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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 facing-change.org. 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 facing-change.org. 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 facing-change.org. 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 facing-change.org. 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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