Author: kamperchris

The reality of climate change on our oceans

We may be aware that climate change is the largest and greatest threat to us as a species as well as the planet; yet it has only recently been accepted, prompting much-needed serious discussion...

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Lead poisoning of British birds

We all know the story about the Romans poisoning themselves because of their ingenious use of lead water pipes. This ingenuity ultimately resulted in their demise. Although lead is a strong pliable metal,...

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Coral Reefs Part 2: Our ever changing climate

The complexities of coral reefs, as we all know is not just affected by sedimentation as discussed in part 1. In fact it is just a small piece of a larger puzzle. Sedimentation...

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Shooting for conservation: Does it help ?

In both the press and social media, there has been substantial feather ruffling and outrage about the large-scale shooting taking place on moorlands around Scotland. The aim, I imagine, is to prevent game...

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Coral Reefs Part 1: Blocking out the sun

Coral reefs are some of the most spectacular natural wonders anyone can see. The colours, species and types of fish are breath-taking; the vibrancy, colours and structures of corals found in them is...

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Trawling away Dolphins in Cardigan Bay

There has been a hint from the Welsh government about changing legislation about the marine reserve of Cardigan Bay in Wales. This would be a catastrophic change of the supposed green Welsh government...

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What makes a woodland good for wildlife ?

Most people would assume that any tree, even a few, would make a good place for wildlife. A couple of trees around the roads and gardens should provide habitats, right? Well technically that...

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Turtle Doves facing extinction

There has been significant outrage lately focused on our sea birds and to some extent our raptors. What about our resident land birds? One in particular that has fallen into difficulty is the iconic Turtle...

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