Entries in wildlife (175)

Tuesday
Apr242018

Salmon Is More Than A Sushi  Ingredient

Image adapted from original by U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSalmon are an incredible species. Besides their pivotal role in the ecosystem and matter cycling, they are an important cultural symbol of some aboriginal communities where they bear spiritual meaning. However, wild salmon populations are declining due to habitat loss, overfishing and interbreeding with genetically modified fish escaping from farms.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Creating Man–Made Wildlife Corridors 

Image adapted from original by Qyd As the world’s population continues to expand, so does the volume of infrastructure and land required to support it. This can have a negative impact on wildlife species whose habitats can become separated by acres of inhospitable land.

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Wednesday
Mar282018

Three Courageous Women And Their Incredible  Journeys

Flickr | Francesco PasqualettiThe movie industry realizes the current demand for strong female characters. Therefore, several motion pictures have brushed up memoirs of women that have undergone incredible adventurous journeys.

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Wednesday
Mar282018

Tigers and Elephants Over Palm  Oil

Wikimedia Commons | A. C. ShapirTesso Nilo National Park, located in Sumatra, Indonesia is a biodiversity hotspot for mega fauna species including critically endangered Sumatran tigers and elephants. However this ecosystem is severely threatened by illegal logging and palm oil plantations.

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Monday
Mar262018

Traditional Chinese Medicine: No Miracle Cure for Endangered  Species

Flickr | Oregon State UniversityTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is having a profound impact on some of the world's most endangered animals. A huge number of people rely on this form of medicine which has existed for more than 3000 years.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

'Good' And 'Bad' Animals As Portrayed In The  Media

Flickr | AirwolfhoundAs animals cannot speak for themselves, their characterizations and descriptions of behaviour or values are always mediated through the perspective of humans. These can vary according to the interests, experience or views of a particular speaker.

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Monday
Mar192018

Conservation Efforts For The Asiatic  Cheetah

Wikimedia Commons | Behnam GhorbaniThe Asiatic cheetah is on the verge of extinction.  It is estimated that less than 50 Asiatic cheetahs remain in the wild. Historically they roamed throughout the Indian subcontinent through to Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Iran to the Arabian Peninsula and Syria.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

The Decline of the North Atlantic Right  Whale

Flickr | National Marine SanctuariesAfter rebounding in recent decades from the brink of extinction, today’s right whales now face a similar fate. An estimated 100 females remain in the whole population and scientists predict that if the current rate of mortality continues the species could become extinct in as little as 20 years...

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Friday
Mar092018

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The World's Big Cats? 

Flickr | William Warby

To celebrate last week's World Wildlife Day, this week's focus is all about Big Cat conservation. How well do you know your lion from your tiger? Test your knowledge!

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Monday
Feb192018

Top 5 Largest Nature Reserves 

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) are responsible for defining the categories which determine whether an area should be included in the official list of protected areas...

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Sebastião Salgado: A Father of a  Forest

Wikimedia | Fernando Frazão/Agência BrasilSebastião Salgado is a world renowned photojournalist, having captured images from every corner of the earth; he has a collection that spans 45 years. His monochrome images have been noted as a documentation of the human condition, delivering striking images of life in over 120 countries, finding the most unsettling, poignant, eye-opening and perspective-altering shots. They display lives we would not otherwise have known of.  

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Thursday
Feb012018

What Else Can We Learn About Our  Oceans?

Flickr | Michio MorimotoWe have known for a long time that we don’t know a lot of things. One of the fundamental fears of being human is the need to know everything about our world and our place in it.

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Wednesday
Dec132017

British Seabird  Decline

The UK is recognized as an important hub for the world’s seabird populations. For example, British shores are home to 90% of the world’s great skua population. Other species that can be found along the coast of the UK include the kittiwake, the northern gannet and the charismatic puffin to name a few but their numbers are in decline.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Tuesday
Dec052017

Turkey's Turtle Haven 

This year alone, roughly 500,000 baby turtles made it out to sea after hatching on beaches in Turkey. The Forestry and Waters Affairs Minister claimed that Turkey had the highest number of nesting sites for the endangered Caretta caretta turtles. This means a huge responsibility in protecting the species.

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