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Bluefin tuna

Why the failure of the bluefin tuna summit is bad for people and the environment

James Thornton

30th November, 2010

The ICCAT summit on bluefin tuna was stained by a lack of transparency, allegations of illegality and disturbing examples of financial interests trampling over environmental concerns, says James Thornton

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Harrison Ford on the illegal wildlife trade

The Ecologist

25th November,2010

Tigers - subject of this month's unprecedented conservation summit in St Petersburg - are just one species being devastated by the illegal wildlife trade, as this unique advert featuring the Indiana Jones star explains more...
A wind turbine on argicultural land

Written charter for land use vital for 'Big Society' management of natural resources

Kara Moses

23rd November,2010

A written charter for land use must be adopted to best manage England’s land resources as part of the 'Big Society', according to academics from the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme more...
Stiperstones scene

'Futurescapes': how a Shropshire land manager rewrote the conservation rulebook

Dan Box

14th September 2010

With a new coalition government the opportunities for fresh thinking about managing the UK countryside are vast, reports Dan Box. And the Stiperstones nature reserve is providing plenty of inspiration... more...

Urban birdlife: encouraging peregrine falcons in London

Helen Babbs

24th August, 2010

Forget bats in the belfry, there are peregrines on the Houses of Parliament - not to mention a growing number of other high-profile places around the capital more...
Ecuadorian Rainforest

Ecuador offers to leave rainforest oil in the ground for $3.6 billion

Ecologist

5th August, 2010

Ecuador seeks $3.6 billion from international donors to protect species-rich rainforest reserve from oil exploration more...
Botanic Gardens: Modern-Day Arks front cover

Why botanic gardens are key to our future

Sara Oldfield

14th June, 2010

The unsung heroes of conservation, botanic gardens are quietly acting as 'arks' for our planets endangered plant species. And we should be very glad they are too... more...
A bulldozer

What is biodiversity offsetting and how would it work?

Tom Levitt

9th June, 2010

European observers say it is going to be as ‘big as the carbon market’, but is buying a licence to cause ecological damage a sound strategy? Tom Levitt investigates more...
Barn owl in Kent

How to get involved in wildlife conservation

Laura Sevier

27th May 2010

From joining campaigns groups to making your garden more wildlife friendly, there are many ways to get involved with saving the natural world. Read on for inspiration... more...
gorilla

Wildlife conservation repeatedly ignores the needs of the poor

Dilys Roe

19th May, 2010

Gorillas, elephants, tigers - icons of philanthropy and generosity in the west, but also symbols of the damage that modern conservation can inflict on the less industrialised world more...
Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall: I'm not going to fight for animal rights

Laura Sevier

12th April, 2010

The renowned primatologist and conservationist on the need for scientific empathy, the impact of economic development, and why children give her hope for the future more...
Red eyed tree frog

Red List of endangered species needs to be tripled, say ecologists

Ecologist

9th April, 2010

Current conservation list criticised for being biased towards vertebrates and neglecting most plants, fungi and invertebrates more...

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How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...
Among the Great Apes

Among the Great Apes by Paul Raffaele

Grace ter Haar

2nd March, 2010

Exploring the lives and behaviour of our close ancestors and the threats they face, this book makes a compelling case for their protection more...

CASE STUDY: Saving the black poplar

Hannah Davey

25th February, 2010

The native black poplar tree is now rarer than the giant panda with only 2,500 specimens remaining in Britain. The Crown Estate's conservation program aims to reinstate them more...
Treeplanting on Knoydart

How to start a university eco society

Nicholas Bruschi

14th January, 2010

Eleven easy steps to get you started - from picking your committee and spreading the word to making it fun and worthwhile more...

How to fix a leaky tap

Sian Berry

5th January, 2010

Fixing a tap could help save tens of thousands of litres of clean water in a year, and save yourself money in the process. In her new book, Mend It!, Siân Berry explains how more...

Fight climate change as a recruit in BTCV's Carbon Army

Emma Bocking

11th December, 2009

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers has created a 'Carbon Army' with marching order for hands-on action during the Copenhagen summit 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...
Last Chance to See...

Last Chance to See: Q & A with Mark Carwardine

Laura Sevier

7th September, 2009

'Last Chance to See', a new BBC series fronted by Stephen Fry and naturalist Mark Carwardine, seeks out six 'wacky and weird' endangered species more...
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CASE STUDY: using livestock to manage the countryside

Dixe Wills

2nd February, 2009

With her free-ranging flock of conservation grazers, Britain's only close shepherd is resurrecting a greener way to manage the countryside. Dixe Wills reports more...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops more...
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CASE STUDY: local, sustainable fishing from bait to plate

Carol Trewin

1st February, 2007

Many global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse but, nearer home, Cornish fishermen have found a sustainable way of earning a living. more...
Skomer Island

Secret getaway: Skomer Island

Eifion Rees

17th September, 2009

Want to mix a little conservation with your holiday? Volunteering on Skomer Island, a haven for seabirds and nature lovers, is a rewarding experience says Eifion Rees

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The Elephant's Tale by Lauren St John

Beth Dillon

16th September, 2009

The latest in St John's series of children's books focusing on the adventures of a young girl in Africa, the Elephant's Tale helps bring the realities of conservation to a new audience. Who better to review it than a nine-year-old member of that audience? more...

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