Wildlife

How Scotland’s marine wildlife is in danger from plastic pollution

Posted by TishaBrown — 4 June 2017 at 8:27am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Will Rose/Greenpeace

Scotland is the envy of the world with its rich waters teeming with wildlife and spectacular coastlines and beaches. But it’s increasingly at threat from the scourge of marine plastic pollution.

11 awe-inspiring British wildlife-watching moments from #IntotheWild

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 16 April 2016 at 2:02pm - Comments
Common dolphins leaping from the ocean
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Common dolphins swim in Scotland

We’ve fallen in love with British wildlife all over again this week thanks to the wonderful nature footage on BBC’s Into the Wild.

Celebrating island (wild) life

Posted by Willie — 22 May 2014 at 12:05am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity.

Russian oil spills damaging impact on local wildlife and the environment

Posted by Fran G — 2 July 2013 at 12:49pm - Comments
Aerial of an oil spill in a forest near Surgut
All rights reserved. Credit: Denis Sinyakov Greenpeace
Aerial of an oil spill in a forest near Surgut. Disastrous oil spills are a daily routine at Rosneft fields near Pyt'-Yah, Khanty-Mansi region, Siberia.

Denis Sinyakov, who covered Greenpeace’s expedition to the Rosneft’s oil fields, is a Moscow-based Russian photographer, who worked as a photo editor and a staff photographer at Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

Top 10 weird wildlife: immortal jellyfish, gender-swapping fish and pink dolphins

Posted by Willie — 22 May 2013 at 3:09pm - Comments

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. An opportunity to celebrate and wonder at the amazingly diverse variety of species we share the planet with. This year it has a water theme, so we’ve been having some fun over on Twitter, and here’s our pick of the weirdest and most wondrous watery wildlife you definitely need to know about.

Rare white humpback whale filmed in the Arctic

Posted by Nic S — 20 November 2012 at 7:38pm - Comments

The whale, dubbed "Willow", was caught on camera while breaching the surface with a pod of humpbacks. The extremely rare white humpback was spotted on a boat trip off the coast of Svalbard, Norway, in the pristine waters of the Arctic Circle. Willow resembles the mythical white whale, Moby Dick.

No oil in the Arctic for Cairn, but hazardous chemicals aplenty


Posted by bex — 29 September 2011 at 10:50am - Comments
The Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza intercept Cairn Energy's controversial Arct
All rights reserved. Credit: © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise and Esperanza intercepting Cairn Energy's controversial Arctic rig

Yesterday brought the news that yet another Cairn well off Greenland - the sixth so far - has come up dry. The Delta-1 well will be plugged and abandoned and Cairn now has to pin its hopes for this year's drilling season on two remaining wells.

An evening of Narnia moments

Posted by jossg — 19 September 2011 at 1:46pm - Comments

At about a quarter to eight, still sitting in the Mess having just cleaned off Ronnie's lasagne, we got a call from Paul, the first mate, over the ship's tanoy system. "There's a big polar bear to our starboard."

Big actions speak louder than big words

Posted by Willie — 19 January 2010 at 4:22pm - Comments

Charismatic megafauna at play. Did we get your attention?

The word 'biodiversity' is often bandied about as shorthand for 'lots of lovely animals and plants'. We probably think of African plains teeming with herds of antelopes, zebra and wildebeest, a jungle cacophonous with crickets, monkeys and birds, or perhaps a coral reef that looks like a still from Finding Nemo.

But that's because most of us are a little shallow when it comes to the species we co-inhabit this planet with. We get overexcited by the big things, the cuddly things, and the wow! things.

Gorillas in their midst

Posted by jamie — 6 June 2007 at 5:23pm - Comments

The BBC have published a gallery of images focusing on the work of the rangers in Virunga National Park. Found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's the oldest reserve in Africa and home to the DRC's remaining mountain gorillas.

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