Young Conservationists What a day! What a walk! An incredible day of solidarity, unity, friendship and peaceful purpose. My thoughts on my astonishing experience at the #PeoplesWalkForWildife It was life-changing … Continue reading Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 (Part 1)
This post was originally written for Bowland Raptor Politics. The thoughts expressed here are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent my own. Well with clockwork regularity … Continue reading Driven Grouse Shooting: the Bluff’s Been Called, by Les Wallace
In our day of countless online stores and independent sellers, it takes a lot for an organisation to set itself apart from the pack. Thus I do like it when a … Continue reading THE clothing company for conservationists
It was uplifting to learn that Black-tailed Godwits, the elegant wading birds at the heart of the outstanding Project Godwit initiative, have enjoyed a bumper breeding season in Southern England. … Continue reading Bumper breeding season for rare waders
This week, the depths of social media have been filled with grumblings of discontent aimed at the RSPB for their use of lethal control as a conservation tool on their … Continue reading RSPB criticised for protecting birds… fancy that?
Compassionate Conservation is proposed as a “growing international movement that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice. Achieved by promoting change, acceptance and education to reduce … Continue reading Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance?
This year, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is once again running Hedgehog Awareness Week (HAW) between the 6th-12th May. Designed to raise awareness of the plight of Britain’s hedgehogs, the week aims to … Continue reading Happy Hedgehog Awareness Week
One of the UK’s most threatened reptiles has been given a boost with the introduction of 21 young sand lizards to the RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve. With summer just around the corner, … Continue reading Rare reptiles given a second chance at RSPB reserve
Invented by conservationists in collaboration with commercial fishermen, a new device is helping longline fishing vessels to be safer for seabirds. What is longline fishing and how does it endanger … Continue reading Hookpod: the best conservation initiative you may not have heard of
The youth nature spotlight series is intended to give readers an insight into the lives, aspirations and motivations of the intrepid and inspirational young people doing great things for nature … Continue reading Youth Nature Spotlight: Kate Snowdon
The concept of island biogeography was first laid out by MacArther & Wilson (1967) in a book entitled ‘The Theory of Island Biogeography’. The concept was relatively simple in its … Continue reading The North-West Rare Plant Initiative, a guest blog by Joshua Styles
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 – … Continue reading Freethinkers, echo chambers and the cult of personality in conservation
The enigmatic High Brown Fritillary, the UK’s most endangered butterfly, has been thrown a vital lifeline in 2018 through the creation of a new conservation project led by the National … Continue reading UK’s most endangered butterfly thrown a lifeline by the National Trust
This past week, and to an equal mix of fanfare and apprehension, the government released its long-awaited 25-year plan to improve the environment. A full outline of which can be found … Continue reading A tentative step in the right direction | Some thoughts on the 25-year Environment Plan
An end to raptor persecution in the uplands In 2018 I want to see an end to the illegal persecution of protected raptors in upland Britain, by any means necessary. … Continue reading 10 environmental wishes for 2018 (Part 1)
Recently, news broke that the Kittiwake – a small species of native gull – has been added to the list of birds considered to be facing the risk of global … Continue reading Kittiwakes join the UK Red List