Category Archives: Blogs for the Independent
Saving the natural world: Why we need more conservationsts
Independent Blogs: Conservation Volunteering with Elephant Human Relations Aid
My piece for the Independent this week looks back to my time with Elephant Human Relations Aid in Namibia (nearly five months ago now – can’t quite believe that), promoting their excellent work and hopefully encouraging more to join in.
Blogs for the Independent: Pangolins in Peril
An illegal trade just as devastating, and to the same markets, as that of rhino horn and elephant ivory. It threatens to wipe out entire species’ of pangolin, the likes of which have been unique and unchanged for over 60 million years.
But did you even know what a pangolin was? You’d be in the majority if you didn’t. And that’s exactly where the problem lies.
Independent Blogs: Naturalists of the Future
My latest piece for the Independent, where despite the doom-and-gloom talk of less young people getting outdoors (though I can’t talk; see The Loss of Childhood), I shine a ray of hope by highlighting six excellent examples of young naturalists that give hope for the future of conservation.
Where are the young naturalists these days? The next generation of conservationists
Independent Blogs: David Attenborough interview for the Penguin King 3D
My interview with the legend himself on what 3D brings to natural history broadcasting and the methods of filming penguins ahead of the DVD release of The Penguin King 3D.
David Attenborough: ‘3D is a far greater perception of reality than colour alone’