One of the most depressing things about conservation? How Middle-class it all is.

Originally posted on Pete Cooper Wildlife:
This past weekend saw me attending my third New Networks for Nature event in Stamford – essentially, a ‘relaxed’ conference that’s celebrates both the scientific and cultural aspects of nature in one. I owe a lot to New Networks, especially given my first one back in 2012 was what…

‘’Do UK Farmers need the EU?’’

The title of this post was the question of a debate I attended yesterday at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. The Three Counties Farming Conference brought together George Eustice MP (Farming Minister at DEFRA), Stuart Agnew MEP (MEP for the East of England and UKIP’s agriculture spokesman), Mike Gooding (Managing Director of FAIContinue reading “‘’Do UK Farmers need the EU?’’”

Do Wildlife TV shows help or hinder the conservation movement?

On Friday, the Guardian published an article by Emma Howard which pondered the real value of nature programmes such as Springwatch and Autumnwatch in terms of their impact on practical conservation efforts. Martin Hughes-Games, presenter of the BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series, recently told the Guardian during an interview that such programmes created: “a formContinue reading “Do Wildlife TV shows help or hinder the conservation movement?”

Don’t Panic! Hans Rosling on Population

The rising human population is one of those subjects that you will invariably hear an environmentalist discussing, often plotting a tale of inevitable woe. Population growth has implications for all sorts of sectors although, because of their direct role with the natural world, people working within or interested in the food, farming and conservation sectorsContinue reading “Don’t Panic! Hans Rosling on Population”