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Trophy hunting of lions can aid in conservation, say researchers

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One year after the worldwide controversy when an American dentist and recreational hunter killed Cecil the Lion outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, the researchers say hunting can work as a conservation tool, but that an overhaul of the system is required in order to encourage hunting companies to prioritise sustainability over profits. 478 more words

Science News

The difficult Latin of Renaissance Natural History

In my last blog post I announced I had found funding to start a research project looking at a seventeenth century Latin Natural History text. I am now well underway, kindly sponsored by the Antiquaries of London and the Alice McCosh Trust. 700 more words


The illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic — Quartz

At first glance, there seems to be nothing unusual about Ridley Road Market. Like any other London market, there are stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, cheap electronics, artificial jewelry, and other bits and bobs.

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Endangered Species

The pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal, is finally a highly protected species — Quartz

The pangolin, a strange-looking animal resembling a pine cone that is highly sought after for Chinese medicine, has finally received the highest level of protection against illegal trading by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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What use is 'six degrees of separation' for?

I was on wiki reading about the six degrees of separation theory set out by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy. He had posited this theory in his collection of short stories called… 201 more words

Pocket Thought

Shamanism & Magic - The Environmental Questions

From the dawn of the Homo sapien up until the modern day, shamanism and magical rite have been part of human society. With an ever growing population and many people moving away from conventional religion, shamanism and magical thought have only grown. 1,189 more words

Nature & Metaphysics