Author Archives: Emma Caton

REVIEW: The Islands And The Whales

Setting the scene among the darkened waters and jagged cliff faces of the Faroe Islands, The Islands and the Whales tells the fascinating story about a conflict between health and tradition in this small island community. With a long history of hunting whales and seabirds for survival, the local people now find the realities of the outside world are catching

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The Giant Tortoises of Mauritius

Almost 200 years ago, at least one of the two species of Mauritian giant tortoise was recorded for the last time on Round Island. They disappeared from the mainland in 1735 but somehow managed to survive here, seemingly unnoticed, for over 100 years. The giant tortoises carried out the important role of seed disperses within the ecosystem. By consuming the

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Wildlife of Mauritius: Vlog Series

Last September, I accepted an exciting opportunity to work as a conservation biologist for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation on their pioneering project introducing the Aldabra giant tortoise to Round Island, Mauritius. Since the extinction of the endemic Mauritian giant tortoises almost two centuries ago, there has been a need to replace important species interactions that have been lost within the

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Interview with Rohit Singh, WWF Wildlife Law Enforcement Specialist

Rohit Singh works tirelessly to support rangers and protect wildlife from poachers as a law enforcement specialist for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). His mission is to strengthen enforcement levels in protected areas and to coordinate efforts among government officials, field staff, and the WWF. He is also the President of Ranger Federation Asia where he helps to oversee

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REVIEW: Owls by Marianne Taylor

Owls is a beautiful photographic encyclopedia of all 225 recognised species of owl found across the world from the Arctic tundra of northern Greenland to the rainforests of Indonesia. Each species is accompanied by a description of its appearance and habitat as well as a size chart, distribution map and wonderful colour photographs. People have long thought owls to be

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