Nature writing, John Clare and a case for conserving the everyday

When I speak to conservationists more often than not the conversation will turn to interests in specific species and this will probably include a discussion of their interest in a particularly rare species. A prominent example in my own local area is a project to conserve populations of Fisher’s Estuarine Moth (Gortyna borelii lunata) andContinue reading “Nature writing, John Clare and a case for conserving the everyday”

The Rally for Nature

Although one wouldn’t know if relying on BBC news to learn what is happening in the world, today was the day that the crowds descended on the politicians to protest about conservation’s low profile in British politics. Twitter however, a much more reliable source of true news than the papers or certainly the BBC willContinue reading “The Rally for Nature”

Risks to global food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Farmers discuss climate and weather changes. Photo C. Schubert (CCAFS) This week sees the annual Chatham House conference on food security. This year’s theme is around the risks to food security that come from greater globalisation of the food system. The conference focuses/focused on…