I am often accused of being a pessimist, about the future of the natural world. And why not? I can… Read more The Pessimists tale
Mindfulness is the current trendy thing to indulge in. I have not studied it in any detail, but as far… Read more Mindfulness & What is a species?
I think it is unfortunate that some of the groups campaigning on behalf of indigenous communities regularly attack wildlife conservationists. By… Read more Free, Prior, Informed Consent; Indigenous Rights. What does it all mean?
Thought for the day, is a programme on BBC Radio 4 which immediately induces a reflex action in me,… Read more Thought for the day
I have rarely made political comments, at least not party political, and while what I am about to write might… Read more A christmas message from me
And now for something completely different. The extinction of words. When I was a lad, as they say, the English… Read more No wildlife, but something endangered
Reading charity literature and leaflets about charity conferences, I have been struck by a major difference between them and the… Read more Charity Conferences: what to they achieve?
The conservation world is beginning to wake up to the fact that wildlife is in a much worse state… Read more Declining Wildlife and Christmas: a tenuous connection
Often when completing forms there is a section in it asking about one’s ‘ethnicity’ clearly aiming to ensure political correctness,… Read more The semantics of ethnographies.
I have regularly written about the declines in wildlife, http://www.worldlandtrust.org/news/2017/07/moving-baseline-syndrome and feel compelled to do so yet again. This… Read more Why am I a pessimist?