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What’s the Biggest Challenge in Conservation Today?

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I’m an optimist, so I try to make sure when I give talks on conservation, that there is a healthy mix of depressing reality and hope for the future. Unsurprisingly audiences don’t really enjoy leaving thoroughly depressed.

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The Cartoon Guide To Biodiversity Loss

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Corey Bradshaw runs my favorite conservation blog, down under. The best feature is an enormous back catalog of cartoons around the theme of climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Do you Need a Masters or PhD to Work in Conservation?

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Is science and academia the only route in? What if you’ve had a different career and want to move into the area – do you need to go back to university and study?

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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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