A Changing Wild World

The Environment and Conservation

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World Earth Day

Today we celebrate 46 years of World Earth Day. Today, right now, we celebrate our Earth. As Carl Sagan once said ‘our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark’. This day is to remind us ‘to preserve and … Continue reading

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Women in conservation

Today is International Women’s Day and a perfect time to highlight just a few women who have contributed to conservation including, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai and Rachel Carson. These women have contributed so much to the world of conservation, … Continue reading

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The Link Between the Zika Virus and Environmental Destruction

Zika virus is receiving a huge amount of attention currently as it reaches pandemic levels. Zika virus was detected in 1947 in Zika Forest in Uganda. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of … Continue reading

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The Lost Lions – Lions in Ethopia and Sudan

In 50 years, the Lion population in Africa has rapidly declined from over 200,000 individuals in the 1960’s to fewer than 25,000 today. The rate of decline is further accelerating as the human population of Africa grows and lion habitat … Continue reading

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Photo Competition

Thank you to everyone who has voted! I am so grateful for your votes. If you can take a second and vote for my picture – https://opwall.com/contestants/penny-banham/ This summer I went on an expedition with Operation Wallacea to Welgevonden Game … Continue reading

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Operation Wallacea Photo Competition

Thank you to all who have voted! If you have already voted, you can vote again! You can vote everyday until the end of November. So, if you have a minute, could you please vote for my photo in the … Continue reading


The Elephant Genes – The Fight Against Cancer

Elephants rarely get cancer and this is a mystery that has dumbfounded scientists for decades. A study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah and Arizona State University, and including researchers from the Ringling … Continue reading

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The Great Animal Migrations

Migration is the usually seasonal movement of animals in pursuit of food, suitable breeding sites or to escape bad weather or other environmental conditions. Migrations can be long or short, covering just a few miles to covering half the earth. … Continue reading


World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day is on September 22 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.  Today, conservationists and animal lovers come together to celebrate World Rhino Day. However, the day is marked with … Continue reading


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