Statistics can inform, surprise and amaze but in the Internet age, it’s easy to get lost in the abundance of often conflicting data out there. The Vegan Society’s DOMINIKA PIASECKA presents some findings that will make you think twice about your diet
Major landowners - responsible for 700km2 of potential Eurasian lynx habitat in the Kielder Forest region - have approved access for lynx during the planned Lynx UK Trust trial reintroduction of the apex predator. MARIANNE BROOKER reports
It’s never been easier to show support for a cause. To make online armchair campaigning even easier still, Ellie O’Donnell and ALEXANDRA HEAL and ELLIE O'DONNELL have compiled a list of 10 ongoing campaigns they think Ecologist readers would like to know about
Animal charities are calling on the government to take action on cruel puppy trade, live farm animal exports, foie gras and fur imports, farm subsidies and severe animal experiments to ensure UK can maintain its ambition of being as pioneer for animals as Britain exits EU. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Britain is known as a nation of animal lovers. It is the birthplace of Watership Down, Peter Rabbit - and Animal Farm. But the meat, cosmetics and other animal dependent industries are also a large part of the British economy. Until now, EU regulations have improved animal welfare. As the country prepares for Brexit, HELEN BROWNING asks whether animal sentience will remain recognised by UK law.
If the thought of dropping a live lobster into a pan of boiling water horrifies you, then you're in good company including that of a new campaigning group that wants lobsters to be given the same animal welfare rights as other creatures. LAURA BRIGGS reports
Last month, an outright ban on greyhound racing was announced in the Australian state of New South Wales following an inquiry which uncovered overwhelming evidence of systematic animal cruelty. Will the UK do the same asks LAURA BRIGGS
British conservationist and TV wildlife presenter Anneka Svenska is campaigning at Royal Ascot today to bring the plight of over 1,400 British racehorses that have died following racing injuries since 2007 to the attention of the mainstream - by wearing a dramatic hat made with a thousand blood-red roses.
Star Wars' actress ‘Princess Leia' Carrie Fisher joined animal-loving celebrities & MP's to present a petition created by Humane Society International (HIS) and featuring almost 12 million signatures to The Chinese Embassy in London, requesting an end to the gruesome annual Yulin dog & cat eating festival in China.
From chasing endangered parrots to hunting for the environmental holy grail with Friends of the Earth, one of Britain's pre-eminent eco campaigners wants to take his quest for a better, greener world to the halls of Westminster.
Dixe Wills meets a man on a mission
From Catalonia in the South, through the Ariège and Béarn, to the Basque country in the North, both locals and tourists are used to seeing Nationalist slogans daubed in white paint on Pyrenean mountain roads. But now a new clarion call is vying for their attention: Non Ours (no bears) and Mort aux Ours (death to the bears.)
‘I’ve been to a fair number this – this is a fantastic place to be based,’ says the Soil Association’s Lee Holdstock, fresh from a trip to the remote south west corner of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.