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September 2014

Low Survival Rate For Tiger Cubs

Tue 30th September 2014 (1 comment)
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Among the world's most iconic animals, the tiger is by far one of the most famous and is an animal that is loved and adored by people of all ages from around the world. However, these elusive creatures are now very rare with all species either considered to be endangered or critically endangered.

India is one of the most important countries for the world's remaining tigers and is home to numerous sanctuaries and protected areas of their natural forest habitats to try and allow the populations to recover from such a drop in numbers, particularly over the past 100 years. However, deforestation of the dense jungle that tigers rely on so heavily for their protection is being lost at an alarming rate.

How Can You Help Save The Rainforest? Support Sustainable Palm Oil

Tue 23rd September 2014 (0 comments)
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Palm oil and it's derivatives are the product of the oil palm tree which is cultivated extensively all around the world particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia. Today it is found in roughly half of all of the products on supermarket shelves with this industry having single-handedly contributed to the fastest rates of deforestation in south-east Asia over the past few decades.

The problem with palm oil is obvious on the surface: ancient, biodiverse rainforest is cleared meaning that the wildlife in these conservation sensitive areas has no food or shelter and therefore disappears, with the extinction of numerous iconic species such as orang-utans becoming a horrendously realistic prospect within the next decade.

Top 5 Household Pets by Swell Reptiles

Thu 18th September 2014 (0 comments)
The Pet Food Manufacturers Association claims that over 46% of households in the United Kingdom have pets.* That’s a lot of water changes, walks, cages cleaned, food bowls refilled and tummies scratched.

A pet is widely recognised as an ideal addition to the household. Owning a pet, especially a cat or dog is said to reduce stress and provide comfort and fun to any family.

Be More Aware Of Animals On The Road

Tue 16th September 2014 (0 comments)
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Every year millions of animals both small and big are killed on Britain's roads all over the country. From large cities to tiny country roads, creatures are increasingly under threat from the ever expanding amount of traffic, with thousands more cars appearing on the roads every single year.

Depending on the time of year different wild animals are more at risk, from frogs and toads crossing country roads and lanes to get between different bodies of water to hedgehogs foraging for their last morsels of food before they go into hibernation in the winter months. However, these instances are not contained to darkening evenings in the autumn and winter but go on throughout the year all over the country.

In The News: BBC Wildlife Photography Awards and Formula-e

Thu 11th September 2014 (0 comments)
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In the modern era, environmental news is high on the agenda for most organisations that report anything and everything from localised shrinking bee colonies to global climate change that affects almost everyone in the world. With so many different stories spanning the front pages and being in the headlines, we have collected a few of our top environmental and animal news stories from the week.

The British Wildlife Photography awards were recently announced with a handful of winners having been selected from thousands of entries from all over the country. The overall winner was Lee Acaster from Wortham in Suffolk with his strikingly emotive image of a Greylag Goose on the bank of the River Thames, showing the iconic Shard in the background. Find out more on the BBC News website.

Beautiful Borneo

Tue 9th September 2014 (1 comment)
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Rainforest in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

The island of Borneo in South-East Asia is one of the most unique and bio-diverse places on the planet. Home to thousands of plant and animal species, the evolution of the island and it's inhabitants has provided the world with countless unique plants and animals that can be found no-where else in the world.

From dense tropical rainforest, to salty mangroves and cave systems that span miles under the ground's surface the third largest island in the world is without doubt one of the most special places on Earth and is unsurprisingly one of the top destinations for conservationists and animal lovers from all around the world, along with travellers wanting to experience the sheer variety of beauty in all it's forms.