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What Is The Price Of Conservation?

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At the opposite end of the spectrum to Blue Planet II, which indulges us all in precisely the guilt-free natural world we love, films like ‘Trophy’ set out to challenge our views, disagree with us, and make us uncomfortable. I love it.

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Next Steps After Your First Explore Weekend

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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!

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

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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.

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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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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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8 Reasons that Zoos are Critically Important for Conservation

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A couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Cincinnati zoo. A child fell into an enclosure with a gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot.

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What if people steal your ideas! (A conservationists guide to staking your claim)

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Imagine a hypothetical worst case scenario: Someone out there with more money and better resources manages to make a bigger and more impressive version..

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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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The Cartoon Guide To Biodiversity Loss

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Corey Bradshaw runs my favorite conservation blog, down under. The best feature is an enormous back catalog of cartoons around the theme of climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Do you Need a Masters or PhD to Work in Conservation?

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Is science and academia the only route in? What if you’ve had a different career and want to move into the area – do you need to go back to university and study?

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The Landrover: A Vehicle That Did More For Conservation Than Any Other

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On the day that the final Landrover Defender rolls off the production line, I wanted to share some of my fondest memories of a vehicle that changed the world.

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Yet Another Example Of How Adventure And Citizen Science Are Compatible

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Phew, when stepping out into the cold London night, it’s events like this that serve to remind you to keep trying to do, whatever it is you want to do.

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