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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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Proof that natural history can ‘be a bit dry’…?

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A Natural History show with Bear Grylls will be about Bear Grylls, not about Natural History

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Three Species We Could Rewild Right Now (and barely cause a fuss)

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Now of course, debate is good and essential, but lots of talking means not very much rewilding.

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How To Choose Which Conservation Charity To Support (with your hard earned cash)

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If you want to support conservation, I think that there’s two main ways to do it.

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TEDx: Is There Hope For Conservation?

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I’m really thrilled that the video for my TEDx talk is now online!

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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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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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Invited to Speak at TEDxQMUL

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TED is all about spreading ideas, and the simple message that I’d like to share is about optimism and hope in 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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Have We Ceased To Empathise With Nature?

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I generally have little time for the handy-wave empathetic or emotional side of conservation, full stop.

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Divestment: Finally An Environmental Campaign I Can Get Excited About

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Conservation is full of campaigns, and campaigners. But which are worthwhile, and which should you support?

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