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fish in a marine protected area

Do protected areas for wildlife really work?

Eifion Rees

11th April, 2012

Can national parks and marine protected areas safeguard endangered wildlife against the growing pressures of population growth and climate change? more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...
The Desmondium intortum

Why invasive plants are the 'second biggest threat to biodiversity' after habitat loss

Carrie Madren

23rd March,2011

As experts gather in London for a major conference addressing the often overlooked threat of invasive species to biodiversity, Carrie Madren gets a briefing from those on the frontline in the battle against 'pest plants' more...
Forestry

Forest sell-off: the questions we still need answering

Gavin Thomson

20th February, 2011

The Government’s 'U-turn' on selling off our public forests is a victory for activists who now need to push for better protection and improvement says Gavin Thomson, a volunteer with the campaign group 38 Degrees

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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...
Lowland heather

Habitats report shows sorry state of EU biodiversity

Ecologist

14th July, 2009

A report by the European Commission shows that habitat and wildlife protection targets across Europe will be missed, with nine out of 10 UK habitats found to be in 'unfavourable' condition more...
Sustainable city

Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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Many Happy Returns

Bridget Nicholls

21st November, 2005

If you go down to Barnes today you're in for a big surprise. The sterile concrete of a former reservoir has been turned into a world renowned haven for birds and wildlife. Bridget Nicholls wises a happy fifth birthday to the London Wetland Centre more...
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Zoos - 20th century anachronism or biodiversity preservation tool?

Daniel Turner, Dr Miranda F Stevenson B.A., MBA.,

1st March, 2004

Are zoos an essential tool for preserving biodiversity in the 21st century or a Noah's-Ark-style anachronism riddled with woodworm and sinking fast? more...

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