Another step closer to the return of lynx to Britain?
Lynx to Scotland has launched a year long project to evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing lynxRead on »
Asiatic Cheetah - Encouraging Sightings
The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. venaticus) is currently only found in Iran and is critically endangered with, it is believed, fewer than 50 individuals.
Horseshoe Crabs, Living Fossils Used as Blood Donors
Around half a million Atlantic horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) a year are being taken from the wild, scrubbed clean and then drained of up to a third of their blood.Read on »
Palm Oil News
Palm oil, probably the world’s most destructive vegetable oil, is now the most common vegetable oil in the world, but it is the cause of extensive deforestation, loss of biodiversity and suffering to humans.Read on »
Coronavirus Outbreak in Dutch Mink Farms
UPDATE: The Netherlands has brought forward the closure of all Dutch mink farms by March 2021. The decision to ban farming mink for fur in the Netherlands on ethical grounds was announced in 2015, after unsuccessful appeals to the original vote of the Dutch senate to do so in 2012.Read on »
We've been hearing a lot about foxes recently. Unfortunately, it all seems to be in connection with The Hunting Act and the Prime Minister's wish to amend it. It’s a great shame that just about the only time we ever really hear about these beautiful creatures is simply as objects to be hunted and killed for fun or bred for their fur so that heartless people can wear them.Read on »
Fight to Protect the Most Endangered Cat
UPDATE: The latest survey estimates the current population to be over 850, congratulations to all those involved!
The IUCN conservation status of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinu) has been lowered to Endangered as the population has increased from 100 in 2002 to 400 in 2015, due to ongoing conservation efforts. However, they still face considerable threats.Read on »
Culture – Not Just for Humans
It is now generally accepted that all of the family Hominidae (which includes bonobos, chimps, gorillas, orangutans and humans) display cultural variation.Read on »
Remembering all who died in World War I. Both Human and Non-Human.
2014 saw the beginning of the Great War Centenary. Over one hundred years from the start of World War One, we remember the millions of servicemen and women who were killed or wounded.Read on »