To Bet Or Not To Bet: Grand National 2014


‘The ultimate test of horse and rider‘ returns this year on Saturday 5th April. Run since the mid-1800s, the Grand National at Aintree comprises a heavy 16 fence course run over 4 miles, featuring notorious… Continue reading

Does Money Grow on Trees?


The answer is no. Of course, you can save money by growing (and selling) your own produce, as guerilla gardener Ron Finley told us. Stake holders have been trying to decipher how much our environment… Continue reading

Hugh’s Fish Fight Continues…


Since Fight Fight series one, TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has returned to remind everyone what we are fighting for. His inspirational campaign was a success, and European international fishing law was changed. We… Continue reading

10 Sites for Biology Graduates


So you’ve graduated with a degree in biology, zoology, or environmental studies (or alike). Some of your friends are off to start phDs, whilst others have graduate placements at ecological consultancy firms. Everyone… Continue reading

National Nest Box Week


What is National Nest Box Week? National Nest Box Week (NNBW), organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), is spreading the word this February, encouraging the general public to put up nest… Continue reading

Tackling Tradition for Royal Reputation


This week The Guardian slated HRH Prince William for taking part in a pheasant shooting in Spain, shortly before joining the World Wildlife Symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London, where the… Continue reading

The Tallest Debate Of 2014


Why do we have zoos? You must stop and ask yourself, what is the purpose of a zoo? Commercial profits, regional tourism, and awareness of biodiversity are just a few.  Over 700 million… Continue reading

Backpacking Madagascar


Madagascar is a land of purple leaves, bugs with long necks, and stunted trees. Lying off the East coast of Mozambique, Madagascar is fondly referred to by some as the ‘Galapagos of Africa’;… Continue reading

Princes and ministers unite at illegal trade summit


On February 12th and 13th, ministers from around the world will come together in London to discuss the illegal wildlife trade, estimated to be worth a staggering £11.5 billion. Amongst those in attendance,… Continue reading

Review: The Aye-aye and I – Gerald Durrell


Gerald Durrell, the comedic naturalist famed for his witty tales of animal encounters during his colonial upbringing, tells the tale of an Expedition to Madagascar in 1992. During the trip, funded by various… Continue reading