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  • 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 [...]
  • Gotta catch ‘em all!

    July 19, 2016 0
    I’m embracing the launch of Pokémon Go by using this as an opportunity to link Pikachu to biology. Everyone knows the Pokémon lyrics ‘Gotta catch ‘em all!’’ and can relate to this sentiment, especially in [...]
  • Travel Bum to the BBC: How to start in Wildlife Filmmaking (with no clue how to!)

    July 7, 2016 0
    ‘I’ve got it! I want to present and make Wildlife Films!’… It came to me, as I was lying in a hammock in Brazil in 2012, whilst pondering that omnipresent and looming question commonly asked [...]
  • What is Rewilding

    July 5, 2016 1
    Rewilding – everyone with an interest in conservation is talking about it. Even those who aren’t particularly aware or invested in wildlife matters will at least have heard something along the lines of “they want [...]
  • 5 Easy Ways to Instantly Boost Your Garden’s Wildlife Potential (Without Breaking the Bank!)

    July 1, 2016 4
    Who doesn’t want a little bit (or a lot) more wildlife around? These 5 ideas are easy, budget-friendly AND look good in your garden. How many will you get done this weekend? 1. Bug Hotel [...]

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