The emotional response to the loss of the Sycamore Gap is part of a long history of emblematic trees, their destruction and renewal.
When large patches of woodland are swallowed by urban sprawl or when households replace long grass with artificial turf or refurbish buildings to repair cracks and crevices, wildlife populations are…Read More >
Worrying news has recently come to light: hundreds of elephants have been found dead in Botswana, and as yet, there is no clear cause of death. Here, Dr Vicky Boult,…Read More >
The recent Netflix series Tiger King begins with a shocking statistic: the captive tiger population in the US of 7,000 or so is almost double the total wild population of around…Read More >
The human population in Africa is booming, squeezing elephants into ever smaller and more isolated pockets of land. In a new post for The Conversation, conservation biologist Vicky Boult explains…Read More >
In just four decades, human activity has wiped out 60% of our planet’s wildlife, according to a new report by the WWF. The solutions to halting this shocking decline start…Read More >
A recent discovery about the genetics of tigers could help us ensure the survival of one of the world’s most iconic animals, writes Dr Tara Pirie in a recent post…Read More >
From popping lizards in pillow cases to tape-measuring a mamba, London Zoo has to come up with some creative methods for the annual weigh-in of its animals. But what can a zoo…Read More >