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

Cycling and the law

Whilst cycling grips Britain in the wake of the olympic success, more and more novices are taking to the roads; in turn, there have been an increasing number of reports of deaths to… Continue reading

War VS Wildlife?

The revolutions of the Arab Spring, concerning developing nations in both North Africa and the Middle East, began in 2010 and are continuing through Syria today. Not disregarding the humanitarian concern in said… Continue reading

Review: Blackfish

Blackfish is an old, colloquial fishermen’s name for the orca or killer whale. Gabriela Cowperthwaite slowly reveals in this gripping and torturous docufilm that the ‘killer’ is not the monochrome whale himself, but… Continue reading

Fracking: why we’ve lost the war

You’ve heard it all over the internet, the news, and television; ‘fracking’ is causing a public furore in the UK. Whilst incurring protests, MP arrests, and a huge lobbying campaign, the war is dying… Continue reading

London’s cutest secret

Some of my previous posts discussed the common urban problem of city foxes. With the mammals happily thriving in the concrete jungle, I set up my camera trap in the nearby allotments to… Continue reading