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‘My Octopus Teacher’ Is The Nature Film You Need To Watch Right Now

4 Mins Read My Octopus Teacher is a nature documentary unlike any I have ever watched. It follows Craig Foster, an experienced diver and filmmaker, on his yearlong journey of friendship with, of all things, a wild cephalopod. I had few expectations going in, not having read anything about it or its makers, but the film took my […]

Sir David Attenborough Warns Of Extinction Crisis In Latest BBC Documentary

3 Mins Read In his most recent return to television screens, Sir David Attenborough warns the world about the crisis our planet is in. Premiered on the BBC last weekend, the documentary saw the legendary naturalist deliver a stark message about mass biodiversity loss and the consequences that the world will face as a result.  Unlike his usual […]

“They’re Connected”: The UN Chief’s Views On Coronavirus & Climate Change

4 Mins Read In a recent series of interviews with Covering Climate Now partners, the United Nations Secretary General General António Guterres stressed the interconnectedness of the two biggest disasters the world is currently facing – the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis. Now, according to Guterres, the planet is facing a stark choice between continuing as we […]

Gen Z Climate Activists Garner Millions Of ‘Biodiversity’ Views On TikTok

3 Mins Read Millennials and Gen Zs are well known for their climate activism, from participating in high-profile Extinction Rebellion protests to leading global student strikes. Now, the younger generation are using the popular social media platform TikTok to raise awareness of the plight of our planet, with hashtags such as “biodiversity” garnering as many as 12.6 million […]

David Attenborough Urges People To Ditch Meat In New Film

3 Mins Read In his upcoming documentary, the legendary Sir David Attenborough calls for a mass dietary shift to plant-based foods in order to re-wild the Earth and save the planet. Called A Life On Our Planet, 94-year-old stresses in the film that humans can no longer wait to take drastic action if we are to avoid complete […]

New WEF Report Says ‘Prioritizing Nature’ Is A $10 Trillion Opportunity That Would Create 395 Million Jobs

4 Mins Read By: Kimberly White  A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that prioritizing nature isn’t just good for the planet but also good for business.  World leaders, cities, companies, and individuals around the globe have been calling for a green recovery following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As governments and companies look towards the future, […]

HKU Team Develops Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles For Coral Restoration

3 Mins Read Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have co-developed a novel method to help repopulate coral communities. They have designed 3D printed artificial “reef tiles” customised for coral attachment, which will support their survival in Hong Kong’s Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and help to conserve the city’s marine biodiversity.  In […]

Chinese Fishing Vessels Near Galápagos Raise Fears Over Wildlife Destruction

3 Mins Read Around 260 Chinese fishing fleets were recently detected in the seas surrounding the Galápagos islands off the coast of Ecuador. The vast armarda of fishing vessels in the biodiverse Pacific islands has raised alarm bells over the fishing practices that conservationists say could severely damage the region’s protected marine ecosystem.  In late July, the Ecuadorian […]

Taiwan Bans Great White, Megamouth & Basking Sharks Fishing

3 Mins Read Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency has recently announced plans to impose a ban on three large-sized shark species. The law will apply to all Taiwanese fishing boats and will also require accidentally caught sharks to be released back into the sea. Environmentalists have hailed the new regulations as a win for conservation efforts.  On July 16, Taiwan’s […]

Bee Population Decline Leads To Food Crop Shortages, Scientists Find

3 Mins Read New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and […]

60% Fish Species May Not Survive Global Warming, Study Finds

2 Mins Read A new study reveals that climate change will impact fish species far more than previously thought. Finding that embryos and spawning adults are more susceptible to warming ocean temperatures, researchers say that if global heating continues unabated, by 2100, up to 60% of fish species around the world will be unable to survive. Even if […]

British Environmentalist Chris Packham: Coronavirus Is Price We’re Paying For Planet Destruction

3 Mins Read Chris Packham, the famous British naturalist, wildlife photographer and television presenter for the hit BBC nature series Springwatch was recently interviewed by the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. In the interview, the prominent environmentalist says that the coronavirus crisis has given him extra time to reflect on how humanity needs to change in order to end […]

Jane Goodall: Change Our Food System Or Humanity Is “Finished”

3 Mins Read Jane Goodall, the 85-year-old renowned anthropologist, animal activist and primatologist says that humanity will be “finished” if we do not make dramatic changes to our food systems in response to the climate and coronavirus crisis. Speaking at an online conference hosted by Compassion in World Farming, the prominent naturalist said that the current crisis that […]

Sixth Mass Extinction Of Wildlife: Over 500 Species On Brink Of Extinction

4 Mins Read Scientists are warning that the sixth mass extinction of wildlife is speeding up, with over 500 land animal species now on the verge of disappearing forever within the next 20 years. The root cause is human destruction of nature – without which this rate of biodiversity loss would have taken thousands of years, not two […]

Local Hong Kong Conservationist & Photographer Wins People’s Choice Award In Global Wildlife Competition

3 Mins Read Local conservationist, naturalist and photographer Robert Ferguson has won the People’s Choice Award in Nature TTL’s annual Photographer of the Year 2020 wildlife photography competition. The competition drew thousands of entries from countries all over the world, but Ferguson’s image of a great white pelican taken in Singapore stood out from the crowd.  Titled “I’m […]