Climate Change or Overexploitation: Which is the greatest threat to marine conservation?

Conservation is a substantial environmental and socio-economic challenge encompassing a wide variety of stakeholders with an eclectic range of interests. Undeniably, both climate change and human exploitation pose a great threat to biodiversity globally. But which is most threatening to marine ecosystems?

Top 5 Sharks You May Not Know About

Everyone knows about great whites, hammerheads and tiger sharks, but what about those lesser known species, that are just as cool? With over 440 species of sharks, it's easy to get sidetracked by the more (in)famous species, so I've listed my top 5 lesser-known shark species, just for your pleasure. Megamouth Shark Very little is …

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#MyWildDiary Something A Lil’ Bit Different…

As you may have noticed, my blog has not been updated for some time now - a couple of weeks I believe. I wish I had some great, extravagant excuse as to why this has happened, but alas I do not. No, it's just been my fairly mundane life prohibiting me from finding time to write …

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Adélie to Waitaha: Why you should care about World Penguin Day

Today marks an important day in highlighting the issues facing some of the natural world’s most charismatic creatures. It’s safe to say that penguins are adored by both young and old across the globe. These dopey and clumsy, adorable birds are featured in countless documentaries and are arguably the most recognised icon of Antarctica. There …

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Hacked to Death: The Politics of Africa’s Elephants & The Ivory Trade

Illegal trade in ivory is an exceedingly hot topic now. Ivory is big business. The controversy surrounding poaching and the illegal trade in ivory is widely publicised, with programmes such as Hugh and the Ivory War on BBC One and documentary films like The Ivory Game on Netflix being extremely popular. Trying to imply people are ignorant to elephant poaching for ivory would …

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