I may be a little late to the party, but this past year I've discovered podcasts. As well as getting to grips with well some known science and technology series, I've also been on the look out for engaging conservation and environment podcasts.
Fearing we may reach a linguistic impasse, I smiled, gave a big British thumbs up, and signaled that I would follow him. Best decision I ever made.
Conservation Evidence has the wildly ambitious but conceptually blindingly obvious aim of collecting together all the evidence for how well every conservation intervention ever dreamt up actually works.
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!
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.
I've never worked with dogs, and I've not seen any used before in conservation. In these cases I sometimes put a question out to the Twittersphere which is infinitely knowledgeable on this sort of thing.