About James_Borrell

James is a conservation biologist with a passion for expeditions and adventure having been involved in projects on four continents. In the UK James regularly speaks in schools to inspire and engage young people in science. He's normally happiest when out in the field, or in a comfy chair with an enormous pile of data.

Escape the Zoo: Conservation and Optimism

2018-11-08T12:24:44+00:00By |

A few weeks ago it was my pleasure to talk all things conservation and optimism with Dan Clarke who runs a great long form podcast series called 'Escape the Zoo'. Despite having done a few podcasts recently, I don't know much about actually presenting and processing a podcast - so I was immediately impressed by the big shiny microphone hanging infront of Dan when we connected in skype. He clearly means business!

Five of the Strongest Arguments Against Zoos

2018-01-17T22:05:02+00:00By |

A while ago I wrote an article about some of the good things zoos do for conservation. Now I hadn't realized how vehemently some people hated zoos (and sadly, how afraid many great zoos are about sticking up for their work). Suddenly, it became one of my most read articles.

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