Should we rely on science to inform policy?


Today marks the start of the badger cull Round 2. The hugely controversial cull of a British Icon has sparked debate across the nation, and many contend that science has not been the basis… Continue reading

September: Get Employed?


September swings around, unexpectedly again. With it, the familiar sense of anxiety that accompanies the new academic year. However, I have noticed a (probably not) unusual number of entry-level jobs, courses, and opportunities… Continue reading

Review: Stories For Our Children – The World in 2050


With the world falling apart at the seams, inspiring the next generation to act is of upmost importance. Published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in 2010, ‘Stories for our children: the… Continue reading

Tick Slap Tock Chop Warble: ID’ing bats in the field


What are you lot doing? Are there really bats in this park!? Are you serious? Oh god where’s my dog! Bats often conjure ideas of blood sucking parasites, evil night flying creatures, squealing… Continue reading

Western Australia to Cull Endangered Sharks


Shark attacks have caused deaths in 7 people over the last 3 years. In a bid to reduce the possibility of attack, the Western Australian (WA) government is proposing that the Shark Drum… Continue reading

The Future of Conservation?


With populations on the rise, issues such as habitat loss, invasive species, and overexploitation are following suit. As technology and research advance alongside, we are hopeful that solutions to just some of these… Continue reading

Citizen Science for the Critically Endangered


The critically endangered european eel, Anguilla anguilla, is a mysterious animal whose life history is of great curiosity. Larvae are spawned in the Sargasso Sea, particular for it’s clear calm waters, before drifting towards Europe. Across… Continue reading

One Hundred Asiatic Cheetahs


Iran is a country of deserts and mountains, sand-cats and sea-wolves, and cheetahs that live in the snow. It is also a conservation pioneer, with active environmentalist groups inspiring the war torn nations… Continue reading

Is there a future for sustainable palm oil?


The international production of palm oil threatens wild habitats, communities, and global biodiversity. Plantations cause fragmentation and forest degradation in habitats that harbour endangered sumatran tigers, orangutans, and other vulnerable species. The development… Continue reading

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