An extract from Chloé Valerie Harmsworth’s nature diary. In it she explores her local green spaces through the seasons, identifying and recording flora and fauna, and reflecting on numerous subjects.
In 2018, the UK’s first zoological biobank was awarded £1 million to give researchers across the UK access to tissues, cells and DNA from endangered species and other wildlife, which can be used in their research and for conservation planning. In this guest post, Anamika Menon explores the role of biobanks and cryogenically preserving genetic materials for conversation and research.
Since the 1500s more than 133 UK species have become fully extinct within the UK, with many more currently at threat of going extinct. Many of these animals, surprisingly, are ones that you may even find in your garden throughout Britain.
Once upon a time, largely rural human cultures valued foxes because they ate crop-ravishing mice. Mechanization condensed the amount of land needed for cultivation; technology provided pesticides to kill mice. Now country foxes, out-of-work and homeless, have emigrated to town, where they are again expected to earn their keep…
Petra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A magnificent and unparalleled place for sure. At the same time, you get a sense of how Petra’s working animals are treated.
Our planet itself is simply a giant ecosystem, made up of smaller ones. Sometimes, under the constant threats and pressures that come hand-in-hand with facing a climate crisis and major global biodiversity loss, one can be forgiven for losing sight of where it all began — and in fact, where it all ends.
On Republic Day 2021 in India, I’m delighted to share this guest blog from Wildlife Blogger Crowd member, Nishand Venugopal, about his incredible experience exploring Ranthambore National Park in search of Tigers and other native wildlife…
Whether you’re thinking of beginning your plastic-reduced lifestyle as a New Year’s Resolution, or are already well on the way to a zero waste existence, it never hurts to see what changes others are making too. I’m pleased to be sharing this guest post from Donald Giddings, Founder of Green Living Zone, in which he demonstrates how reducing in our use of non-essential plastic is something we can all strive to achieve in 2021.
Sikkim is one of the richest birding areas of its size anywhere in the world, making it a much loved destination for birders. Find out more…
In this guest post, Grady explores how, despite getting a bad rap, landscape photography images shared on social media have tremendous potential to mobilize conservation efforts and increase awareness of the threats facing our natural landscape.