November 5, 2019

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It may surprise some people to learn that the UK has 3 native lizard species. These are the common lizard, the slow worm – a legless lizard resembling a snake, and the sand lizard. The last of these three species is extremely rare due...

October 25, 2019

The State of Nature Report 2019 has indicated that an alarming number of British species are facing extinction. The report, authored by more than 70 wildlife charities, has shown that 15% of species - almost 1,200 - are threatened with extinction in Great Britain. Worr...

October 21, 2019

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We have all heard in the news recently how plastic straws and microbeads have been removed from the shelves to reduce their environmental impact. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, there is still got a long way to go if we are to reduce...

September 13, 2019

Over the past month or so, it seems that the world is on fire. There have been numerous reports of large expanses of forest in the Amazon, sub-Saharan Africa, and South-East Asia being cleared to make way for agriculture. These fires have been paralleled to those that...

March 15, 2019

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On the 26th February, the UK saw its warmest recorded winter day with a high of 21.2ºC, at Kew, London. The previous highest temperature recorded for February was 19.7ºC in Greenwich, London back in 1988. Warm days in the middle of...

March 1, 2019

You may have seen in the news recently that conservationists gave a stark warning about the decline of insects worldwide. A recent global review highlighted that more than 40% of insect species are declining and that a third are endangered. This pretty much puts them o...

February 8, 2019

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For more than a month, the news has been dominated by the longest USA government shutdown in history. What sparked the shutdown was the lack of funding for Trump's border wall with Mexico, one of his signature campaign pledges. The main re...

January 25, 2019

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The conservation of any species depends heavily on knowing where it lives in the wild. This allows measures to be taken to preserve the appropriate habitats and helps to fine-tune monitoring efforts. This data is readily available for l...

December 1, 2018

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Brazil has recently celebrated the election of its new President Jair Bolsonaro, but with the far-right President-elect comes potential new threats to the Amazon. 

Bolsonaro plans to merge th...

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