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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...
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

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Klosters

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

Ecologist

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...
scotland

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...
Tiger

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...

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Badger

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
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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...
A langur monkey

Can the palm oil we eat ever be wildlife-friendly?

Tom Levitt

12th July, 2011

Conservationists battling to save Indonesia's rainforests are locked in a dispute over moves to make oil palm plantations more wildlife-friendly. Tom Levitt reports more...

Revealed: UK fish and chips linked to Icelandic whale slaughter

Tom Levitt

11th July, 2011

British diners could unwittingly be supporting Iceland's whale hunt as a major UK fish wholesaler continues to source seafood from an Icelandic company linked to the killing of endangered fin whales more...
Riichard Scott, Senior Project Manager at Landlife

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Scott of Landlife

Matilda Lee

12th July, 2011

The senior project manager at Landlife, the charity working to bring people and wildlife closer together, on 'principled' dealings with corporations and why it's important to make politicians jealous more...
Honey bees

TAKE ACTION to protect Britain's bees

Matilda Lee

5th July, 2011

Sign the petition to ban neonicotinoids in the UK and help safeguard Britain's threatened bee population more...
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: conservation travel can help save endangered wildlife

Deborah Bassett

29th June, 2011

Marine biologist, lecturer, ocean ambassador and founder of several conservation initiatives, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols speaks to Deborah Bassett about the benefits of wildlife tourism, saving baby turtle eggs and an 112 day trek along the US west coast more...
sleeping hedgehog

Top 10...garden wildlife

Katie Fuller

28th June, 2011

From hedgehogs to house sparrows, British gardens are havens for native fauna. The RSPB’s Katie Fuller rounds up her favourites more...
Garden Organic's 'I don't dig peat' campaign

TAKE ACTION to save the UK's peat bogs

Matilda Lee

28th June, 2011

Be an eco-friendly gardener and make a promise to be peat-free more...
cute barn owls

How to…turn your home into a wildlife haven

Paul Miles

14th June, 2011

Habitat loss doesn’t just affect rainforest dwellers, says Paul Miles. New builds and carbon reducing measures have been tough on the species that share our homes. Here's how to bring them back more...
Bubbling seagrass, Greeg Island, Australia

Seagrass meadows remain 'forgotten' in conservation debate

Ecologist

13th June, 2011

Every hour, an area of seagrass the size of two football pitches is lost. The rate of loss is equal to that occurring in tropical rainforests and on coral reefs yet it receives a fraction of the attention more...
eco-tourism

Top 10...environmentally friendly travel companies

Valentina Jovanovski

3rd June, 2011

Eschewing mass tourism for small groups, conservation and community involvement, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on the green travel companies making a positive difference more...
the death and life of monterey bay

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival

Mark Newton

2nd June, 2011

From natural paradise to environmental catastrophe and back again, the story of Monterey Bay is a compelling one. Lucky then, says Mark Newton, that marine biologists Stephen R. Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka do it justice more...

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