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Film Premiere: Life on the Edge

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Of all the adventures that working in conservation has brought my way, premiering a film has to be the one that I least expected. I’ve never been to a premiere before, I don’t know anything about films – in essence, I really have no idea what I’m doing!

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Saying Goodbye to Toughie (the last suriving Rabbs fringe-limbed treefrog)

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The last known observation of the frog in the wild was that of a single male heard calling (but not seen) in 2007.

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The Conservation Guide (How to find honest volunteer project reviews)

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So you want to get involved in conservation? Perhaps a little frustratingly, everyone so far has told you that the first thing you need to do is ‘get experience’.

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Why Volunteering With Animals Does Nothing For Conservation

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Saving individual animals should always come second to saving species, which in turn comes second to protecting habitats.

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The one image that I use in all of my talks

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t is, incredibly, the first image ever taken by a human of Earth from space way back in 1968.

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The last call of a probably extinct species

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I still find it amazing in the 21st century, with Iphones, curved LCD TVs and 3D printers that species can still slip to extinction.

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Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

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Some people look like they have all the luck, great discoveries, great expeditions – life can seem unfair. But what you often don’t know about is all the projects that fell through, all the ideas that turned out to be wrong, or never made it off the drawing board.

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10 Pieces of Advice on Raising Money for Expeditions

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Lots of people dream of leading or joining an expedition. Most probably perceive raising money to be their biggest obstacle for doing so.

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How to get into conservation in 7 easy steps

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I find best way to make them ordinary is to surround yourself with extraordinary people.

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What Will Conservation Look Like In 50 Years?

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It’s an exciting time to be alive. It’s an exciting time to be a conservationists.

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How a Conservation Volunteer Experience Can Advance Your Career

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Landing your first job is typically the biggest hurdle in anyone’s professional journey. A resume filled with extracurricular activities and summer jobs is pretty much guaranteed to get lost in the shuffle. On top of that there are certain fields that are notoriously known for being difficult to get a foot in the door. Conservation being one of them.

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8 Reasons that Zoos are Critically Important for Conservation

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A couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Cincinnati zoo. A child fell into an enclosure with a gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot.

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What if people steal your ideas! (A conservationists guide to staking your claim)

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Imagine a hypothetical worst case scenario: Someone out there with more money and better resources manages to make a bigger and more impressive version..

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