How to help kids connect with animals without getting a pet?

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Pet

Children are fascinated by animals. They always want a closer look at the squirrels in the park or to shake hands with the friendly neighborhood dog. Some children are just curious about pets, while others long to become pet parents. Here are a few ways to help kids connect with animals without getting a pet:… Read more »

What is a zoonotic disease?

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zoonotic disease

In the wake of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the world has become more aware of the risks of zoonotic disease. People around the world are questioning the presence of wildlife trade for human consumption. Many countries are now planning stringent measures to address illegal trade and wildlife poaching. So, as we try to fight this… Read more »

How are animals affected by the COVID-19 lockdown?

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COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 has been a big blow for countries around the world. As economies reach a standstill and lockdowns are increasing in many areas, animals are responding to the changes too. Social media posts show how animals are returning to cityscapes and reclaiming their space. Many people see this as a sign of how nature has… Read more »

5 Threats to Wildlife in the United Kingdom

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Wildlife

Wildlife in the United Kingdom is threatened by several factors. Many of these factors are a direct result of human development. It is estimated that the UK saw a decline of almost 56% of species between 1970 and 2013. At this alarming rate, we may be looking at a planet with a disbalanced ecosystem. This… Read more »

Ex Situ Conservation and the Importance of Protecting Endangered Species

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ex situ conservation

Ex situ conservation is a conservation method where the plant or animal species is conserved outside of their natural habitat. This is a crucial conservation method for endangered species. In situ conservation, on the other hand, requires conservation efforts to be focused on protecting species in their natural ecosystem. Both methods are significant in improving… Read more »

In situ Conservation – A key tool to conserve biodiversity

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In situ Conservation

In situ conservation is the method conserving biodiversity within their natural habitat. It requires the maintenance and protection of the natural ecosystem to allow plant and animal species to thrive. Needless to say, it is an effective conservation method. By protecting the biodiversity right where it belongs, we naturally strengthen our ecosystem. Additionally, this method… Read more »

Phenology – A crucial resource to understand climate change

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Phenology

What is Phenology? All plants and animals experience life events which occur in the same pattern every year. These include the migration of birds, hibernation of animals, the blooming of flowers, and the shedding of leaves. Phenology is the study of how these natural events are timed by the plants and animals. Many scientists consider… Read more »