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 22 November 2010
Wild tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching, global wildlife experts told a "tiger summit" yesterday.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Monday 27 September 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Photographs of one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters will go on show for passers-by at London’s South Bank from tomorrow.
Thursday 15 July 2010
The giant panda for the age of climate change: such has become the fate, in emblematic terms, of Ursus maritimus, the great white bear of the north. As the panda logo of what was the World Wildlife Fund, 50 years ago, came to symbolise all threatened animals, so the image of a polar bear on a melting ice floe has come to stand for the dire consequences of global warming.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Thursday 03 June 2010
When Simon Ramsay and Professor Jonathan Gosling of the University of Exeter Business School talk of an MBA these days, they intend it to stand for Masters of Business and Action. Which may sound like Mattel's latest addition to the Barbie and Ken range, but, in fact, Ramsay explains, it is what they hope students who take their new One Planet MBA (in this case Master in Business) will become.
Thursday 06 May 2010
At last! The controversy is over. Forget the general election for a moment; this is even more important. It turns out the "scientific" claims promoted for decades by whiny self-righteous liberals were a lie, a fraud, a con - and we don't need to change after all. The left is humiliated; the conservatives are triumphant and exultant.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
The World Wildlife Fund said it has evidence that the rare Sumatran rhinoceros is breeding on Borneo island.
Friday 19 March 2010
Today, governments taking part in the world's largest wildlife trade convention put politics before science, and we all lost out.
Monday 25 January 2010
Productive and versatile, it's no surprise that palm oil has become the world's most popular vegetable oil with 40 million tonnes traded every year. It's found in a plethora of products, both food and non-food, in a range of different guises. But it has come at a cost.
Saturday 23 January 2010
Thursday 03 December 2009
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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