Is That Selfie Really Worth it? Why Face Time With Wild Animals is a Bad Idea

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month, when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, ...
Read More

What The Grieving Mother Orca Tells Us About How Animals Experience Death

What the grieving mother orca tells us about how animals experience death For many weeks, news of a mother orca carrying her dead infant through the icy waters of the Salish Sea captured the attention of many around the ...
Read More

Support for the U.S. Endangered Species Act Over Time and Space

About the Endangered Species Act and the non-controversy over its widespread support (contrary to what we currently are 'led' to believe)... In short, a study published very recently found that: (a) ∼4 in 5 Americans support the ESA, whereas ...
Read More

Killing Sharks, Wolves and Other Top Predators Won’t Solve Conflicts

Killing sharks, wolves and other top predators won’t solve conflicts In French Polynesia, fishing is an integral part of everyday life. The people living here fish on the flats and along the reef using nets, hooks and line, harpoons, spearguns ...
Read More

Rainforest Collapse in Prehistoric Times Changed the Course of Evolution

Rainforest collapse in prehistoric times changed the course of evolution Over 750,000 square kilometres of Amazon rainforest have been cleared since 1970 – a fifth of the total. As a result, many of the animals that live there are threatened ...
Read More

Spotting Conservation Volunteering Fakes

I’ve heard that a lot of companies are just a front and aren’t really about volunteering. Is that true? Yes, that is true and even more so when volunteering is about supposedly preserving species that happen to be majestic, beautiful ...
Read More

Biodiversity Extinction Rates on Steroid

Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speed When Sudan the white rhino was put down by his carers earlier this year, it confirmed the extinction of one of the savannah’s most iconic subspecies ...
Read More

Even Scientists Take Selfies With Wild Animals –Here’s Why They Shouldn’t

Even Scientists Take Selfies with Wild Animals. Here's Why They Shouldn't. One of the great things about being a biologist is getting to work in the field and connect with wildlife. Through my career, I have enjoyed many unforgettable close ...
Read More

How Noise Pollution is Changing Animal Behaviour

How noise pollution is changing animal behaviour Noise pollution, generally an unintended byproduct of urbanisation, transport, and industry, is a key characteristic of human development and population growth. In some cases, it is produced intentionally, for example when seismic surveys ...
Read More

Zoo-ing Out: A First in the Travel Industry

In April 2017, Responsible Travel became the first travel company to stop promoting any holidays that included a visit to a zoo. Their reasons are centered around the education value of zoos, how much is spent on conservation efforts and ...
Read More

Home  /  Focus Areas  /  Conservation & Ecological Ethics

Print Friendly, PDF & Email