Rewilding: The Elephant in the Room

Why shouldn’t Europe have a Serengeti or two? This is a question posed by George Monbiot in his 2013 article in the Guardian newspaper. Every continent except for Australia and Antarctica were home to huge populations of Proboscideans, more commonly known as elephants! North America had the Mammoth, South America had their own Mastodon and... Continue Reading →

Is eating red meat sustainable?

Understanding the effects of our Diets Before moving to the UK, I had never really asked myself whether my diet was sustainable. I had always tried to eat healthy, but for personal reasons. However, upon learning that different types of food were linked to different volumes of carbon footprints, I realised that my eating habits... Continue Reading →

Taking the lion’s share of sand

I have a confession to make: I’ve always been fascinated by origins of street names! Streets are often numbered, named after dignitaries or in extreme cases- from body parts. On free days of my undergraduate degree, I usually rode around Penang Island on my motorbike in search of good food in the many streets of... Continue Reading →

All Creatures Great and Small

There often seems to be a juxtaposition between the concerns of professional conservationists and those of the general public when it comes to the conservation of species. During my undergraduate degree, I had many lectures that highlighted the distribution of species between different taxa. The majority of recorded species on earth are insects, and the... Continue Reading →

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