Is a spider about to eat you?

A recent entomological survey has concluded that a worldwide abundance of spiders means that, theoretically, the eight-legged arachnids could eat all of the humans currently on the planet in the space of just 12 months. This conclusion is however, only to put the amount of food that spiders eat into a comparative perspective, as spiders mostly eat... Continue Reading →

Think twice before you throw

A turtle named "Bank" has died following surgery to remove almost 1,000 coins from her stomach, according to vets in Thailand. The coins found inside Bank were a result of tourists repeatedly throwing them into the pond that was the turtle's home. Her death was caused by blood poisoning from the loose change, which was confirmed by doctors... Continue Reading →

Highlights of ranger struggles

In a week that has brought terrible news which highlights the endless hazards and dangers that animal protectors face, eight wildlife rangers have recently been killed in four separate countries. Sean Willmore, founder and director of the Thin Green Line Foundation, which supports widows and children of rangers killed in the line of duty, said, "It’s a tough week... Continue Reading →

Death after a life in captivity: Tilikum

The star of the Blackfish documentary, and possibly the most talked about killer whale in the world, has sadly passed away. Tilikum is the well-known and loved orca who was made famous following the controversial documentary which uncovered the truth behind the trainer and orca interaction at Seaworld, and how keeping the beautiful creatures in captivity... Continue Reading →

A pea in an elephant herd pod

Nature is full of unpredictable surprises. And there are few things more heart-warming to watch than the unlikely friendships and bonds of two completely different species in the wild. In 2014, two ostrich chicks were bestowed upon the world-renowned wildlife organisation The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. These two sibling chicks, a female named Pea and... Continue Reading →

Beware of the bead

Tesco have announced that they will remove all products containing microbeads from all of their stores by the end of 2016. The huge supermarket chain said that it has been listening to its customer concerns about the array of products which contain microbeads, which are essentially tiny pieces of plastic, and therefore had instructed productions... Continue Reading →

The new elephant: tuskless

During the current wildlife crisis, it is now becoming more common to see rhinos without their horns, due to the need to take extreme precautions during this desperate time, which means that cutting off a rhino's precious horn is seen as a necessary deterrent against poachers. However, are we now entering into a time where elephants... Continue Reading →

Do you want to dance with a bear?

If you thought that our modern times and forward way of thinking had evolved past the use of should-be wild animals as entertainment through torture was long gone, then think again. A nightclub in western France has been brought to the frontline of media attention as the club thought it appropriate to include a chained... Continue Reading →

The permanent European prison

                We've all heard about the horrors of zoos and what once was a practice that we seemed oblivious to and didn't think to question, is now almost common knowledge as those thoughts of the welfare and care of those imprisoned animals creeps into our minds. Highly upsetting... Continue Reading →

The eagles return

This week has brought incredible news for the natural world as the population of one of Britain's most iconic birds has reached more than 500 pairs for the first time since records began. The numbers of the golden eagles in Scotland were recorded in a country-wide survey which was carried out last year, although conservationists... Continue Reading →

Worth more alive

In just 7 days, on the 17th November 2016, conservation organisations and governments from around the world will meet in Vietnam for the Ha Noi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. This will be our next chance to close the domestic ivory markets. YOUR voice can help stop this terrible trade that is killing one... Continue Reading →

Silent fireworks to honour our pets

With bonfire night approaching this weekend, we're all ready and prepared for the bright and beautiful lights and sizzling sounds of fireworks erupting in back gardens and designated parks. However, something that we don't usually consider whilst we are enjoying the colourful explosions is our pets and resident animals who don't quite feel the same... Continue Reading →

Lion cub prison

Whilst browsing a retail store today I got chatting to the store manager about my adventures in Africa during the past few years. Upon saying that I had been working at a Lion Protection Trust in South Africa, her immediate response was "awwww so you got to play with all the little lions and tigers?!"... Continue Reading →

The world’s last ocean

  An official decision was made today to ban all commercial fishing in Antarctica, and so creating the world's biggest marine reserve area. The area, which is more than six times the size of the UK, will protect 1.55 million square km of the Ross Sea, and has been hailed as a "milestone for conservation".... Continue Reading →

Great news for lion conservation

It has been announced that the USA has banned the imports of lion trophies that have come from captive lion populations. Following the Cites results earlier this month, which refused to uplist lions to maximum protection, failing to stop the canned hunting industry, this new decision will mean that American hunters - who make up... Continue Reading →

Wild Encounters

In a modern world where people travel more, people are more adventurous and there are increasingly more platforms to share your creativity, to be a success you must do something different. Break boundaries and go beyond the norm. And that is exactly what wildlife photographer, and one of my personal aspirations, David Yarrow does. Yesterday... Continue Reading →

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