Posts in 'Conservation Projects'

bumblebee

Bumbling on Towards Saving a Beetle

Bumbling on towards saving the Scarlet Malachite Beetle  Or… How can a T-shirt with a bee picture on it help save a rare beetle?  Our Bumblebee T-shirt depicts possibly our most iconic pollinator and one of the World’s best loved insects. As such it is an ambassador for many lesser known and often un-loved pollinators. Our […]

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glutinous snail with eggs

The Glutinous Snail Updates

Glutinous Snail Updates How it all began Like school boys with marbles my old friend Pat Wisniewski and I would discuss, with excitement the possibility of establishing a conservation breeding project for the extremely rare glutinous snail; Europe’s rarest freshwater snail. Considered extinct in Germany, Austria and Poland as well as in England; restricted, in […]

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Don't let the seahorse go the way of the dodo

Don’t let the Seahorse go the way of the Dodo

Introduction To Neil Garrick Maidment It is an honour to introduce our latest guest blogger, Neil Garrick-Maidment – Executive Director of the Seahorse Trust. I have worked occasionally with Neil since the mid-2000s and knew of him long before then as a Dr. Dolittle of seahorses, although it was success with other species that led […]

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Glutinous snail

A Conservation Project for the Glutinous Snail

Myxas moments… We’ve had some incredibly rewarding times surveying the glutinous snail at its only known site in the UK. Anyone reading this might wonder how that could possibly be! How can you have a great day looking for snails? Well… this particular snail is considered to be Europe’s rarest freshwater mollusc. We are working […]

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scarlet malachite beetle

Lifeforms Art and the Conservation of the Scarlet Malachite Beetle

The Scarlet Malachite Beetle What Is The Scarlet Malachite Beetle? Flighty and small with red and metallic green colouring, the scarlet malachite beetle is one of Britain’s rarest and most threatened insects. It is about 1cm long and visits flowers and grass heads from late April to July. Opening its delicate red wing-cases, it unfurls […]

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steller's sea cow

Steller’s Sea Cow – A story of Extinction

It’s too late for the Steller’s Sea Cow… I guess that’s its message. Whilst many people, most of them sailors, saw, hunted and tasted Steller’s sea cow, it bears the name Steller simply because Georg Wilhelm Steller was the only person to describe the animal and its ecology scientifically. Related to the much smaller tropical […]

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Conservation in action

Conservation in Action

Lifeforms Conservation We’d like to give you a brief introduction to the conservation projects that Lifeforms have been involved with in the past and those we’re working on at the moment. We’ve been directly involved in the conservation of threatened species for over 20 years. We’ve worked with species such as;  distinguished jumping spiders, fairy […]

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