A welcome change of pace

It will not have escaped your attention that I have been rather lapse in my blogging efforts of late; though on this occasion, this is for an entirely positive reason. Indeed, as of writing this post, I am currently enjoying my third week in a new job: as a communications officer for the Natural History Society of […]

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300 posts! Now, help me decide the future direction of this blog

This post, the one you are reading right now, marks a significant milestone for this blog: representing the 300th post published to Common By Nature since I started writing (waffling, more like) back in 2015. 300 blog posts may not seem like a significant output when compared to other, more noteworthy online columnists; though given […]

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Freethinkers, echo chambers and the cult of personality in conservation

Just as it is in politics, the cult of personality is alive and well in the environmental field. Just as the charisma, views, values and outlooks of notable politicians – Trump, Corbyn, Merkel – shapes our political ideologies, so do the same features mould and sculpt our views on environmental issues. Influencing everything from our […]

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This blog in 2018

It’s been just over two years – 26 months, to be precise – since I established Common by Nature as a place to share my thoughts and views on the natural world. In that time, I have covered issues ranging from Hen Harrier persecution, squirrel conservation and farmland bird declines, to fox hunting and predation […]

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