Category Archives: Conservation

Sign to Save the Tiger

I’ve just spent a few seconds signing up to a vital petition that will help save the last 3,200 wild tigers on earth. Will you help the cause by doing the same? When I first heard that there are only … Continue reading

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The Horned Beast

This piece was published last year to highlight what can be achieved to conserve wildlife. Recent news of extinction of the Javan Rhino in the wilds and the western African sub-species of the black rhino clearly demonstrates that more needs to be … Continue reading

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Future of Fish

What are the key requirements of a Fishing Policy or fishery management strategy? The strategy for managing any fishery must be SUSTAINABLE, meeting the our needs while leaving opportunity for future generations to meet their own needs.  But how can … Continue reading

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The Lone Wolf Approach to Conservation

Sweden, Conservation Sweden has been in the vanguard of countries seeking to preserve the natural environment. It was the first European country to establish a national park (Sarek National Park was established in 1909), thereby preserving part of Europe’s last wilderness. The … Continue reading

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Fish Fight

Shocking, perverse, just downright wrong… Sign up to the letter: To Commissioner Damanaki, Members of the European Parliament and all member state governments, I have seen images of dead and dying fish discarded in European waters. I understand that the … Continue reading

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Conservation of the Natural Balance

According to The Killing Fields article in this morning’s Sunday Herald, raptors are being killed in their thousands.  Allegations abound that highland sporting estates are poisoning hen harriers in order to boost grouse numbers. It is illegal to kill these protected … Continue reading

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The 2nd Day of Advent – Osprey

Ospreys were persecuted into extinction in the UK, where they were shot for taxidermy or had their eggs stolen by collectors. Around 50 years ago Scandinavian ospreys began breeding in Scotland.  At this stage intensive protection measures began, including 24 hour observation … Continue reading

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The 1st Day of Advent – The Horned Beast

Rather than the traditional Nativity scenes or miniature chocolates, this advent calender features a selection of pictures and videos relating success stories in conservation and the environment. These stories demonstrate what can be achieved.  Of course more needs to be … Continue reading

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Save Mary’s Lake

There’s a campaign doing the rounds on Twitter (@SaveMaryLake) to save the pristine Mary’s Lake on Vancouver Island from development. Over the past few days over $100,000 has been raised towards the $1million initial target, partly resulting from the power … Continue reading

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