A podcast interview with Radio Wolfgang.
I first attended Explore as a green, keen, undergraduate. It was one of the best things I ever did, and I'm very luck now to call some of the regular attendees my friends. This year - the 40th anniversary! - I was chuffed to be asked to give a Friday night lecture.
If you could bring one species back from extinction what would it be?
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.
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!).
I'm really thrilled that the video for my TEDx talk is now online!
TED is all about spreading ideas, and the simple message that I'd like to share is about optimism and hope in conservation.
I believe strongly that good, optimistic and honest story telling, is the way to peoples hearts with conservation. So here are a few worth watching if you have the time.
Later this month I'm venturing North and speaking in Sheffield as part of the Peaks and City Takeover weekend (March 20-22nd).
How to mix citizen science with adventure on expeditions, and why we desperately need to.
I'm really excited to have been invited to speak at the Vision for Nature conference, coming up in Cambridge this weekend.
Last week I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Third Citizen Cyberscience Summit in London.