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Has the ski industry got its head in the snow about climate change?

Ben Hudson

29th November, 2011

With mountainous regions under threat from global warming, is the winter sports business doing enough to protect the delicate eco-system in its care? more...

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...
endangered black rhino

The conservation quandary: can wildlife NGOs save Africa's animals?

Ian Michler

21st November, 2011

Conservation is a huge industry in Africa but wildlife populations across the continent are declining. So why isn't it working? more...
Landscape Photographer of the Year, 2011

PHOTO GALLERY: Landscape Photographer of the Year

Ben Hudson

17th November, 2011

From haunting seascapes to craggy moors and emerald hills; the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards show Britain at its best more...

Tsunami stalls Japan's Dall’s porpoise slaughter, but for how long?

Clare Perry

17th November, 2011

The Japanese tsunami appears to have temporarily halted the annual Dall's porpoise hunt. Pity the Taiji dolphins haven't been spared too, says the Environmental Investigation Agency's Clare Perry 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...

PHOTO GALLERY: Dartmoor National Park

Ruth Styles

3rd November, 2011

Andrew Cooper’s latest tome offers a fascinating insight into the life of Britain’s best-known national park more...
The Exultant Ark

The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure

Robert Phillips

28th October, 2011

Packed with wonderful photos, Jonathan Balcombe’s book is a captivating look at animal pleasure, says Robert Phillips more...
Javan Rhino

Can Asia’s large mammals be saved from extinction?

A. Christy Williams

28th October, 2011

The Javan rhino isn’t the only south east Asian mammal whose future looks bleak, says the WWF’s A. Christy Williams more...

Ten of the best... British volunteering holidays

Christine Ottery

21st October, 2011

Volunteering holidays aren't just for bored teenagers. As Christine Ottery found out, there are plenty of ways to see the UK and do your bit at the same time more...

PHOTO GALLERY: The British Wildlife Photography Awards

Ruth Styles

20th October, 2011

From robins to red deer; the British Wildlife Photography Awards showcases the best of Britain’s biodiversity more...
polar bear

Why Arctic Ocean oil drilling is a risky choice

Rick Steiner

19th October, 2011

It's not a question of ‘if' a major spill will occur in the Arctic, but ‘when and where', says conservation biologist and oil industry expert Rick Steiner more...

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wildlife trade

Tourism has a negative impact on Laos' wildlife

Dawn Starin

14th October,2011

Tourists eager to try exotic meat and buy wildlife souvenirs in Laos are helping destroy the country's natural heritage. The consequences for both people and environment are worrying, reports Dawn Starin more...

Davos: taking back the banker’s paradise

Ruth Styles

5th October, 2011

It’s better known for the yearly financial knees-up that is the World Economic Forum but when the bankers have gone, Davos is a family-friendly town with oodles of quiet charm, as Ruth Styles found out more...
red squirrel

TAKE ACTION to save the red squirrel


29th September, 2011

The Red Squirrel Appeal aims to raise money to develop a vaccine for a deadly disease that is quickly destroying the remaining population more...

The eco travel guide to Scotland

Ruth Styles and Vanessa Jones

22nd September, 2011

Jagged peaks, cerulean lochs, plentiful wildlife and wonderful historical treasures have made Scotland a truly magical place to go, say Ruth Styles and Vanessa Jones more...
Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Hannah Corr

22nd September, 2011

Packing 4.5 billion years of history into 416 pages is a truly Herculean task, but it's one, says Hannah Corr, that Douglas Palmer has managed to do in style more...
red squirrel

Red squirrels under siege as conservation groups suffer financial squeeze

Sam Campbell

2nd September, 2011

In the second of our 'wildlife at risk' series, Sam Campbell reports how habitat loss, disease and funding cuts leave the iconic red squirrel facing a bleak future more...
Species on the Edge of Survival

Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st August, 2011

Based on the IUCN’s Red List, Species on the Edge of Survival is a glossy tome with an important raison d’etre – to raise awareness of the plants, birds and animals we stand to lose forever, says Ruth Styles more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

From the tiger to the bumblebee, the list of endangered birds, animals and insects is a growing one. Now a new book based on the IUCN Red List is providing an insight into the species under threat more...
A langur monkey

Why the BBC is wrong to scrap its Wildlife Fund

Rob St John

3rd August, 2011

The planned closure of the BBC Wildlife Fund represents the premature end of a model for how wildlife film-making can support conservation of the very environments it documents, says Rob St John more...
Outdoor nurseries

The Secret Garden nursery: a unique daycare where children spend all day outdoors

Phoebe Doyle

26th July, 2011

When the classroom is the outdoors the possibilities are endless. Phoebe Doyle explores the practicalities, the realities and the huge potentials of the outdoor nursery concept more...
Organic label

Organic movement fights 'supermarket takeover' of ideals

Tom Levitt

21st July, 2011

The founding ideals of the organic movement are being eroded by the drive for mass-production. The dilemma its supporters now face, is how to spread the organic message without losing its principles more...

UK government announces plan to cull badgers

Fiona Harvey, guardian environment correspondent

19th July, 2011

Environment secretary says farmers will be allowed to kill badgers if pilot schemes confirm shooting is humane and effective 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...


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