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November 2014

Considering a Reptile for Christmas? by Swell Reptiles

Thu 27th November 2014 (0 comments)
If your children are anything like mine, the Christmas requests are coming thick and fast. Anything from the latest phone to a hamster have been mentioned, and I imagine they are not finished yet.

Pets are often a common feature on Christmas lists, and reptiles are becoming more and more prevalent. Great for children with allergies and very low maintenance you may well decide to grant your child’s Christmas wish.

Massive Change For Palm Oil Industry

Tue 25th November 2014 (0 comments)
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After years of campaigns and petitions from environmentalists and conservationists from all around the world, we are set to see an enormous change in Europe as of next month. On December 13th 2014, manufacturers will have to label palm oil in their ingredients and will no longer be able to hide behind the generic term, vegetable oil .

Over the past couple of decades, the palm oil industry has exploded with vast areas of primary rainforest in the tropics having been wiped out because of it, and with the forest goes the native wildlife. Malaysia and Indonesia are by far the worst affected regions with more than a quarter of Indonesian jungle having been lost to the palm oil industry in recent years.

Autumn In The Park

Tue 4th November 2014 (0 comments)
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The autumn months are such an incredible time of year due to the sheer amount of colour that almost instantly replaces the large swathes of green that can be seen throughout our landscape. As the months become colder and the nights draw in, the trees begin to lose their rust-coloured leaves and with them and array of seeds for animals to forage.

One of the most striking places to witness the dramatic changes that autumn brings is in your local park where evidence of the nearing winter can be seen in abundance. From the beautiful flame-like leaves to the thousands of horse chestnuts that litter the paths, a walk in the park at this time of year brings with it an incredibly diverse feast for the eyes.