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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 […]

Biodiversity Heritage Library: World’s Largest Botanical & Animal Free Digital Archive

3 Mins Read In an effort to educate more people about protecting wildlife and biodiversity, the Biodiversity Heritage Library boasts more than 180,000 illustrations of plant and animal species on earth, alongside 55 million pages of scientific studies and research collected from all around the world. Dubbed as the world’s biggest open-access digital archive dedicated to the planet’s […]

Covid-19 Explainer: Why Our Global Food System Is Broken

7 Mins Read Recent news about the global food supply chain amidst the coronavirus pandemic has shocked much of the world, from 265 million people possibly facing starvation to closed meat plants causing empty supermarket shelves. But what the pandemic has exposed about the food system is what scientists have long been warning – our global food supply […]

Wildlife Conservation Crumbling As Ecotourism Drops Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

3 Mins Read Conservation work to protect some of the world’s vulnerable wildlife species and ecosystems are now facing an emergency situation as ecotourism comes to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many wildlife organisations rely on funding from visitors for critical projects to safeguard endangered species and habitats, and are now on the brink of shuttering […]

Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead

6 Mins Read By: Tom Levitt Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment. The future of food doesn’t have to include animals. At least that’s what Miyoko Schinner believes. “A lot of farmers see us as a threat,” Schinner said of her Californian plant-based dairy company, Miyoko’s […]

“Let Us Live In Peace & Harmony Together:” Jane Goodall Urges Us To Rethink How We Treat Animals

3 Mins Read 85-year-old renowned anthropologist, animal activist and primatologist Jane Goodall recently posted a video message about the coronavirus pandemic, urging the world to reflect on their relationship with nature and wild animals. She voiced her heartfelt sadness about the ongoing tragedies due to the pandemic, whilst saying that we must show love and compassion to each […]

‘Nature Is Sending Us A Message’ Says UN Environment Chief

5 Mins Read By: Damian Carrington  Destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis is hurting humanity, with Covid-19 a ‘clear warning shot’, say experts. Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural […]

Voices For The Planet: Creative Competition Launches To Inspire Young Wildlife Activists

2 Mins Read Hong Kong-based environmental charity LumiVoce has recently partnered up with Beijing-headquartered NGO The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) to launch a brand new competition for students. Called the Voices for the Planet Challenge, the competition aims to raise awareness about conservation and encourage the next generation of wildlife protectors.  Announced in late […]

Nearly 90% Of Dolphin Population In Indian Ocean Wiped Out By Fisheries

4 Mins Read A new study by an international group of scientists has found that almost 90% of the dolphin population in the Indian Ocean has been killed due to the tuna fishing industry. The “alarming” drop in dolphin numbers is related to the use of illegal gillnets that are widely used by fishing companies across the world, […]

What Brexit Means For Organic Food & Sustainable Agriculture

5 Mins Read After three tumultuous years in British politics, Britain has officially passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and ended nearly half a century of close ties with Europe on the January 31 2020. This begins the implementation phase of leaving the European Union, which will last until December 31 2020 this year when the process of leaving […]

Climate Crisis Dominates Top 5 Risks In World Economic Forum Report

3 Mins Read For the first time, the climate crisis is at the top of the World Economic Forum’s annual risk report ahead of the Davos conference. All five spaces in the list of issues likely to pose a major impact over the next decade have been filled by environmental issues, as the world wakes up to extreme […]

Experts Now Estimate Over 1 Billion Animals Killed By Australian Wildfires

3 Mins Read The death toll of the Australian wildfires has gone up again, with experts now predicting that over 1 billion animals may have been killed. Wildfires have ravaged through the country since September and have escalated over the holiday season to burn across nearly 20 million acres of land, forcing thousands to flee their homes and […]

Scientists Find Underwater Speakers Brings Life To Dying Coral Reefs

3 Mins Read In a recently published paper in Nature Communications, scientists have found that playing sounds through underwater loudspeakers can help and bring new life thelp dying coral reefs. These findings bring hope to the future of habitat conservation and recovery of coral reefs, which have been severely threatened by human activities, causing deep disruption to ocean […]