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  • The 8th World Congress of Herpetology

    September 13, 2016 0
    Introduction to the Congress Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, perhaps the largest herpetological meeting in the world. The event occurs every four years (or so), and [...]
  • Conserving my own backyard: Snowdonia Society Volunteer

    September 8, 2016 1
    I have grown up and live on the boundaries of the Snowdonia National Park and I have spent many happy days walking in the mountains, taking in the scenery and searching for wildlife. So when [...]
  • The Importance of International Cooperation in Tackling the World’s Environmental Problems

    September 6, 2016 3
    The environmental problems facing the world today are complex, involving political, economic, and social dimensions, and tackling these problems must involve viewpoints and interests from a variety of different actors. This has led to environmental [...]
  • Dare to Be Wild: Movie Ventures into the World of Wild Nature Gardening

    September 1, 2016 0
    Working in the environmental industry, perks tend to be few and far between. In August however, I received an invitation to a movie depicting the quest of a young woman to effect environmental change by [...]
  • Killing traditions

    August 25, 2016 0
    We have all heard it “Whaling is bad!”, but few know why it’s SO bad. Now, I’m in no way a vegan, or even vegetarian. I eat meat, and I usually enjoy it. But I [...]
  • My love-hate relationship with sensationalism

    August 18, 2016 0
    In my job as a wildlife educator I like to use myths and stories to highlight previous beliefs about the animals I am presenting. Stories like why the bear lack a long tail, or how [...]
  • Summer to summer; Surrey to Kenya

    August 16, 2016 2
    Work experience; an omnipresent necessity for anyone who wants to get anywhere in life. For me, work experience is something I’ve come across through luck and hard work combined. University applications; job applications; internships and [...]
  • Peatlands: The Cinderella among eco-systems

    August 11, 2016 0
    This article was reproduced from Since I wrote my master thesis about peatlands, I not only learned a lot about these fascinating ecosystems, but I also realised that a lot of people do not [...]
  • What comes next – a patent on air?

    August 9, 2016 2
    This article was reproduced from The topic I want to talk about here isn’t new or unheard of, but it is a red hot issue – and has been for many years. It’s a [...]
  • The reason for me being an optimist

    August 5, 2016 0
    This article was reproduced from To be honest, there are situations that make it difficult to keep the head up and not just give the whole world my finger. Good news like Donald Trump [...]
  • (Re)action not resignation

    August 3, 2016 0
    This article was reproduced from While most of us would probably agree that our current lifestyle is somewhat problematic, we often don’t manage to really change anything about it. I think the reason for [...]
  • Prosecuting predators in the world’s richest country

    August 2, 2016 0
    The government of a developing nation sanctions hunting a critically endangered species and everybody loses their mind. The same thing happens in one of the world’s richest countries and no one bats an eye. Predators [...]


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