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The battle to save British mammals continues

September 25, 2011

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As you all know primates are my “thing”, or as some of my male colleagues like to put it: “you’re into monkeys?!” But today┬áI’m going to deviate ever so slightly to mention the plight of the humble British hedgehog. This species like so many primates are in rapid decline and one of the biggest factors […]

East Africa’s worst drought – or is this the shape of things to come?

July 8, 2011

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At eight forty-five this morning I was on a train heading out of London to Cambridge. I squeezed into a seat sandwiched between wide-eyed, anxious teenagers and their somewhat smug parents. After all even if your kid is bright enough to get into the historic university, you still need some serious cash to afford the […]

The sky’s the limit attitude may not save the lemur, conservationists warn Branson

April 19, 2011

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Sir Richard Branson is used to making headlines. His maverick approach to business catapulted him into the big league and secured his status as one of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs. But his latest idea to help save the lemurs of Madagascar has sparked controversy. The British tycoon admits it’s “a radical idea” but wants […]