Animal behaviour: it’s a tool conservationists can use

You’d be forgiven for thinking an in-depth understanding of animal behaviour has little to offer conservation. After all, what could detailed insights into the eating, sleeping and mating patterns of animals possibly offer to landscape-scale conservation problems such as habitat loss and invasive species? Conservation problems have traditionally been addressed by tools including protected area... Continue Reading →

Plant Based Diets – Fad or Frontier?

Everyone’s doing it. Lewis Hamilton, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Clinton.  Veganism is on the rise. Leonardo DiCaprio is even investing his money in Beyond Meat – A company creating plant based alternatives to animal proteins. Plant based diets are becoming a social phenomenon as veganism and vegetarianism have reached a new cultural salience. There has been... Continue Reading →

MSc BCM Vision: #Conservation2037

This past January 26th at The Linnean Society of London, we got together with four conservation Masters courses from different UK Universities1 to explore the ideas and drivers that suggest a transformation in the science, policy and practice of conservation. It was also an opportunity to voice and reflect upon the values, issues and practices which we would like... Continue Reading →

The Ghost of Winters Past

Tweeted @Vailmtn Resort on January 25th. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ Facebook page professed on January 24th, “Over 7 feet of snow in 5 days leads to a whole lot of powder. The skies will be clearing up this week, so don’t miss bluebird days and all-time conditions.” @Jacksonhole Mountain Resort posts pow shots on Instagram. Whistlerblackcomb.com simply states... Continue Reading →

Saving the Chiquibul: What Will It Take?

Unless delimited by a river or mountain range, human boundaries rarely map to the habitats of non-human species. This is perhaps one of the greatest challenges we face today in the field of conservation. For every political space entails its own unique set of policies, or lack thereof, that concern the management of ecological terrains... Continue Reading →

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