Category: Conservation

Should we close our Zoos?- The verdict.

This was the subject of a BBC shows, Horizon a few weeks ago which I only recently watched . Zoos are always a controversial topic but the show was fairly well balanced and not as critical as it may have been. Despite this it… Continue Reading “Should we close our Zoos?- The verdict.”

SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding

In a not so surprising move SeaWorld have announced that they will no longer be breeding orca in captivity. “By making this the last generation of orcas in our care and reimagining how guests will experience these beautiful animals, we are fulfilling our mission… Continue Reading “SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding”

Young, wild and very free

Many people reading this article have degrees in environmental disciplines and have probably seen the wide variety of jobs on offer. Once you eliminate the ones that require significant experience, remembering that even graduate jobs require 1-2 years of experience nowadays, you are left… Continue Reading “Young, wild and very free”

Can a zebra change its stripes?

Some of you may have seen this story that is doing the rounds currently where a South African team of scientists claim to have bred a quagga, an extinct animal. The quagga was a subspecies of zebra that went extinct in 1883, mainly due… Continue Reading “Can a zebra change its stripes?”

Washed out: Where are the animals?

During times of storms and flooding people rarely think about animals. They too have been washed away, forced to relocate or had their homes flooded. It’s not something that makes the news but it is important for conservation purposes to understand what exactly goes… Continue Reading “Washed out: Where are the animals?”

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