Tag Archives: Stedson Stroud

Ascension’s fake forest is a challenge to science, says writer

When the Royal Navy first “invaded” Ascension Island, it did so not with weapons of war, but with plants – creating what is said to be the only man-made tropical forest in the world. The result is either a beacon … Continue reading

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Hold your nose: Viv dreams of seabird cities on Ascension

Seabirds are colonising Ascension Island once again after a campaign to kill off wild cats on the island. And for visiting expert Vivienne Booth, it offers an exciting prospect. Just as long as people who have to live on the … Continue reading

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Wirebird remains on global danger list, thanks to airport

St Helena’s unique wirebird features on the latest “red list” of the world’s critically endangered species, thanks to threats from the airport and new tourist developments. Its recovering population should have been enough for its threat status to be relaxed, … Continue reading

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