International Tiger Day 2014

International Tiger Day 2014

Tuesday 29 July 2014 marked a day for raising awareness about the state of tiger populations in the wild. This day became first recognised in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, Russia when the status of tigers was considered close to extinction. As recently as one hundred years ago, there were 100,000 tigers across […]

Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation

Stanley Milgram, a former Assistant Professor of Social Psychology from Harvard University, said that you are no more than six steps away from anyone and anything in the world: this is the theory of Six Degrees of Separation, proposed almost 50 years ago. This means that between you and me there are just five or […]

Welcome

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Why Conserve. The aim is simple: to answer the fundamental question “why bother with conservation?” Without nature would we have half the medicines we are prescribed today? Whoever said that killing tigers, cutting down trees and polluting the atmosphere wouldn’t affect you? And are we powerless and expecting global issues to […]