Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ten of the World’s Most Threatened Habitats

Everyday we’re bombarded with images of beautiful landscapes and fragile ecosystems under threat from unsustainable human activities, and sometimes all this information can drown out the message that these places need immediate action if they are to escape destruction, so … Continue reading

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Amur tiger population decreases

According to scientist’s recent findings the effective population of the endangered Amur Tiger is now down to a staggering 14. There are approximately 500 of the tigers living in the wild but the effective population is a measure of genetic … Continue reading

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Human/Wildlife conflict in Tanzania

Human populations are expanding; a consequence of this is that natural habitats are shrinking as a result of land being converted or degraded. As human settlements encroach on natural habitats wildlife is more likely to interact with people. Human/Wildlife conflict … Continue reading

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Environmentally friendly tuna?

…mmm appetising Bombarded with the countless number of ‘dolphin friendly’ logos when walking past the tinned tuna section of supermarkets? Think you’re doing a good deed when buying one with a so called environmentally friendly logo? Think again. You would … Continue reading

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Frontier Mixtape #7

We have been getting inspired all week by the fascinating island of Madagascar. After getting some amazing pictures back from our projects and the superb BBC documentaries we came up with mixtape that celebrates and encapsulates island life…also some songs … Continue reading

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5 of the best: Socks

Choice of socks is going to be pretty important when you go on a gap year. Especially if you’re going on a trail project. Comfort and temperature control are always going to be the key factors but you can’t beat … Continue reading

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The fight against Japanese whaling: the battle continues

At the end of every year, a huge 8000 tonne factory whaling ship departs Japanese waters and embarks on a steady journey to Antarctic waters for the Summer whaling season. At the same time, animal activists Sea Shepherd stealthily prepare … Continue reading

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