The ash-back slug Limax cinereoniger is the largest slug on Earth and reaches a maximum body length of 20cm. The one pictured above is perhaps less than half of its potential size. Irish populations are listed as ‘Vulnerable’ to extinction under IUCN assessment criteria [5], with declines attributed to forestry practices. (Photo: Aidan O’Hanlon©)
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Defending the small and slimy

February 7, 2018 0

The worrying decline of many of Earths charismatic vertebrates has been reasonably well documented and highlighted by the popular media. Ecologists are acutely aware of the plight of beautiful animals such as polar bears, dolphins, […]

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Born(eo) to be Wild

January 31, 2018 0

Borneo; the world’s third largest island harbouring species rich rainforest, estimated to be at least 130 million years old, home to around 100 endemic animal species alongside 6000 endemic plant species. Yet still new species […]

Lauren Lewis, 2017. 14 critically endangered slow lorises rescued from exotic pet trade.
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To Trade or Not to Trade

January 16, 2018 0

     The rise of exotic animal trade, both pets and parts, is a global phenomenon that has received plenty of media coverage in the last few years. The fact that wild animals and their by-products […]

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Why should we protect wildlife?

October 3, 2017 1

What I am about to try here is to convince policy-makers, businessmen and women, politicians, economists, the local plumber, teachers, parents and the homeless person on the street corner, why we need to save wildlife. […]

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Jaws: The Deadly Myth

August 23, 2017 0

We have all seen, or at least heard of, the famous thriller/horror film Jaws.  It induced nightmares and possibly a hatred of sharks into the general public, so that today people still seem to think that these sleek predators are […]

Marine Anti Abolone Poaching Rangers
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Tales of a Marine Anti-Poaching Ranger

April 7, 2017 0

Dedicated to the rise of a small Anti-Abalone-poaching team who are making waves, and the fall of Abalone Poaching in the Eastern Cape As a young, aspiring, female Nature Conservationist, trying to make a career […]

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Illegal loggers stopped in their tracks

April 5, 2017 0

Imagine you’re in a rainforest… what would you hear? Pessimists would say the chuckles of poachers and illegal loggers with the depressing roar of a chainsaw. But really think, is that what you would hear? […]

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Tuskless Elephants

March 28, 2017 0

As the poaching crisis rumbles on, African elephant populations are being decimated. But something strange is also happening to the appearance of elephants. They’re losing their tusks. If you take a safari in Zambia, you’re […]

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