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Photo call in Trafalgal Square gallery

People power really can protect our most precious places

Home to Nelson’s Column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth… and of course a lot of pigeons… it’s only natural to think of Trafalgar Square as one of the capital’s must-see places for anyone visiting the city. More importantly it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So on a beautifully sunny morning this […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas

Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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Five for Friday: 5 blog favourites from March and April

It’s been a busy few months on the blog site, so much so I didn’t even get around to doing my last Five for Friday. There were so many other interesting and important pieces that kept it off the schedule! Because of this, I’ve picked five blogs from March and April to highlight to you. […]

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Baby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Investors as key to securing Virunga’s oil-free future

The role that investors can play in influencing company behaviour must not be underestimated. The way in which companies approach issues associated with human rights, community engagement and environmental sustainability has far reaching impacts on corporate profitability and shareholder value and is coming under increased scrutiny by investors. Recent years have witnessed a great deal […]

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A villager tending to a fishing net in Vitshumbi Virunga campaign

Soco controversially swims against the tide

At a time when extractive companies are committing not to explore or extract in World Heritage Sites and financial institutions are excluding such projects from permitted loans, SOCO International plc’s oil activities in Virunga seems a regressive step. This is especially strange for a company that publically states that the “protection of the environment remains […]

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