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Published in the Ecologist, December 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of  ‘false claims’ over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve A report released by Indonesian activist group Greenomics has accused Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), part of the Sinar Mas group, of […]

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Presented at the Bristol Conservation & Science Foundation 4th Annual Symposium December 2011 Abstract Seed dispersal is a pivotal ecological process, underpinning the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and having a significant impact on forest structure and dynamics. In the tropics, up to 90% of seeds are dispersed by fruit-eating animals, whose behaviour greatly influences seed distribution […]

Published in the Ecologist, November 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. Campaigners unite in fury over the failure of the latest attempt to curtail overfishing of the critically endangered bluefin tuna species Environmental groups have slammed the decision made at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting […]

Published in the Ecologist and the Guardian September 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. Climate change may be causing flowers to open before bees emerge from hibernation leading to declines in pollination, new research suggests Climate change could be affecting pollination by disrupting the synchronised timing of flower opening and bee […]

Published in the Ecologist, August 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. Environmentalists are dismayed at plans by the Tanzanian government to build a major commercial highway through Serengeti National Park The Tanzanian President has vowed to go ahead with controversial plans to construct a major road through the Serengeti, despite fierce […]

Published in the Ecologist, August 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. A growing market for bycatch coupled with declining shrimp stocks and profits is prolonging the use of unsustainable trawl fishing practices, a new study says Bycatch, low-value fish caught unintentionally by indiscriminatory trawling nets, has traditionally been thrown back into […]

Published in the Ecologist, August 2010. To view the article in its original format, click here. Ecuador seeks $3.6 billion from international donors to protect species-rich rainforest reserve from oil exploration Ecuador has signed a groundbreaking agreement with the United Nations to forgo oil exploration in Yasuni National Park – believed to be one of […]

Published in the Ecologist, March 2012. To see this article in its original format, click here. Just six energy companies EDF, E.ON, Centrica, SSE, Scottish Power and npower control 99 per cent of our domestic energy market but show only minor interest in renewables Huge profits announced by EDF and Centrica recently have sparked further […]

First published in the Ecologist, January 2011. To view this article in its original format, click here.  Millions have been raised to protect tigers but does this help or hinder the efforts to prevent wider biodiversity loss by tackling habitat loss, climate change and pollution? The star-studded media frenzy that was the International Tiger Forum […]

Published in The Ecologist November 2010. To view this article in its original  format, click here Kara Moses reports on a group of 10-year-olds from Holly Trees Primary School who – by fundraising for Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership – have helped secure the future of a rare Namibian plant that was virtually extinct in […]