrition, disease, chronic stress and fear. These are just some of the concerning injuries and conditions that are experienced by animals associated with wildlife trade.

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Frontier

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation & Diving

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everyone should come here to dive with or without previous experience. There are crazy cool anemone fish, octopi, turtles, eels, etc. and my new favourite fish, Morish Idles. There is not much missing from an experience like this. Not only have I learned a lot while having the time of my life, but I have improved my level as a diver which is a great feeling.

I'm an Animal Lover but Welcome News That the Escaped Wolves From Colchester Zoo Are Dead

Victoria Martindale | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Not to want to see these wolves dead is ultimately to want to see them returned to captivity and a life sentence of imprisonment. Those protestors are as guilty of animal cruelty as the zoo keepers themselves who exploit animals for human pleasure in the first place.