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Whale shark butcher at work. Photo: Wildlife Risk.

World's largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in China

Sophie Morlin-Yron

3rd February 2014

The world's biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It's products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. more...

UK Government fails to take wildlife crime seriously

April 24th, 2013

by Simon Pope

Simon Pope, Director of Campaigns and Communications for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, questions why the UK government is so far behind other global powers when it comes to tackling the illegal wildlife trade. more...
wolves

Shades of gray: America's wolf dilemma

11tth March, 2013

Jim Wickens

Reviled by ranchers and fawned over by conservationists, the Gray wolf is highly controversial in the US. Jim Wickens travels to Montana and Wyoming to unravel the complex arguments surrounding plans to cull the animals

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Shades of gray: shedding new light on the Rocky Mountain wolf wars

5th March, 2013

Jim Wickens

In the lead up to broadcast of the next Link TV/Ecologist film, Shades of Gray, Jim Wickens introduces the thorny issues surrounding wolf culling in the US more...

Cayman Islands under fire over 'factory farming' of sea turtles

Ecologist

10th January, 2013

The tropical tourist destination is at the centre of a dispute over the farming of green sea turtles after animal welfare campaigners launched a campaign to shut the world's only facility rearing the animals for human consumption more...
Worker's torture a recently captured baby elephant.

VIDEO: UK tourists fuelling brutal live elephant trade between Burma & Thailand

The Ecologist

23rd July, 2012

An illegal cross-border trade in endangered wild Asian elephants to serve Thailand's tourist industry is threatening the future of the species, an undercover investigation by the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) has revealed more...
ethical jewellery

Ethical jewellery: what to ask and what to buy

Amy Hall

24th April, 2012

From blood diamonds to mining with cyanide, bling is a big problem for the planet. But as Amy Hall explains, clued-up consumers mean greener gems more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
Into the wild: getting to grips with primal fitness

Wild at heart: getting to grips with primal fitness

Hazel Sillver

24th January, 2012

Fed up of slaving in the gym? Wild Fitness’ emphasis on natural movement of the sort our ancestors would have used could be just what you need. Get in touch with your inner caveman more...
ZIMBABWE

On patrol with Zimbabwe's wildlife defenders: the last hope for black rhinos?

Ruth Styles

1st December, 2011

The illegal wildlife trade threatens Zimbabwe's black rhinos with decimation. Ruth Styles reports on the Malilangwe Trust and safari company Singita's attempts to reverse the decline
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KIM WOLHUTER

Q&A: Wildlife documentary filmmaker, Kim Wolhuter

Ruth Styles

30th November, 2011

Playing with hyenas, hunting with cheetahs and running with wild dogs is all in a day's work for Kim Wolhuter. He tells Ruth Styles why he does it more...
Marine Protected Areas

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...

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home brew

How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...
smallholder

Smallholding: the basics

Gervase Poulden

18th October, 2011

From sheep to spinach, Gervase Poulden has the skinny on how to make your smallholding dreams a reality more...
Skipjack tuna

Experts hail world's first 'sustainable industrial fishery' for tuna

Chris Pala

16th July, 2011

Support from UK supermarkets to phase out tuna caught with damaging fishing gear could make the Western Pacific tuna the world's first sustainable industrial fishery more...
wildflowers

Five of the best…British wildflowers

Jeff Holman

1st July, 2011

From Viper’s Bugloss to Field Scabious, a scattering of wildflowers can help turn your garden into a haven for wildlife, says Jeff Holman more...
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: conservation travel can help save endangered wildlife

Deborah Bassett

29th June, 2011

Marine biologist, lecturer, ocean ambassador and founder of several conservation initiatives, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols speaks to Deborah Bassett about the benefits of wildlife tourism, saving baby turtle eggs and an 112 day trek along the US west coast more...
Seasoning wood

How to ensure a warmer winter by seasoning your firewood

Jonathan Rouse

17th September, 2010

Drying wood properly can increase the energy it releases when burned. Read on for The Ecologist's guide to ensuring your Yuletide logs are as fuel-efficient as possible more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Migratory animals and birds face a new battle for survival

Eifion Rees

26th October, 2010

Some of nature's most majestic creatures are migratory, but their future in a changing world is far from certain, as a stunning new book of photographs makes clear more...

Study identifies more than 1 million ocean species

Alok Jha, Guardian science and environment correspondent

5th October, 2010

The Census of Marine Life is finally complete after a decade of work by 2,700 scientists from 80 countries

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Atlantic bluefin tuna

UK joins calls for ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna trade

Ecologist

5th February, 2010

The UK has joined growing European support for Atlantic Bluefin tuna to be declared an endangered species to prevent collapse more...
Buying veg at a farmers' market

Farmers' markets, coops and repair shops will seed the new economy

Tim Jackson

26th January, 2010

It's called the 'Cinderella economy'. You know it as the local, sustainable businesses that don't make the GDP figures soar, but do provide jobs and glue communities together... more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
young business-minded people

10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...
Alaskan sockeye salmon

Protecting wild salmon from pollution

Laura Sevier

16th July, 2009

Alaska's long-standing wild salmon-fishing industry could be under threat from large-scale mining development more...

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