World Conservation Issues - Page 33

  • Decline of the Monarch

    Illegal logging of the oyamel forest, the monarchs favoured trees to hibernate in, still continues despite an increase in the size of nature reserves by the Mexican government.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th November 2011
  • Wild Animal or a Prop for the Perfect Holiday Snap?

    Primates around the world are used in a variety of ways for the entertainment of tourists. Some are made to perform tricks for large paying audiences, others owned by people who use them to beg for money from tourists in return for using the animal as a photographic prop.

    By Guest Bloggers on 28th November 2011
  • Cheetahs in Asia?

    They were declared extinct in India 60 years ago, but may be back in the country as early as next year.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd November 2011
  • Will Extinction Ever Become Extinct?

    The beauty of the natural world is truly something magnificent to behold and a heritage that we seem to be struggling to conserve.

    By Richard Hassall on 22nd November 2011
  • Gorilla Tourism – A Double-Edged Sword

    However, tourists pose a risk to the gorillas in the form of disease transmission. Mountain gorillas, who share 98.5% of our DNA, are extremely vulnerable to human disease, especially respiratory infections.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th November 2011
  • Population 7 Billion

    It amazed me how little mention there was of the impact population growth has on the species we share the planet with.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th November 2011
  • The Struggle of the African Wild Dog

    They have all the hallmarks of an iconic predator; yet, wild dogs are a struggling species in Africa.

    By Richard Hassall on 8th November 2011
  • River Dolphins in Decline

    The Amazon river dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, is the largest of the river dolphins. For over a decade their carcasses have been appearing on riverbanks recently in record numbers.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd November 2011