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Irshad Mobarak

CASE STUDY: Keeping tourism in balance with nature

Eifion Rees

5th January, 2010

Irshad Mobarak, a self-taught naturalist and environmentalist from the Malaysian island of Langkawi says that development need not mean destruction more...
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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: from campaign group to Westminster

Dixe Wills

20th March, 2009

From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
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Invasive species

Invasive species - are they always bad news?

Dr Peter Bridgewater

15th June, 2009

Native species = good; invasive species = bad, right? Not necessarily, says Dr Peter Bridgewater. Try taking a longer term view of ecology... more...
The First Mass Remembrance

The First Mass Remembrance

David Hawkins

1st April, 2009

The new work by artist Maya Lin, famous for her memorial to US soldiers lost in Vietnam, commemorates the species destroyed and endangered by human action. As the list of the dead grows, David Hawkins wonders if the future is set in stone more...
In the News

Study suggests careful intervention of 'invasive species'

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

Conservationists’ zeal to rid countries of so-called ‘invasive species’ could have serious unforeseen effects on ecosystems, new research has suggested. more...
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Return of Britain's native species

Robin McKie

8th June, 2009

The first great bustards born in the wild in the UK since 1832 hatched last week. The reintroduction of this and many other species is invigorating the countryside, but eradicating foreign invaders - animals and plants - is equally important more...
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Possum or polar bear?

William Laurance

8th April, 2009

With global warming putting pressure on animals and biodiversity in the tropics, is it time we had a new poster child for climate change, asks William Laurance more...
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Grey Area

Malcolm Tait

13th February, 2009

The increasingly loathed 'tree rat' may not be to blame for the red squirrel's decline after all more...
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EU wild-parrot scandal

Tony Juniper

3rd January, 2009

A decade and a half after conservationists wrung from the European Parliament a commitment to end the trade, the EU remains the largest importer of parrots in the world. more...
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Q & A: Bruce Parry, explorer & TV presenter

Laura Sevier

1st October, 2008

Bruce Parry on tree-bark trips, deforestation and lessons learnt from tribal living more...

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UN report assesses the worth of the natural world

News

1st July, 2008

Just as Sir Nicholas Stern’s report in October 2006 put a price on the effects of climate change, a new report by the UN has begun to cost out the threat of failing to conserve the world’s biodiversity – a cool £40 billion annually, and rising. more...
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In a climate of political chaos Zimbabwe's wildlife is being exterminated

Robin Hammond

1st June, 2008

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A green army

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2008

Natural resources,are increasingly responsible for fuelling violence across the world. Now some environmentalists want to fight back – using force if necessary. more...
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Earth Shattering: Ecopoems edited by Neil Astley

David Hawkinns

1st June, 2008

Context is all in a comprehensive new anthology of verse with an environmental bent. These poems make sense of a disappearing world... more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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Investigations

Bad news, bears

Nick Kettles

1st March, 2008

From Catalonia in the South, through the Ariège and Béarn, to the Basque country in the North, both locals and tourists are used to seeing Nationalist slogans daubed in white paint on Pyrenean mountain roads. But now a new clarion call is vying for their attention: Non Ours (no bears) and Mort aux Ours (death to the bears.) more...
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Campaign to save British Bees launched

News

12th February, 2008

The British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) will this week call for for a five-year £8m research programme to save the insect from colony collapse disorder (CCD). more...
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Tourists bring threat of Antarctic ‘lawns’

News

29th January, 2008

Increasing numbers of tourists and research centres in Antarctica are bringing with them seeds, spores, lichens and mosses alien to the continent. more...
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Flamingos threatened by soda-ash mining

News

12th July, 2007

A huge soda-ash mining plant to be built on the banks of Lake Natron in Tanzania will push the lesser flamingo to the brink of extinction, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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Dead as a dolphin?

Malcolm Tait

1st April, 2007

Another animal’s gone extinct. But this time it’s one of our most beloved creatures – a dolphin. Malcolm Tait reports on a species loss that is more than just another statistic more...
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On the EDGE

Mark Anslow

16th January, 2007

A new programme from the Zoological Society of London promises to protect endangered and little-known species more...
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EDGing forward

Mark Anslow

10th January, 2007

The Zoological Society of London has today launched a new programme to draw attention to the bizarre, unusual and endangered. more...

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