Wildlife Conservation

The Government Must Take Opportunity To Close Ivory Market

Alexander Rhodes | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Rhodes

Elephants have dominated recent headlines as the world wakes up to the threat they face. From the latest data revealing a shocking decline in global p...

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...

Zongoloni's Story of Hope

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Terrified, grief stricken, lonely, confused, frightened and hungry, emotions and situations we would never wish our own child to have to go through, and yet Zongoloni is one of many elephant calves orphaned in this way, because of ivory poaching.

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

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 Flyway of Death That Shames Europe

David Cox | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
David Cox

The Brexiteers complain that Brussels dictates our destiny. Wildlife enthusiasts might wish that its conservation arm would do just that. In fact, the EU's priorities lie elsewhere and its conservation capabilities are thoroughly limited at national level. Leaving the European Union will not save our wildlife, but neither, it seems, will remaining inside.

Bear Cub Who Lost Paw In Poacher's Snare Uses Snout To Help Her Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE Heartbreaking footage shows a young bear cub struggling to walk and having to use her nose as a crutch after losing her fr...

Fewer Rhinos Were Poached Last Year, But Should We Be Celebrating?

Rob Brandford | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Official figures released in South Africa have shown a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached in 2015. In the first decline since 2007, offic...

What Wins for Wildlife Could We See in 2016?

Rob Brandford | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Last year, we witnessed some incredible highs but also some terrible lows for Africa's wildlife. From lions to elephants, rhinos to vultures, we read ...

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.

A Call Out to Creative Minds - Can You Think for Tigers?

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech
Neil D’Cruze

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection are looking to combine both original thinking and citizen science into a single initiative. Specifically, we are calling out to the world's most creative minds - "Can you think for tigers?"

Stick Your Neck Out To Save The Giraffes

Frontier | Posted 16.11.2016 | 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...

The Elephant's Only Predator

Frontier | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

Elephants have no natural predators, yet they are now endangered. The closest thing to a predator is lions preying on the youngsters of a herd. So why has the elephant population shrunk so far the species is in danger of being extinct? As so often, the answer is humans.

Bleeding Hearts & Good Intentions Kill Wildlife

Brad Linzy | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK
Brad Linzy

Anytime there is a picture of a game hunter with a lion, the internet blows up with well-meaning, but ultimately wrong-headed reactions. Some of the more disgusting commentary threatens violence against humans.

5 Facts About Orcas 

Frontier | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Frontier

There are Resident Orcas which are the most commonly seen in the Pacific East. They travel in strong, cohesive family pods and eat mainly fish but on occasion squid. They are creatures of habit and visit the same locations continuously.

Badger Culling - The Total and Abject Failure of a Politically-Motivated Policy

Mark Jones | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

After two years, the government's own results clearly show the pilot culls have failed to deliver on either effectiveness or humaneness.

The Death Knell Sounds for the World's Smallest Porpoise

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

If this pint-sized porpoise does become extinct, it means that we will have discovered and exterminated the smallest of the cetaceans in less than a human lifetime. Its imperilled status has long been of concern and its main threat well established as incidental capture in fishing nets, sometimes called 'bycatch'.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 at Natural History Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its fiftieth year. It is a global showcase of the very best nature photographs and I was absolutely blown away by the finalists on show in a stunning and moving display of their work at the Natural History Museum.

How to Avoid Hurting Animals With Ecotourism

Frontier | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Frontier

What does it means to be a responsible tourist and why someone should consider their trip from an environmental perspective, and try to ensure what they do abroad and how they get there is sustainable?

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I consider my relationship with nature as a long and unfolding conversation, like learning a language that I can never master. And this conversation is never dull. Like most discourses, it only improves with time and age, to reach a point where a constant connection evolves and grows, with almost daily realisations.

Why Whaling Refuses to Die

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

There was a time when the fight to save the whales was at the forefront of environmental concerns. Sadly, this is no longer true and, as we approach the next meeting of the International Whaling Commission a little later this month, it is worth reflecting on the dilemmas now facing those who continue to oppose whaling for profit.

Teaching, Diving and Looking for Lemurs in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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).

Tourism Could Save Borneo's Threatened Orangutans, But Cuddling Them Wont

Justin Francis | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Borneo. Just the name conjures up images of remote river expeditions through steamy rainforest in search of the most famous of its inhabitants, the orangutan. And despite opening up to tourism significantly in recent years, vast tracts of this island (particularly the Indonesian state of Kalimantan) are still a lost world in tourism terms