>Tag: Conservation

Gove’s Farming Bill is More Chaff than Wheat Catherine Broomfield

By |2018-09-17T16:05:54+07:00September 20th, 2018|News|

We need to break the link between corporate interests and agriculture. Mixed, sustainable farming is the way forward Michael Gove’s agriculture bill – the first such legislation since 1947 – is not before time. It sets out to replace the existing agriculture subsidy systems, based on direct payment for acres owned, to a system that [...]

Have psychologists found a better way to persuade people to save the planet?

By |2017-11-08T17:10:02+07:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Recent studies linking people’s views on social inequality to how they think and act on environmental issues could prove crucial to changing their behaviour In the 1990s, psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a scientific theory to account for all the prejudice and violence in the world. Social dominance theory, which attributes sexism [...]

Prince Charles: Companies Chased Away from Amazonian Rainforests Now Destroying Plains

By |2017-10-26T17:16:10+07:00November 8th, 2017|News|

The Prince of Wales is encouraging companies to sign up to the Cerrado manifesto, which aims to protect globally important natural landscapes The loss of rainforest in the Amazon has been a familiar cause for activism for more than 30 years, but the partial success of efforts to protect it is moving the spotlight to a new landscape: Brazil’s [...]

Protecting Forest Dwellers Goes Hand in Hand with Protecting Forests, Whitehall Told

By |2017-10-26T17:18:21+07:00November 7th, 2017|News|

Indigenous community leaders are urging the UK government to do more to protect the forest dwellers who defend rainforests from illegal loggers Activists have marched through Whitehall to urge the UK government to give more support to environmental defenders who risk their lives protecting rainforests, rivers and the climate. The demonstration on Tuesday was [...]

World’s Deepest Lake Crippled by Putrid Algae, Poaching and Pollution

By |2018-02-13T12:09:33+07:00October 28th, 2017|News|

Lake Baikal in Siberia holds one fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world’s deepest lake for centuries but is [...]

Regreening the Planet Could Cut as Much Carbon as Halting Oil Use – Report

By |2017-10-25T13:49:32+07:00October 24th, 2017|News|

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on [...]

Natural Health Service: Wildlife Volunteers Get Mental Health Boost

By |2017-10-05T11:27:01+07:00October 3rd, 2017|News|

Volunteers on wildlife projects benefit from a big boost to their mental health, according to new research. It advances the idea that nature could be widely prescribed by doctors as a therapy, which its supporters say would ease the burden on the NHS. The new analysis tracked people across England taking part in projects run by the [...]