Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 (Part 1)

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)

Driven Grouse Shooting: the Bluff’s Been Called, by Les Wallace

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

Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance?

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?

Hookpod: the best conservation initiative you may not have heard of

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 North-West Rare Plant Initiative, a guest blog by Joshua Styles

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

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 – … Continue reading Freethinkers, echo chambers and the cult of personality in conservation

UK’s most endangered butterfly thrown a lifeline by the National Trust

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

A tentative step in the right direction | Some thoughts on the 25-year Environment Plan

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