By Olivia Crowe @oliviakcrowe Crouching at the base of a tree, breathing slowly to keep my binocular-clad hands steady. I watch as all but one flurry of grey scatters out of sight. Tiny, the two-month old infant is still clinging to the underside of a low branch on the large feeding-tree. As hot beads of... Continue Reading →
Take your taste buds to Uganda, where local communities are pioneering innovative sustainable diets. Grasshoppers, anyone?
By Massimiliano Lovatelli @wonderingbeyond It is probable that you never had a troop of baboons as neighbours. We all love a good story, so let me tell you a Baboon story, or more specifically the story of my neighbours, the Eburru Cliffs troop. Their story began in 1970 when the GilGil Baboon Project, now the... Continue Reading →
Flying east from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu in the northern Bornean state of Sabah, Malaysia gives two conflicting views of tropical forests. For those on the right-hand side of the plane, the view is a complex rainforest matrix of blues and greens representing some of the most biologically diverse forest on earth. For those... Continue Reading →
The California coast attracts visitors not only for the aesthetically pleasing ocean views, but also for the glimpse of a bird that puts vultures to shame: the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Although spotting North America’s largest land bird is still a rare occurrence, the chances of seeing this critically endangered bird today are much greater... 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 →
This month, November 2017, a new season of scallop fishing begins in Cardigan Bay, off the west coast of Wales. Cardigan Bay. Janet Baxter. Web. Accessed 12/11/17. https://www.cardigan-bay.com/llangrannog-cardigan-bay-wales.php At first sight this seems unremarkable – Cardigan Bay has supported a high abundance of king scallops and a profitable scallop fishery for many years. But conservationists... Continue Reading →
The year 1991 marked a major milestone for the Indian economy - a period when India opened its arms to the private sector, a giant leap forward for the country in its attempts to enhance the well being of its citizens. It is a popular discourse that increased growth (a given after liberalisation) would definitely... Continue Reading →