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“I could no longer continue taking a pro-science position on global warming and an anti-science position on G.M.O.s”

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I read a fantastic article this week in the New York Times that really got me thinking about this, and I wanted to share it.

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The Harsh Reality of Conservation

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Lots of people start out in conservation because, unsurprisingly, they like animals. Yet the more time you spend in conservation, the more you recognize that doing what is best for the natural world, often results in difficult decisions and tough actions.

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Have We Ceased To Empathise With Nature?

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I generally have little time for the handy-wave empathetic or emotional side of conservation, full stop.

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Is Rewilding The UK Really A Good Idea?

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There’s nothing quite like mentioning rewilding to really put the cat among the pigeons (or the lynx among the grouse as it were).

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The Best Of #IAmAScientistBecause

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The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause – prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Biological Expeditions

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Last month, Craig Turner and I were excited to have an article in The Biologist magazine about biological expeditions, something which we are both pretty passionate about.

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10 Essential Skills For Modern Conservationists

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Be willing to change your mind. Tell a good story and get out into the field.

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10 Signs That Global Conservation Is Making Progress

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If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a stubborn optimist. I don’t want to spend my life sharing depressing statistics and fighting a losing battle for conservation.

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The Best Conservation TED Talks

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I believe strongly that good, optimistic and honest story telling, is the way to peoples hearts with conservation. So here are a few worth watching if you have the time.

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Action for Conservation Workshop Leaders

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This week I’m really pleased to be sharing an opportunity to work with Action for Conservation, a dynamic UK charity whose exciting approach to conservation I really support.

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Can A Website Save A Species?

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For the past year $7 million has sort of been a yardstick for every piece of financial news I’ve heard.

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Speaking at the Peaks and City Takeover

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Later this month I’m venturing North and speaking in Sheffield as part of the Peaks and City Takeover weekend (March 20-22nd).

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Divestment: Finally An Environmental Campaign I Can Get Excited About

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Conservation is full of campaigns, and campaigners. But which are worthwhile, and which should you support?

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