Read time: 10 mins Recently, there has been a new surge of attention towards business ventures aimed at cleaning up our beaches. I first came across the machines on twitter, where a marine conservation biologist retweeted one onto my timeline, captioning it: "What fresh hell is this? Lots of things live in sand". After some … Continue reading Mechanical Beach Cleaning: Friend or Foe?
To Cull, or Not to Cull? Feral Cats and Australia’s Extinction Crisis
Read time: 10 mins Australia is facing a crisis. It has the worst mammal extinction rate out of any other country on Earth: in the last decade, 3 of its native species have become extinct and hundreds more are currently on the verge of disappearing forever, too. Although a longstanding issue, in recent years this … Continue reading To Cull, or Not to Cull? Feral Cats and Australia’s Extinction Crisis
What’s Up With The Bees?
Read Time: 2 mins To stay in contact during isolation my friends and I have been doing a weekly quiz night via video call, which is great fun and a much needed slice of normality. There is almost always a nature round, and recently a question about declining bee populations came up. This has claimed … Continue reading What’s Up With The Bees?
The Importance of Wildlife Corridors
Read time: 5 minutes Where humans go, existing habitats are broken apart. Such is the inevitable nature of our endeavour to advance and improve life on earth for the human race - but at what cost to wildlife? In our quest for development, we create endless roads, cities, reservoirs, farmland; we fill in wetlands, cut … Continue reading The Importance of Wildlife Corridors