Category Archives: Conservation & Research

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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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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Conservation Update Q1 2014

A new year, a new bunch of interesting additions to my ever growing mental library of interesting science and conservation related information. Check out my top 5 things to kick off the New Year! 1. Bear Baiting in Romania and … Continue reading

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Natural History of an unnatural England – Lecture from National Trust’s David Bullock

I recently attended a lecture at the Linnaean society about the “National Trust – an unnatural England”. This was given by the Head if Nature Conservation (UK Wide), David Bullock. He talked about huge and forgotten influence of the National … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Once again we find ourselves around the time of next RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.  This is a great way to get people involved in wildlife and in return RSPB gets a shed load of useful and sometimes fascinating data … Continue reading

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