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.
Born Free has launched the Global Nature Recovery Investment Initiative (GNRII) aimed at bringing about the transformative changes needed to protect people and wildlife around the globe.
The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) outlined an innovative ‘One Health’ approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the group said would eliminate threats to human health by avoiding future devastating wildlife-related pandemics, while helping to stop the decline of ecosystems and reverse the extinction crisis facing wild animals and plants.
After years of uncertainty, England’s first wild breeding population of beavers for 400 years has been given the permanent right to remain in their East Devon river home.
A landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades.
Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino has passed away. on 19th March 2018 Sudan took his last breath, following age-related complications. These complications caused
Educating children is the key to improving the condition of the planet for future generations. Giving them the chance to see the mistakes of the generations before them, and empowering them to not only avoid those mistakes, but improve upon them, is an incredibly powerful tool.