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NatureWatch Conservation Petercooper James Borrell

How To Break Into Wildlife Filmmaking (by making your own luck)

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A huge bugbear among many aspiring conservationists, is that most interesting conservation jobs and roles require experience. To get experience, you often need some previous experience.. and so it goes on and on until, eventually, you get lucky.

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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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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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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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Can We Bring Species Back From Extinction? (…and should we?)

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If you could bring one species back from extinction, what would be it?

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5 Things that Ordinary People Could Learn from David Attenborough

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Sometimes the most important things to say can be made so obvious, that they don’t need to be said

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The 12 Types Of Conservation Career (and how to choose which one is for you?)

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I want to work in conservation, but I’m not sure where to start.

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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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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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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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