Tag: conservation

Banning the microbeads!

By Camilla Bertolini @CamiBe90 We have been recently hearing about microbeads and the microbead ban on the news. But you may still wonder “what is a microbead?” Microbeads are defined as manufactured solid plastic particles (polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene) of less than five millimeters in their largest dimension. They can be found in exfoliating beauty […]

Local communities and biodiversity conservation in developing countries

  By Anthony Caravaggi @thonoir http://www.arcaravaggi.co.uk   Protected areas have long been the cornerstones of conservation efforts. In the past, the human communities that existed near to or in existing and newly created protected areas were often marginalized and, to a certain extent, ignored. Local communities are extremely vulnerable to the restrictions imposed on protected […]

Resurrecting the dead – is extinction really the end?

By Hannah White @hannah_wht   Michael Crichton sparked generations of imaginations with his world of resurrected dinosaurs roaming an island for human entertainment. Who wouldn’t want to witness Triceratops roaming over grasslands? Or what about other extinct animals? Mauritius could quadruple their tourism trade by reviving the dodo. We could swim with Stellar’s sea cow in […]

What’s your favourite?

By David Tosh @DavidGTosh   The insatiable appetite for rhino horn has, surprisingly for an issue concerning wildlife, gained a large amount of media attention of late.  No one can have missed the depressing images of the once impressive rhino reduced to a bloodied mess for what is, in effect, a human demand for hair. […]

The Trials of Triage

By Hannah White @hannah_wht ‘It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for – the whole thing – rather than just one or two stars’ David Attenborough Conservation is driven by decision making. Where to spend money? What to spend money on? How much to spend? Conservation triage seeks to maximise the benefits/species […]

The Conservation Benefits of Shooting

By Nick Hesford   @nickhesford This weekend sees the back of January, the month generally considered the most depressing, with post-Christmas blues and failed News Year’s resolutions. However, there is more than one reason to celebrate this weekend, as it also signals the end of the shooting season, and for beaters that means one thing. The […]