Join the dots

My face-to-face ‘field intel’ trips provide enlightenment as to what people really think. Online is one thing, hearing it direct is another. I muse on how land managers, academics, govt, activists might garner insight from each other. A previous ‘intel’ trip along the Marches fielded views of an environmental activist (who once upon a time … Continue reading Join the dots

Dear Sir,

A quarter of a century ago social media was a speck in the eye of newspaper editors. As far as I’m aware, editors don’t yet take letters by text, Whatsapp or Zoom. Ever since I took my first call from the letters Editor at The Times in 1999, I’ve always written about environmental stuff others … Continue reading Dear Sir,

Up-close wildlife

At the African wildlife conservation hunting conference, the man from the UN Environment Programme was unequivocal with me: “if elephants are global ‘public goods’, then developed countries should also pay towards local communities having to ‘manage’ living alongside them”. Pigeon pie There have been plenty of conservation conflicts covered by mainstream news items in 2019. … Continue reading Up-close wildlife