Why ZSL needs your help
Conservation

Why ZSL needs your help

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, an hour north-west of London, the half-term visitors have gathered beside a large paddock for giraffe feeding time. It is a cold, bright afternoon, and two keepers hoist branches above their heads, offering them over the fence that surrounds the enclosure. Five reticulated giraffes amble towards them. The crowd laughs and coos,…

Save the Whales—But Actually
Conservation

Save the Whales—But Actually

Environmentalists have been demanding that we save the whales for decades. The phrase has been printed ad nauseam on so many buttons and t-shirts and bumper stickers that it’s practically a joke.But we should probably listen to them. Great whales are not only fascinating and cute as hell, they also keep carbon out of the…

Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef
Conservation

Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef

Conservationists say an official government report to the UN’s world heritage committee to be released next week must show Australia has fresh plans to attack the Great Barrier Reef’s two key threats – climate change and water quality. At a forum earlier this month environment ministers signed-off on the “state of conservation” report for the…

Quatre questions sur les “conditions indécentes” de conservation des corps légués à la science à l’université Paris-Descartes
Conservation

Quatre questions sur les “conditions indécentes” de conservation des corps légués à la science à l’université Paris-Descartes

Une enquête de “L’Express” révèle que des dépouilles léguées à la science étaient stockées dans des conditions indignes au Centre du don du corps de l’université Paris-Descartes.”On a le sentiment d’être au XIXe siècle ou à la Renaissance, avec les corps putréfiés sur lesquels travaillaient les médecins.” Les documents et les témoignages recueillis par L’Express (article abonnés) font…