How Do We Make a Choice?

Welcome again 🙂 In my earlier blogs, we established the fact that although there are some conflicts between animal welfare and species conservation, they can indeed co-exist. Some questions came to mind after I published my posts. How do we decide whether to prioritise animal welfare or conservation in situations where it is necessary? Are…

The Wonders of Breeding Endangered Species – or Not?

Hello everyone 🙂 I’m back today with a new post about breeding endangered species! In one of my earlier posts, I blogged about the advantages of having zoos conduct breeding programmes for the conservation of protected species. Today, we will be examining the opposing side. How does breeding endangered species have any negative implications? Let’s…

The Ills in the Wildlife Trade

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! We will be investigating the environmental impacts of the wildlife trade. One of my coursemates, Stacia, has her entire blog on the illegal wildlife trade so if you would like to find out more, do check out her blog here! To start off, I would like to…

Synthesized (Part 2)

Hello everyone! Hope your week has been great thus far 🙂 I recently went to River Safari during recess week and I saw this sign: That got me thinking about my blog theme. In my last post, I discussed the possibility of having a synthesis between animal welfare and conservation issues. Today, we will be…

A Synthesis? (Part 1)

Hi everyone! Last week, we discussed the conflict that arises between animal welfare concerns and conservation issues. Today, we will be delving into the possibility of finding a common ground between the two. Will a synthesis of animal welfare concerns and conservation be attainable?  After doing my research, I discovered that there were areas of…

The Conflict

Welcome back! In this series, we will be exploring the links between animal welfare and environmental concerns such as biodiversity loss. First up, the conflict between both elements of interest. I must admit that prior to discovering this topic, I actually thought that both terms were used interchangeably! According to a study (Fulton & Ford,…

Welcome :-)

Hello! Welcome to my blog 🙂 I am Amanda, a Year 1 Environmental Studies (Biology) student at NUS! I’ll start off by introducing myself, I really love animals (hence the blog theme ^^), particularly dogs and cats. I’ve never had any pets of my own, so I decided to volunteer at an animal shelter during…