With health experts reporting the necessity to eat two meals rich in fish a week, the demand for seafood is omnipresent. But whilst people tuck into their dinner of sole, they may be horrified to learn that they could be eating Asian catfish instead. When filleted, different fish species can look indistinguishable. It is this... Continue Reading →
You’d be forgiven for thinking an in-depth understanding of animal behaviour has little to offer conservation. After all, what could detailed insights into the eating, sleeping and mating patterns of animals possibly offer to landscape-scale conservation problems such as habitat loss and invasive species? Conservation problems have traditionally been addressed by tools including protected area... Continue Reading →
Everyone’s doing it. Lewis Hamilton, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Clinton. Veganism is on the rise. Leonardo DiCaprio is even investing his money in Beyond Meat – A company creating plant based alternatives to animal proteins. Plant based diets are becoming a social phenomenon as veganism and vegetarianism have reached a new cultural salience. There has been... Continue Reading →
Other CO2 problem: Climate change results in ocean acidification which affects calcification and behaviours of marine species.
This past January 26th at The Linnean Society of London, we got together with four conservation Masters courses from different UK Universities1 to explore the ideas and drivers that suggest a transformation in the science, policy and practice of conservation. It was also an opportunity to voice and reflect upon the values, issues and practices which we would like... Continue Reading →
Tweeted @Vailmtn Resort on January 25th. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ Facebook page professed on January 24th, “Over 7 feet of snow in 5 days leads to a whole lot of powder. The skies will be clearing up this week, so don’t miss bluebird days and all-time conditions.” @Jacksonhole Mountain Resort posts pow shots on Instagram. Whistlerblackcomb.com simply states... Continue Reading →
Unless delimited by a river or mountain range, human boundaries rarely map to the habitats of non-human species. This is perhaps one of the greatest challenges we face today in the field of conservation. For every political space entails its own unique set of policies, or lack thereof, that concern the management of ecological terrains... Continue Reading →
Transparency of product supply chains has become a key issue in recent years. Increasingly, we want to know what’s in a product, where it’s from, how it was made and by whom – just think the horsemeat scandal, stricter EU food labelling standards, and the creation of the UK National Food Crime Unit. Many NGO-led... Continue Reading →