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“Read all about it!” the UK government is still against oil exploration in Virunga World Heritage Site… Not exactly new news, but it seems it is to the oil company SOCO International PLC (Soco). Given that the UK government stated its opposition in September 2012, it was a surprise to read Soco arguing the UK

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Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people

Dr Kate Evans is the director and founder of Elephants for Africa. She started her research over a decade ago, looking at adolescent male elephants in the Okavango Delta and how they socialise – with an emphasis on how captive-bred animals would react in a wild environment. Here she talks about how complex these beautiful

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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

The choice is ours: zero poaching or zero wildlife?

Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are the most serious and immediate threats to many of Asia’s charismatic and iconic species, such as tiger, rhino and elephants, as well as lesser known species such as pangolin. It is a transnational organised crime, as stated at the ‘Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia’ last week, by the

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Gentoo penguin,Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Copyright: Pete Bucktrout, Norman Cobley, British Antarctic Survey

My 3 letters from the Penguin Post Office

Did you see the BBC2 Natural World documentary ‘Penguin Post Office’? It was a penguin extravaganza set at one of the UK’s most remote outposts. Port Lockroy, Goudier Island is located just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic British base was built in 1944, during a secret wartime mission called Operation Tabarin. It operated as

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Don’t let Scotland's emissions reduction plans go up in smoke

It’s a technology that might be able to safely remove and store harmful carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations. According to some studies it could create 13,000 new jobs in Scotland by 2020. However, some five years after the UK government first launched its £1 billion funding competition, aimed at helping kick-start the

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Doing it for your planet – why the Welsh Government is supporting Earth Hour

2015 is a crucial year for mobilising international action on climate change and sustainable development. That’s why I am very pleased the Welsh Government will be supporting WWF’s Earth Hour on March 28th, turning out the lights at many of our buildings and Cadw monuments across Wales to show our support for our planet. I’m […]

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A screenshot of tiger cubs in the wild, taken from Whiska's latest TV ad campaign © Gary Van Wyk – The Ginkgo Agency Tigers

A brief encounter worth having

I have always been inspired by nature, and by the passion and dedication of people working to ensure that nature and wildlife can thrive. When I attended the Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia recently, I knew I was going to listen and learn from many inspiring individuals who were coming together to tackle a […]

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US Geological Survey map. Copyright: USGS World Water Day Sunday 22 March

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare

On Sunday 22 March, we’ll celebrate UN World Water Day. Its slogan – “a day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare” – really hits the nail on the head. Water provides us with life, enables our food to grow, sustains industry, creates energy to heat and power our homes and businesses […]

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Here in the UK

Wales has something big to celebrate this Earth Hour

As I write this, it’s just over a week to Earth Hour. And I think that this year it should be even more of a celebration than usual in Wales. Why? Because we’ve just done something amazing for our planet. Yes, we did it. After over three years of campaigning, our politicians have passed a […]

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London cityscape - old and new © Getty Images Greener Budget

A missed opportunity for the economy and the environment

“The long-term economic plan is working”, the Chancellor claimed today in delivering the 2015 Budget – and it did include at least some good news for those who care about a more sustainable, resilient economy. Funding to explore the feasibility of Swansea’s new tidal lagoon is a welcome move that suggests some recognition that clean […]

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