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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Wednesday 02 December 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
Multinational companies should be “named and shamed” into sourcing sustainable palm oil to protect the world’s tropical rainforests, says Britain’s Energy Minister, Joan Ruddock.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
A leading food manufacturer says it will switch to a "sustainable" source of palm oil for its most famous brands, such as McVitie's, Jaffa Cakes and Penguin.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession - but not to the organization - that made him a household name.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Saturday 24 October 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
A gecko with spots like a leopard and a fanged frog that preys on birds are among more than 160 new species that have been discovered along the Mekong River but which face the threat of extinction as a result of climate change.
Monday 14 September 2009
Imagine yourself in the creative department of a German advertising agency. A brief has just come in for an anti-Aids TV commercial. So how do you persuade young people to put caution before pleasure and acknowledge that sex can be fatal? Think hard. What's the most traumatising image you can conjure to shock your carefree and careless audience into paying attention and donning a condom?
Friday 04 September 2009
Everyone recognises the iconic WWF black and white panda logo, and charity collection boxes that used to sit in post offices and shops. Well, now some will look a lot less familiar, thanks to a group of artists and designers who have transformed 120 of them into works of art for a project called Pandamonium. The pandas, which have been brought out of retirement to highlight the urgent need to address climate change and its impact on people, wildlife and the planet, will be on show in Selfridges windows and around the shop's concept store on Oxford Street from today until the end of October.
Saturday 15 August 2009
Monday 10 August 2009
Thursday 09 July 2009
An Australian town has banned bottled water, claiming to be the first in the country to revert to the tap for the sake of the environment and prompting the nation's largest state government to stop buying bottled water.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The Government has joined calls for Britain’s best-selling household groceries to use sustainable palm oil.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
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Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
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