Monthly Archive: March, 2013

Review: Project Nim


Directed by the James Marsh – maker of the Academy Award-winning ‘Man on Wire’ – Project Nim (2011) tells the story of an unsettling attempt at the domestication of, and communication with, a… Continue reading

A Quick Consumer Guide to Ethical-Eating


More and more people are getting involved in the environmental movement. Many are starting by making informed decisions about what to buy and where, with the switch from the corrupt, profit-driven corporate supermarkets, to… Continue reading

Let’s kill all our pets?


Since the recent story regarding the boy whose hand was mauled by a ‘fox’ in South London,  urban animals are bearing the brunt of human anger in our contemporary environmental news stories. Today, a… Continue reading

Review: Jane Goodall – In The Shadow Of Man


In The Shadow Of Man tells the story of the beginnings of Jane Goodall’s primate passion, when she was asked to take part in a study in the Gombe Stream region of the… Continue reading

Illegal animal trade?


The CITES Convention 2013 is currently underway; the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. Hot topics so far have included overfishing of sharks, elephants in… Continue reading

Hugh’s Fish Fight


In early 2013, River Cottage TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall aired 3 episodes on Channel 4 about the state of the world’s oceans, highlighting the threats that global fish populations face from over-fishing, trawlers,… Continue reading

Save our ladybirds!


The harlequin ladybird first crawled into our living rooms in the winter of 2004, and has been racing its way across the UK ever since. The species outcompetes (and cannibalises) native ladybird species,… Continue reading

Urban foxes: what’s the deal?


Urban foxes are a common occurrence in cities and suburbs. I’m used to seeing them around the streets near my home in London. The foxes are not from the country; they are indeed… Continue reading