More than 60 lions have been shot by British citizens in the last few years-since the death of Cecil

in 2015 the world was in uproar when a dentist from the States went to South Africa and shot a lion.The shooting of alarm is not unusual in South Africa, indeed they do more huntings than many countries. what was considered unacceptable was that this lion was tempted out of a protected area so that it could be shot.

After the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion British senior ministers in the conservative government promised to ban the import of lions to the UK. Indeed, it was also included in the Conservatives most recent manifesto for their landslide re-election.

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Hundreds of elephants have died in Botswana in the last couple of months

Aerial surveys in the Okavango Delta have now counted more than 350 elephant bodies. Having died and falling flat on their face, samples have been taken and tested and and many different possibilities have been ruled out.

It seems unlikely to be some sort of poisoning, as it’s only currently appears to be affecting elephants. Investigations are ongoing.

I will write on this again as we have more information

Shop is live!

We have finally got the shop live!

There are a variety of books and media of interest in the natural world.

Also we have a range of tents for travel to the natural world.

Much more of interest to come. Please do look and consider buying a book or dvd, I am keen to make the links international but need some purchases before I can do that.

Trump has changed dramatically what gets approved for federal land, and its not good.

An analysis has shown that Donald Trump is approving environmental projects of any sort on federal land at half the rate that Obama did, year by year, during his term. On the other hand, there has been a marked increase in permission given by Trump for drilling for oil and other fossil fuels on federal land.

It is clear that regardless of the evidence, Trump is determined wherever possible to stymie and limit the reduction in carbon emissions that the USA can reach.

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It has been announced that Fracking in the UK is over

Fracking was once claimed to be a way to safely and simply release vast quantities of oil from deep underground. The method consists of drilling holes down into the ground and then pumping liquid down at extremely high pressure to crack the rocks in force the oil/gas back up to the surface.

Fracking site in Lancashire, England

Estimates of the quantity of these fossil fuels under the earth vary wildly with low estimates suggesting 2.8 trillion cubic metres going up to around 39.9 cubic metres. However from the beginning of the bush to start extracting these fossil fuels people have pointed out that there is no way we can extract any significant quantity of these fossil fuels and still meet our carbon cutting obligations.

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Who in America wants to start getting fewer miles per litre in their car

Trump has continually tried to water down rules set to protect people. There has been a rule that cars had to get 5%more efficient each year. Trump’s law “safe” (the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule), was a misnomer- it scrapped much of the fuel efficiency rules, this supposedly in the name of safety, despite it being illogical. It was clear trump wanted zero, but settled for 1.5%improvement each year.

Trump’s argument runs along lines essentially saying that in order for companies to meet the 5% efficiency rule they would have to to put hundreds of millions of dollars into research which would allow them to build these more efficient cars, and it all this money would be tacked onto the price of creating the car thereby making the cars more expensive.

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Impact of corona-virus-over fishing in the Philippines

There have been many catalogues issues with what has happened during the current virus Outbreak. Some of these have fascinated people, the the sudden re-emergence of wildlife back into spaces that humans have left. This ranges from deer seen in public to monkeys in Indian cities and animals such as leopards and tigers leaving the reserves that they are normally remain within.

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