Posted: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
Last but most definitely not least, the tigers. Residing in the iconic Queens building, our flagship naturally lit and ventilated building, it is now home to the tigers, which according to the WWF, top the list of most endangered species with numbers as low as 3,200. A recent article stated: 'Tigers occupy less than seven per cent of their original range, which has decreased by 40 per cent over the past 10 years. Continuing deforestation and rampant poaching could push some tiger populations to the.. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
What on earth have bees got to do with climate change? I think what's interesting to note in life is not the big changes that happen, but the subtle small changes that are harder to spot, but could have a severe effect on our environment, and our wellbeing. Albert Einstein famously said that "if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live". Really? The thing is - bees are important pollinators of up to 90% of our plants and crops around the world including.. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012
The Mountain Gorilla is one of the most endangered species in the world. Experts believe there are about 786 (fact courtesy of WWF) left! However that number is slowly increasing. Our gorillas live in Hugh Aston, home to our world renowned Business and Law School. Gorillas are our closest known ancestors and, like us, are highly sociable. Hence when they are happy they enjoy the benefits of cafe culture epitomised by Magazine Square! They can be found sat outside having a latte and chat!
Threats to.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
Penguins received the popular vote to focus on next. Once found in all manner of exotic locations such the coasts of Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the subtropical coasts of South America, South Africa and Australia - the changing climate has left some of them with no choice but to seek refuge in the Campus Centre. And why not, it's a very popular place and Penguins are known to be very sociable animals.
Happy creatures, they are obviously most known for being excellent swimmers, hence when.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
Many of you (and I must confess I speak for myself!) may never have come across the Manatee before. When we were choosing the endangered animals to inhabit the buildings a Manatee was not first on my list. They are beautiful though, and endangered. We chose the Manatee to inhabit the Kimberlin Library. Commonly known as a 'sea cow' they live in coastal waters and rivers for example along the North American east coast, they're also found in the Amazon River and the west coast and rivers of Africa... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2012
Thanks for all the positive feedback so far on the Greenview app. Tomorrow I'll be introducing the five wonderful animals - all endangered species - that we're all connected to through our energy consumption and associated carbon emissions, and that are spending time with us at DMU!