The BBC recently exposed a secret network of wildlife traffickers passing on baby chimpanzees in Western and Central Africa. Their 12-month investigation managed to save one tiny individual. They discovered that for every one baby that’s taken, around ten adult animals are killed to make the baby-snatching easier. The apes, who are the closest relatives … More Who is buying trafficked baby chimps?
Some good news!! In a time when there are so many animal species being lost from our planet it’s important to celebrate the wins and right now it would seem the Golden Eagle is one such species benefitting from conservation efforts. They are seriously impressive species with huge talons and wingspans reaching over 7ft. They … More Golden Eagles are on the rise!
Because captivity is cruel. The first time I saw a killer whale it honestly took my breath away. I was about 16 years old in a sea kayak on a freezing day in the Canadian wilderness and the thought of the sheer size and power of an animal with 6ft dorsal fins still makes my knees … More Where to see Killer Whales in the wild where they belong
I absolutely love Cornwall so here’s a few of my fave places for the obligatory morning swim and more importantly, where to go for the post-hypothermic hot chocolate. Porthcurno Beach To me, this is the stereotypical, picture-postcard Cornish Beach. I’m probably quite biased coming from the pebbles of Brighton Beach, but it’s lovely and sandy … More 4 Pre-breakfast swim spots in Cornwall
In light of the new Planet Earth II series, I thought I’d break down how one man has become not only one of the most inspiring naturalist’s of our time, but arguably also the World’s most sought after Granddad, by reminding ourselves of some key moments. 1.1926 – A legend is born in London. 2. … More In case you needed reminding why David Attenborough is a 10/10 human being
You can keep your Stranger Things, pal. I admit TV chefs aren’t normally my thing, (Come Dine and Bake Off are different stories, obviously), but that’s about as far as I usually take it. Not anymore! I have been turned by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who has seemingly moved on from cinnamon buns and soufflés to something … More Why Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new series on the Ivory Trade is the most compelling stuff on TV right now.
Whether you’re bumbling along the South Downs or setting yourself a challenge with Ben Nevis in Scotland, here’s a few, somewhat obvious but nonetheless important, things I’ve learnt: You might see people doing stupid things I saw a group attempting Snowdon in sandals; people like this aren’t to be trusted. They make poor life decisions. … More 8 Pre-hike pointers you need to know