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Workshop with a view

On the Southwood task today I’ve been sharpening chainsaws ready for clearing up more storm-blown trees next week. My improvised work bench certainly has a pretty view. 67 more words


The Gangetic dolphin makes a comeback

The Indian government’s efforts to bring down pollution in River Ganga bears fruit as the Gangetic dolphin is back from the verge of extinction.

The dwindling population of the Gangetic dolphin, one of the four fresh-water dolphins in the world, is slowly making a revival as the efforts of a number of government officials to bring down the pollution of the India’s largest river sees some success. 208 more words

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Palm Oil: How Can You Mitigate Palm Oil's Environmental Impact?

Explosive growth in oil palm plantations in tropical regions is a real problem.  It’s not particularly new. Short-term economic policies pursued by Southeast Asian governments in the 1970s began the trend, and massive demand increases since then have reaped an environmental whirlwind.  1,033 more words

Becoming A Master - Blink and You'll Miss It

Week 16

Hello! I’m now on my last half term of teaching, how the hell did that happen! My masters degree seems to have flown by. 288 more words

Becoming A Master

The ground reality of conservation in India: An interview with Dr. George Schaller

Conservation for the sake of conservation is a romantic notion. But in reality, it’s far from it.

Conservation today requires the cooperation of many stakeholders… 123 more words


The Charles Darwin Research Centre on Santa Cruz, the Galápagos

The Charles Darwin Research Centre is a biological research station that was created in 1960 and is operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is the centre of the great restorative efforts taking place in the Galápagos Islands.  12 more words


Lamu plastic dhow sails to save oceans

Above: Traditional dhow asail on Lamu seafront. Courtesy Dipesh Pabari

Published in The East African, Nation media 25 February-3 March 2017

A chance meeting of two high school friends puts in motion something the world has never seen – a life-size plastic dhow to sail Lamu to Cape Town with a message – stop dumping plastic in the ocean. 1,140 more words