Tag Archive: conservation

Review: Virunga

Mining, murder, and mountain gorillas: Virunga National Park


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.

Does money grow on trees? The debate continues

‘Natural Capital’ is populating the news, sparking moral debates, bringing conservationists to the edge of their seats: the choice to commodify something we have evolved with for centuries? Back in March I wrote this little… Continue reading

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

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