Category Archive: Did you know?

Elixirs Of Death: Lessons From The Grave


Silent Spring revolutionised international attitude to pesticides. But 50 years on, have we lost touch with Rachel Carson’s legacy, and what could the future bring?

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A Meaty Issue


842 million people go undernourished in the world every day, largely down to discrepancies in food utilisation, access, and availability: the three components defining food security.

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

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

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

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