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Top 10… ways to eat fish sustainably

Katharine Helmore

14th January, 2011

Support Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Big Fish Fight by making sure that the fish you eat is ethically caught and sourced from sustainable fisheries
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Ecologist 1970

The Ecologist December 1970: The con in conservation

Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen wrote about the ‘European Con Year’ - the year environmental conservation practices were bleak

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Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna condemned to extinction by 'laughable' ICCAT summit claim activists

Kara Moses

30th November, 2010

Campaigners unite in fury over the failure of the latest attempt to curtail overfishing of the critically endangered bluefin tuna species more...
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...
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'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...
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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...

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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...
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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...

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...
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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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