Conservation

Win the chance to work in conservation in South Australia

The South Australian Tourism Commission, working in association with STA Travel and Tourism Australia, is offering travellers the chance to win a job as a conservation assistant on Kangaroo Island. This job offer is part of a wider campaign designed to boost awareness of the opportunities for young people in Australia. Read more »

Four prominent botanical institutions announce plans to create first online World Flora

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Kew’s iconic Palm House, built between 1844 and 1848. Photo courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) have announced plans to develop the World Flora—the first modern, online catalog of the world’s plants—by the year 2020. Read more »

In 'Shadowlands' haunting photographs depict the profound sense of loss after Fukushima

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More than 150,000 people have been displaced, leaving their homes and livelihoods behind ©Robert Knoth/Greenpeace

Marking the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Greenpeace has launched a global exhibition highlighting the consequences of mass evacuation and the fear of deadly fa Read more »

A new Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for Wales

The beautiful River Dee © Denbighshire CC

Wales has a new Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) following an announcement on Tuesday 22 November by Environment Minister, John Griffiths. Read more »

Take up the 10% Challenge and help wildlife flourish in your garden

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The 10% Challenge is a project designed to get people “creating homes for wildlife in their gardens”

A few days ago I had the pleasure of an early morning visit to Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk, just south of Ipswich. Read more »

WWF acts to save Europe’s last remaining virgin forests

Romania’s virgin forests represent up to 65 per cent of the virgin forests still remaining in Europe © Mircea Struteanu

250,000 hectares of virgin forests in Romania are in urgent need of protection, according to a new campaign launched by WWF. Read more »

Study shows urgent action needed to avoid extinction of Mekong dolphins

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A population of just 85 is under severe pressure and in decline. (c) WWF-Cambodia, Gerard Ryan

New research from WWF has shown that Mekong dolphins are "at high risk of extinction". Read more »

Nine tribal facts for August 9th

Korowai man and child, Papua. Tribal people in New Guinea were some of the world’s earliest farmers. © Survival

Tuesday August 9th 2011 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Read more »

Replanted & restocked woodland wins award

A total of 14.3 per cent of Wales is covered by woodlands

A woodland which was recently felled to provide timber for the forestry industry has won an award for the way in which it has been carefully re-planted with trees for a future generation. Read more »

Sussex Wildlife Trust demonstrates commitment to Living Seas

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Erin will raise awareness of marine conservation and support The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas vision © Neil Fletcher

The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) has demonstrated its commitment to marine conservation by appointing Erin Pettifer as Marine Conservation Officer. Read more »

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