A little disclaimer… Every answer he gave made me profoundly jealous of the creatures he has met, the encounters he’s had and the life he’s living.
The idea that we should invest millions of pounds of research funds into bringing back animals we have never seen before when there are so many animals that the majority of us have never seen in the flesh, let alone those that have not yet been discovered, is ludicrous.
“I would eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on panda conservation put back on the table for me to do more sensible things with.” These are the controversial words of naturalist Chris Packham.
An eerie babble of human voices had started to haunt the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California.
Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission held its successful vote for a pause on commercial whaling in the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, the second annual Whalefest began, with famous naturalists, charities and organisations coming from all over the world to attend lectures, panel debates and book signings.
Tuna? Beautiful? There is a raw beauty to be seen in fish, as anyone who has ever been diving or snorkelling will be able to attest to. But because the underwater world is so different from our own, people find the grace and majesty of its underwater inhabitants difficult to identify with.
Originally published by WorkingAbroad Projects on Monday, 30th June 2014- see here! Greetings from the tiny island of St Eustatius in the Caribbean! I arrived on Monday from a balmy Summer’s day in England to learn that I, in fact, had no idea what summer was. This is summer. The papers in London get excited …
Greetings from the Golden Rock, where internet is slow but time is running faster than the cows our dog keeps chasing out of the garden!