Category Archives: Guest blog

Guest Blog – Adders and Buzzards by Nicholas Milton

  Nicholas Milton has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit, the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts, Greenpeace and the Ramblers. He is a freelance journalist and writes about the environment, politics and the Second World War. He is also a marketing and communications consultant and is currently working with the international development charity Practical Action. …

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Guest blog – A very RSPB protest by Danny Heptinstall

  Danny Heptinstall is a 24 year old birder, naturalist and aspiring conservationist currently researching Red Kites at the University of Aberdeen (and recent Guest Blogger here). He attended the public protest in Inverness on Saturday afternoon about the recent poisoning incident in Ross-shire. You will already have read here (and here and here) about the …

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Guest Blog – Where is the UK’s Youth Nature Conservation Movement? by Danny Heptinstall

Danny Heptinstall is a 24 year old birder, naturalist and aspiring conservationist currently researching red kites at the University of Aberdeen. Here he presents a shortened version of an article that asks “Where is the UK’s Youth Conservation Movement, and what can be done to find it?” I’m a young conservationist, and I get annoyed …

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Kids and Outdoor Play – Getting back to Nature – Guest Blog by Sarah Tramm

Sarah is a MSc Marketing graduate with a strong passion for nature and  outdoor adventures. Growing up in Denmark she’s no stranger to natural  surroundings and her parents frequently took her camping all over Europe  which initially sparked her enthusiasm for the outdoors. She currently  resides in West Yorkshire, England where she can often be …

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Rewilding revisited – Guest Blog by Simon Phelps

Simon is a keen conservationist, wildlife photographer and naturalist. He currently works for the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and is also an active member of A Focus On Nature (AFON). He spends much of his free time out on nature reserves around the country watching and photographing any wildlife that he can find. All the views …

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Guest Blog – Top ten tips for getting a job in conservation by Nick Askew

Nick Askew has 15 years’ experience working in wildlife conservation in the UK and internationally. He runs Conservation Careers which is a social enterprise helping job seekers and conservation organisations to form lasting relationships. His website lists careers advice and job vacancies from within the world of wildlife conservation, and provides an opportunity for job-seekers …

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Guest blogs

I’m always on the look out for Guest Blogs on subjects that are relevant to nature conservation. Advice to people submitting a blog to this website: get in touch before submitting your blog so that we can discuss it any blog should be of interest to readers of this blog and of an environmental bent …

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Guest Blog by Andy Atkins – Seeing without looking: the joy of abundant nature

Andy Atkins, executive director, Friends of the Earth Andy has been a key player in campaigning and research for human rights and development NGOs including the Chile Committee for Human Rights, CAFOD and CIIR (now Progressio). While at CIIR Andy established a ground breaking programme of work on the developmental implications of the illegal drugs …

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Guest Blog – Guests at Nature’s Table by Findlay Wilde

My name is Findlay Wilde, you might remember me from the last guest blog I did for Mark about my concerns for the future of our fabulous, but endangered, wildlife and habitats. And now I am back to write my second blog. A lot has changed in a year and I have now started High …

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Birdwatching as a political act – Guest Blog by Matt Adam Williams

Matt Williams is a conservationist and photographer. He is spending 2013-14 working in Indonesian Borneo for the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project. Matt is also an ambassador for the A Focus on Nature project, and a freelance writer for the Good Men Project and The Ecologist online. Starting his conservation career early, he has been a member of the RSPBsince the …

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