Enlist blockchain to boost conservation

PhD student Zac Baynham-Herd has a piece of correspondence published in Nature this week outlining his ideas for peer-to-peer conservation

The start of fieldwork: a first pilot study

"Let this be a warning to my future self: one month into the trip and none of this has gone as planned..."

The changing environment of conservation conflict: geese and farming in Scotland

Barnacle goose numbers on Islay increased from 20,000 to 43,000 between 1987 and 2016 and, as the goose population has grown, farms have supported geese more frequently and in larger numbers, with subsequent damaging effects.

The effectiveness of celebrities in conservation marketing

Celebrities are frequently used in conservation marketing, but we provide experimental evidence that celebrity endorsement can produce both positive and negative effects.

Preparing for Fieldwork

Emiel writes about his preparations for his next field trip.

Conservation Optimism and Politics

People from all over the world came to London to share in positivity, optimism and creativity at a 3-day Conservation Optimism summit.

Searching for Snares – how much effort is enough?

Harriet presented preliminary findings from her fieldwork at the the Asian-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Can games help us to understand and manage conservation conflicts?

A workshop at the Grimsö Wildlife Research Station in Sweden discussed the role games might play in tackling conservation conflicts.

Scottish Institute for Enterprise Fresh Ideas award

Zac Baynham-Herd's idea for peer-to-peer conservation won an award from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise in this year's Fresh Ideas competition.

Now anyone can save Planet Earth

In his recent TEDx talk, Zac explored whether we could use the digital world to help conserve the natural world.