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June 2012

Protecting Endangered Species From The Sky

Thu 21st June 2012 (1 comment)
Tiger(C) J. Patrick Fischer

New methods into more effective and less expensive conservation efforts are always being tried and tested, but a recent test in Nepal has highlighted the use of drones to monitor both endangered species and national park borders to keep areas protected from poachers.

According to a recent BBC report, drones have already been used to monitor orang-utans and other endangered animals in parts of Indonesia and the recent results from Nepal could spur other countries including both Malaysia and Tanzania to do the same.

Watching Wildlife - June

Fri 15th June 2012 (0 comments)
Bee Orchid (c) Alan Murray-Rust

Bee Orchid

Following the baby-boom that has occurred throughout the animal kingdom during the spring, June is a month when numerous young animals begin to appear and venture further and further from their dens and nests. Although many youngsters can be hard to spot, wherever you are in the UK you have a good chance of spotting young fox cubs.

With the warmer summer months looming, various habitats throughout the country are abundant with life from invertebrates and fish in rock pools to the numerous sea-bird species that are nesting on the cliff tops around the coast to have better protection from predators.

Palm Oil Free Treats - 11. Strawberry Jam

Mon 11th June 2012 (0 comments)
Wild Orangutan

With ever increasing awareness about the negative effects that the palm oil industry is having on the environment, it remains a great shame that more and more everyday products seem to contain it. However, as companies are permitted to list it as "vegetable oil" in their ingredients consumers are unable to make an informed decision.

The worst thing for many consumer-level palm oil activists is not just the fact that basic products contain it, but also that those rare indulgences are now a thing of the past with palm oil found (but listed as vegetable oil) in all kinds of treats including chocolate, sweets, ice cream and numerous types of biscuit. So, at A-Z Animals we have prepared a number of palm oil free recipes for you to enjoy!

Diamond Jubilee Special: All About Corgis

Sat 2nd June 2012 (1 comment)
Corgi

The Corgi is a native breed of British dog that is most famously known for it's long association with The Royal Family. There are two different breeds which are the endangered Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which is the Queen's preferred breed.

Following a worrying decline in the popularity of Corgis that has been going on for some time, the interest in both breeds this year so far has sky-rocketed according to the Kennel Club, which is fantastic news particularly in the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.