A cull of a quarter of a million reindeer has been proposed in northern Siberia by Christmas, in a bid to reduce the risk of an anthrax outbreak. This follows the death of a 12 year-old boy in the Arctic Circle this July after consuming the venison of an infected reindeer. The so-called “zombie” disease is believed to have been resurrected because of unusually warm temperatures this summer thawing the carcass of an anthrax-infected reindeer which died over 70 years ago.
Bee populations are declining at an unprecedented rate around the globe: fact. Due to the key role that these pollinators play in maintaining world crops, flowers and biodiversity as a […]
Christmas Island Hearing the name Christmas Island may conjure up images of Santa Clause, snow and a factory full of elves, but the real Christmas Island is actually quite the […]
I think it’s safe to say we’re all a bit gutted about Planet Earth II finishing. The series finale showcased the brilliance of wildlife that have managed to adapt to […]
In 2015, Cecil the lion was killed by American trophy hunter Walter Palmer, in Bubye Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe (Figure 1). There was an international outcry that such a magnificent beast […]
‘The Pangolin Pit’ is the harrowing image of 4,000 defrosting pangolins seized by the authorities in a shipping container in Indonesia (fig. 1). This was one of the largest wildlife […]
On 27th October, the Living Planet Report 2016 was released. The report itself was alarming, but the reaction to it, even more so. The report revealed some startling figures and […]