Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.
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Monday 20 January 2014
For do-gooders the world over it's a familiar problem. How do you make charity, or in this case corporate responsibility, appeal to a wide audience with a short attention span?
Owen Paterson's climate change scepticism 'has blinded him to future flooding risks', claims Labour as winter storm continues to batter Britain
Sunday 05 January 2014
Labour minister claims Environment Secretary has failed to protect UK's defences against storms
Tuesday 17 December 2013
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Friday 22 November 2013
Japan dramatically scales back long-term commitments to reduce carbon emissions as Australia moves to repeal its carbon tax
Thursday 21 November 2013
More than 800 activists from NGOs such as Greenpeace and Oxfam as well as trade unions and social movements have staged a mass walkout of the UN climate talks in Warsaw in protest of the lack of action at the conference.
Friday 11 October 2013
If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
There are believed to be only 345 giant ibis remaining in the wild, but there is hope for conservationists after a nest of the endangered species was discovered in a hitherto unknown habitat in north-eastern Cambodia.
Saturday 11 May 2013
Blow to fight against climate change as CO2 in the atmosphere hits record high
Sunday 24 March 2013
The seventh annual Earth Hour saw many parts of the world plunged into darkness for an hour yesterday evening to mark environmental concern over climate change and fossil fuel emissions.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Professional photographer for Canon Europe, Thorsten Milse, recently accompanied the WWF's conservation sailing expedition to the Arctic as part of the WWF Last Ice Area Project.
Sunday 02 December 2012
If you've spotted lots of snow leopards, with their striking coats and big floofy tails, on your television recently, you're not alone. The World Wildlife Fund has been airing adverts for the big cats for a year, but has stepped up its campaign in time for the festive season.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Wolf watching may not yet be part of Berlin's standard tourist repertoire, but the idea can no longer be dismissed as utterly fanciful: naturalists have sighted a pack of the animals and their cubs just 15 miles south of the German capital for the first time in well over a century.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Naturalists in Berlin have sighted a pack of wolves and their cubs just 15 miles south of the German capital for the first time in more than 100 years.
Monday 19 November 2012
Three years ago, the drought in Spain's most important wetland – the Tablas de Daimiel in the country's vast, largely arid, central plains – was so serious that just 39 acres remained flooded. Then, when a series of underground fires broke out in steadily drying peat banks, the Tablas' ecosystem looked set to be irreversibly destroyed.
Friday 19 October 2012
Four of Britain's largest green groups challenged George Osborne last night over his slighting reference to climate change campaigners as the "environmental Taliban".
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 4 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
- 5 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation