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Looking back on 2020

As we turn the chapter on an exceptionally challenging year, we take a moment to look back on the things that went well for Under the Skin in 2020.

Posted by Under the Skin in Community

The colossal comeback of the humpback whale

Since being hunted to near-extinction by the whaling industry, humpback whales have made an amazing recovery. But with new dangers now lurking in our waters, we need a long-term solution to protect this magnificent mammal.

Posted in Species Spotlight

Black Lives Matter: Sharing the mic with Adenike

As Black Lives Matter demonstrations continue to take place around the world, we catch up with social activist Adenike to hear her story.

Posted in Interviews

A Pandemic of Possibilities: Part I

The coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe and touched every one of us. With humans in lockdown, nature has responded positively to give us a glimpse of what we could experience if we changed our destructive ways. 

The many faces of extinction: why we choose to protect some animals over others

We’ve all seen images of gorillas and jaguars in conversation campaigns, but does our support for these animals mean we’re overlooking the struggles of lesser-known endangered creatures?

The star-crossed love story of the wandering albatross

Wandering albatrosses form lifelong partnerships, but an increasing number of pairs are being torn apart by forces beyond their control. Their happy ending depends on us.

Posted in Species Spotlight

Rediscovery of the Silver-Backed Chevrotain

The silver-backed chevrotain was once a species lost to science and the world. Its recent rediscovery has gladdened the hearts of those of us who mourn species that have disappeared, and brought with it hope to the entire conservation community that all is, sometimes, not lost.

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2019 reflections

As we begin 2020, the 'turn of the decade', we look back at ten pivotal moments for Under the Skin throughout the past year.

Elephants are scared of bees and it’s saving their lives

An innovative conservation project harnesses elephants' natural fear of bees to resolve conflict with farmers and help save their lives.

The Sphinx is dead – long live the Sphinx!

Scotland’s perennial snow patches are melting fast. But far from being a niche interest, these thawing snows highlight our changing climate and the challenges humans and wildlife will face in the coming decades.

Albatross Courtship: Process Film

Our latest print celebrates the Wandering Albatross, an iconic seabird that mates for life. Luke Ripley has created an intimate handheld film that captures the whole creative process behind our screenprints - from the initial sketches all the way to the finished screenprint.

Posted in Print Lab