A Changing Wild World

The Environment and Conservation

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Science and Music -Ludovico Einaudi – “Elegy for the Arctic”

Ludovico Einaudi performed a breathtakingly haunting piece, ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ to highlight the destruction of ice on the pole due to climate change. With a grand piano on a floating platform in front of a glacier, Einaudi played an original … Continue reading

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New World Heritage Sites Declared

The World Heritage Committee yesterday added, after great deliberation, nine new World Heritage sites to the list of some 1,000 places of “outstanding universal value to humanity.” The new additions include landscapes such as Khangchendzonga National Park in India, a cultural … Continue reading

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Land Sharing Or Land Sparing? Reconciling Agriculture and Biodiversity

Agriculture and biodiversity are becoming increasingly hard to reconcile with the growing world population. It has been estimated that food production may need to double by 2050 to feed the global population. A concept that first appeared in 2005 attempts to … Continue reading

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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


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