My name is Charlie Moores and under normal circumstances I wouldn’t record over Skype and I would be discussing biodiversity or campaigns affecting wildlife, but like pretty much everyone else at the moment I’m thinking about Covid-19, the coronavirus crisis that is sweeping the world, and wondering how it might be affecting my conservationist brother, Dr Nial Moores, who for the last twenty years has been living in Busan, a city in South Korea. Obviously I’ve been concerned about him, but his perspective on the reaction to the crisis has been so interesting I thought we’d record the conversation for a podcast…Continue reading
This week the Birds of Poole Harbour (BoPH) team made the quick walk along Poole harbourfront to Lush’s Dolphin Quays offices to talk about the charity and the (surprisingly) numerous projects they’re all working on. BoPH founder Paul Morton and Liaison Officers Liv Cooper and Joe Parker gave an entertaining and zippy three-part presentation, explaining in an energised hour everything from how the group was founded and the local habitats and sites it has helped restore, to the launch of its ‘Engagement HQ’ and its flagship translocation Osprey Project.Continue reading
In his Guardian column this morning George Monbiot admits to being close to burn out. He says that “I believe resilience is the most useful human quality…but in 2019 I felt my resolve begin to weaken at times as it has never done before.
Eco-anxiety is all around us, writes Charlie Moores, it’s what we do about it that matters.
Dr Nial Moores, Drector of Birds Korea, writes: “Birds Korea still appears to be the only organization ever to try to identify population trends in all of the nation’s most regularly occurring bird species. In our 2014 ground-breaking report, Status of Birds, we gathered data and information from a range of published and unpublished sources to suggest trends in 365 of the nation’s most regularly-occurring species.”Continue reading
In this shortcast Dr Mark Avery, conservationist, author, and Wild Justice co-founder suggests that – to cut a long story short – we need to ‘Get Active’. [Duration 0:01:52]Continue reading
A life-long birdwatcher, John Randall was a well-respected tour leader for many years and has sat on the RSPB Council. He was also notable for his ornithological references in parliament and his efforts to help young birders and conservationists gain access to the ‘corridors of power’. He became a special environment adviser to then prime-minister Theresa May in 2015. He was knighted in 2014, and in June 2018 was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Randall of Uxbridge.Continue reading