Entries in conservation (90)
Monday’s event at Lochinver, Scotland will bring together wildlife experts from across Britain to discuss whether reintroducing large animals that were native to Scotland in the distant past, could be beneficial to the environment and people.
Sharks are generally sought after for their fins, with estimates indicating that around 30 - 80,000,000 sharks are killed on an annual basis – which means that by the time you have finished reading this paragraph, 190 sharks have been illegally slaughtered.
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest known animal to have ever existed, this being very understandable with an average 30 meters in length and 180 tonnes (or more) in weight. These majestic animals pose several questions about their behaviour and biology, but they also raise questions about what happens to their bodies when they die.
A baby otter was found nearly dead, suffering from hypothermia near Argyll, Scotland. The pup was found on New Year’s Day by a couple in a Forestry Commission car park and was brought home to keep her warm until the Scottish SPCA’s arrival.
Australia is known for its range of unusual mammals and there may be another to add to the list. From kangaroos and wombats to koalas, there various species found across the country but there is one in particular that has been thought extinct for thousands of years.
Northern Canada is one area that is home to the beautiful Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus); with their thick white coats of insulating fur and other adaptations they are specialised to survive in one of the most extreme environments on the planet.