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Conservation is Complicated (Especially when you add people)

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It’s hard enough to get wildlife and conservation on TV, let alone have enough time to show just how complicated it is.

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Lionfish and the Harsh Reality of Conservation

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Continuing with my theme of showing exactly what is sometimes involved in conservation – in an effort to achieve the best outcome for ecosystems and biodiversity – I had to share this video.

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Using Dogs For Conservation (and how science is always full of surprises)

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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.

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Genetic Modification – Science vs Belief

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Personally, I’m an environmentalist, conservationist and an advocate for GM food. I think that makes me relatively unusual.

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Getting Biodiverse About The Things We Eat

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Just 15 crop plants, provide 90% of the world’s food energy intake. Just three – rice, maize and wheat – make up two-thirds of human food consumption.

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To restore our natural world, conservation is the last thing we need

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One interpretation of the term ‘conservation’, is to keep things the same as they are. This, I would argue, is precisely the last thing that we need to reach the lofty goal of a healthy and sustainable natural world.

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Tree Planting and Forest Conservation Charities

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Tree planting is, in my view, one of the simplest and best things you can do to support conservation.

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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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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 Idea Behind Discover Conservation

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If only I can get this in front of enough people, I think it might just work.

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Good Ideas In Conservation: Dualism (forgetting the big picture)

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Conservation is caught in a dualism. On the one hand it’s this ‘big idea’ that needs global action on an unprecedented scale; that seems unlikely to..

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10 Things Conservation Is (Sometimes) Lacking

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Money. Best to start with a non-controversial one.

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