I’m so pleased to share that our ‘Connections With Nature’ books have made it to Talek Mixed Day and Boarding School in the Maasai Mara.
One of the okapi’s most unusual features is its black tongue. In this guest post, David Crespo shares his theory on why the okapi’s tongue is this unusual colour…
As consumers’ habits turn to shopping more ethically and sustainably the availability of vegan-friendly and cruelty free skincare and cosmetics option has increased. But, shopping for cruelty free and vegan is not without it’s troubles, namely what ingredients should you look out for? How can you tell if an item is truly vegan or just cruelty free and what’s the difference?
Working in conservation has its setbacks. Hours are long, pay can be low — if you even manage to get paid work in this field in the first place — and the emotional toll can see you fraught with eco-anxiety, desperate to have super powers, and feeling like your messages just aren’t reaching enough people quick enough. This guest blog post from Jessie Panazzolo reminds us why we must make room for ‘conserving the conservationist’.
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.