Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis.
An ongoing series of short podcast conversations we could think of as ‘check-ins’ (as in ‘we’re checking in to make sure we’re all okay’) – chats about how we’re getting on, how we’re adapting as campaigners, how connecting with Nature – even if it’s just through the window – is helping us cope.
Now, we appreciate that everyone has Facebook, Twitter, their own blogs even, but perhaps bringing everyone together like this in one place could really create an interesting set of viewpoints/tips/different thinking – and maybe even keep us from feeling alone…
So that’s the idea, and today I’m speaking with zoologist and campaigner Megan McCubbin. Megan, a passionate scientist with a particular interest in animal behaviour, evolution and the illegal wildlife trade, is also a highly engaging tv presenter. She’s currently in lockdown in the New Forest with her stepdad, conservationist and broadcaster Chris Packham, and they’re co-presenting an entertaining live broadcast every morning showcasing nature and wildlife – and a quiz based around a seemingly extensive collection of bird skulls…
“…young people are certainly under-represented in science communication and nature – but they have a really important role to play – each group should be represented in this debate and discussion…”
Checking-in…with Megan McCubbin
Megan and Chris are broadcasting live via Chris’s facebook and twitter accounts at 9 o clock every morning and you can follow Megan herself on Twitter at meganmccubbin. Wildlife Rebellion, which aims to to tell the truth about the critical state of our biodiversity loss and habitat destruction in the near future, is on Facebook at WildlifeRebellion
If you like the idea of these podcasts please do spread the word on social media, and if you’d like to come and have a virtual chat yourself email me at charlie -AT- waronwildlife.co.uk
Thankyou very much for listening – and please stay well