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About wilsoemi

A 1st Class Biological Sciences graduate, with a Masters degree in Conservation Biology. Dedicated to nature and conservation, with over three years voluntary experience in environmental and conservation charities and NGO's. Currently working for the World Society for the Protection of Animals and volunteering for London Wildlife Trust.

So what does Brexit mean for animals?

The EU referendum is a topic of hot debate at the moment, with inter-party fighting and the general public at a loss to decide ‘what is really best for me?’. But, who is thinking about animal welfare and our natural … Continue reading

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Digital Genius – how to campaign online

Since working in the charity sector with such experienced and diverse fundraising and digital teams, I have been really inspired by the many fantastic ways to influence change through supporter and community engagement.  So I thought I would share some … Continue reading

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Conservation Update Q4 2014

To wrap up 2014 I wanted to focus the final edition of the year of conservation updates on wildlife crime.  My new role as campaigns officer at World Animal Protection means I work on our current campaign to promote and … Continue reading

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Conservation Update Q3 2014

Hey guys, sorry for the uber delayed 3rd conservation update of the year.  I have just started a new role at my organisation and like has been pretty mega, but now I plan to post a 4th update in the … Continue reading

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Wildlife on the Wandle

Recently I attended a talk, courtesy of a dedicated London Wildlife Trust volunteer Derek Coleman, which discussed the varied wildlife and ecosystem of the River Wandle in South London. The river has often been referred to as a chalk stream, … Continue reading

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Sentience in Animals by World Animal Protection

Animals evolve to the environment in which they live, and as a result they develop a set of positive and negative behaviours out of motivation and possibly even enjoyment. Sentience in Animal welfare is a two-step process, the first is … Continue reading

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How vets have moved the world to protect animals?

Working at World Animal Protection (formerly known as WSPA), has its educational benefits in that regular lunchtime seminars are put on for staff.  These talks involve presentations and discussions with experts in the field regarding animal welfare and projects around … Continue reading

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Giraffes – new perspectives on a ‘well-known’ species from ZSL

Recently, I attended a really interesting event at ZSL led by 4 experts covering interesting conservation and biological updates in Giraffes around the world.   It was split up into 3 sections; the first covering stress and sleep patterns in … Continue reading

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Uganda and Rwanda 2014

Day 1: Kampala & Lake Victoria Arrived in Kampala late and with no bag. Headed straight to my friend Clare’s house to be greeted by the cutest 3 month old Maltese puppy called Ralphie, and immediately all my woes disappeared. … Continue reading

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Conservation Update Q2 2014

Another quarter, another collection of items that have intrigued me so far this year, so I hope that they interest you too!   Furry Narwhals and their flinging eggs   While watching Springwatch a few weeks ago I learnt about … Continue reading

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