Edward Grierson: The Importance of Community-Owned Land

For most of July, I was on holiday on the West of Scotland where, during my stay, I visited one particular island twice. This was Eigg, one of the Inner Hebrides, and an island with a remarkable story. Eigg, having been passed through successive landowners since the 12th century, suffered notorious mismanagement in the 1980s … Continue reading Edward Grierson: The Importance of Community-Owned Land

An Introduction to the Youth Nature Movement – Ben Eagle

There is something notable happening in conservation. For years, conservationists have bemoaned the perceived lack of interest that younger people take in the natural world. They point to nature deficit disorder as a distinct consequence of a generation of children lacking outdoor experiences. The internet is cast as a negative force, with children spending upwards … Continue reading An Introduction to the Youth Nature Movement – Ben Eagle

Perceptions of Wildlife: The Young Conservationist

Another "perceptions of wildlife" guest blog this week, following the same setup as the last post by urban humanist Tayla May. This week's post comes from young conservationist and budding scientist David Hunter, who was asked the same questions regarding his perceptions of wildlife and often controversial species. As you will see, his answers demonstrate … Continue reading Perceptions of Wildlife: The Young Conservationist

Raptor Persecution – Eleanor Upstill-Goddard

A change of pace this week as fellow Wildlife Articles blogger Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard writes on the subject of raptor persecution. An issue close to the hearts of many, myself included, which has attracted a great deal of attention of late. And rightfully so, with abhorrent instances of illegal killing still seemingly commonplace in our … Continue reading Raptor Persecution – Eleanor Upstill-Goddard

On the Ecological, Economical and Aesthetical Value of Species – Willemijn Heideman

As soon as I ride out of town on my bike, I am surrounded by meadows and canals. There are no elevations in the landscape, there are no forests near. As far as the eye can see, it is just meadows. This might seem a little boring and not very interesting to cycle through, but … Continue reading On the Ecological, Economical and Aesthetical Value of Species – Willemijn Heideman