Tag: Wildlife


Amazon turtle populations recovering well thanks to local action

The previously over-exploited Giant South American Turtle population is making a steady recovery thanks to the work of UEA and its partner universities in the UK and South America. Conservation teams have implemented a bottom-up strategy of protecting the turtles’ habitat by employing local people as beach guards. Their primary aim is to protect the…


Fresher’s Guide to Norfolk

As a local boy I think I am well placed to showcase the delights of my home county.  Although it feels that Norfolk is the land of the forgotten, it is well worth an explore during your time at UEA.  If you have a car then the possibilities of exploring quaint market towns, such as…


Transport workers unaware of wildlife smugglers methods

Wildlife crime has long been a problem in international trade, but a summit in Bangkok this week revealed that front-line transport workers have very little knowledge of the methods criminals use to illegally ship wildlife products around the world. The summit was the first of its kind, bringing together transport operators and customs officials with…

Science and Tech

50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year announced

Last Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of a prestigious event in every wildlife photographer’s calendar, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (WPY). The overall winner was declared to be “The Last Great Picture” by Michael “Nick” Nichols. His monochrome picture of a sleeping pride of lions set against the African plain was described by…

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