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Five of the Strongest Arguments Against Zoos

A while ago I wrote an article about some of the good things zoos do for conservation. Now I hadn't realized how vehemently some people hated zoos (and sadly, how afraid many great zoos are about sticking up for their work). Suddenly, it became one of my most read articles.

2018-01-17T22:05:02+00:00By |5 Comments

Swapping Lloyds Bank for the Peruvian Amazon (how to get into conservation with no previous experience)

When searching for an internship online it was like a minefield, so many to choose from. Everyone I emailed sent me a sales pitch back, they all seemed like glorified travel agents, all too perfect.

2017-12-04T11:02:13+00:00By |1 Comment

Next Steps After Your First Explore Weekend

So you came to Explore at the Royal Geographical Society! Great Decision. Perhaps it's the Sunday night, you're on the train home and still buzzing from all the amazing connections, exciting stories and endless possibilities. You're not alone!

2017-11-12T19:39:47+00:00By |0 Comments

Does Conservation Work? || Future Challenges for Exploration || James Borrell

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.

2016-12-10T18:08:57+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s the Biggest Challenge in Conservation Today?

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.

2016-02-25T17:47:30+00:00By |1 Comment
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