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Advice For Doing Work That Matters To You

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The conservation sector is for many a dream career direction; but ‘getting into it’ can be hard, and finding work that matters to you, even harder.

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The Landrover: A Vehicle That Did More For Conservation Than Any Other

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On the day that the final Landrover Defender rolls off the production line, I wanted to share some of my fondest memories of a vehicle that changed the world.

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Discovering Madagascar for the First Time

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I write this from the blissful ignorance of predeparture faffing.

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The Grants And Supporters That Made Our Expedition Possible

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All it really takes is to say you’ll do something with enough confidence that you believe it yourself, then mustered the audacity to have a go.

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How To Build An Expedition Team

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Martin Holland once told me that good leadership is simply ‘effective communication of a vision’.

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Explore 2015: Isn’t research just for scientists?

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My personal highlights included the whirlwind tour of all the things we don’t know from Sam Jones (for example, the Nechisar nightjar known from only a single wing!).

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How to make a Conservation Film and make a Difference (..starting with this book)

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If you’re alive now (and you are), then you’re alive at just about the most important time in human history for conservation.

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Is The UK Plastic Bag Charge Missing The Point?

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10% of the plastics we create every year, end up in the oceans. So we need to make sure that the 5p plastic bag charge doesn’t miss an opportunity.

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The End Is Normally The Time For One Last Push (the last 48 hours of your crowdfunding campaign)

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Over the last month 39 people, most of whom are complete strangers, have pledged a little over £1200 towards an expedition hatched in a pub.

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10 Facts About Expedition Angano

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Expedition Angano is the biggest and most exciting field project I’ve ever been involved with. So amongst the maelstrom of planning, here is the trip summarised in just ten points.

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What Next? How To Build On Your First Expedition

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Expeditions can feel like the culmination of months or years of hard work, and the comedown of stepping back into reality can be strange. But just as they say ‘it’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’ – the same is true for expeditions.

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Yet Another Example Of How Adventure And Citizen Science Are Compatible

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Phew, when stepping out into the cold London night, it’s events like this that serve to remind you to keep trying to do, whatever it is you want to do.

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Why We Decided To Crowdfund Our Expedition

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There’s something very uncomfortable about asking for money. I don’t enjoy it and so very rarely dabble in it.

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