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Valérie D’Hoedt Meyer is the Director of the IUCN Academy.  Launched in September 2021, the IUCN Academy seeks to harness expertise from within the International Union for Conservation of Nature network to provide training for those seeking to make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic world of conservation.   The IUCN is a membership Union uniquely
Campaigning, communications and engagement are key tools in conservation work today, and they almost always rely on digital technology! Emma Marsh is the Executive Director of Digital Technology and Communications at RSPB, where she oversees the charity’s global digital technology, communications, campaigning, and engagement work. Emma shared her experience of switching careers into conservation as'
As a career switcher, I have a very personal understanding of the misconceptions that surround working in the conservation sector, especially when it comes to ‘breaking into conservation’. I can relate to that feeling of despair brought on by the natural assumption that the only way in is to go via the costly and time-consuming
Last year, Sir David Attenborough said that saving the planet is now a communications challenge. And within conservation there is a growing realisation that we need to do much more to share our messages, to encourage more support and action. As a result, conservation employers are rapidly looking for people with communications skills. They want'
“The future depends on what we do in the present”- Mahatma Gandhi There are many ways in which individuals can make a difference in turning the tide against the biodiversity and climate crisis, from becoming politically active to eating less meat and with the seasons, riding a bike to work or staying local for holidays'
While you’re busy taking care of our beautiful planet, are you taking care of yourself? Have you ever struggled with issues like barriers to entry, competition, finances, pressure, isolation or eco-anxiety? Join guests Kirsty Crawford and Laura Cuppage from & Another Thing for a special interactive event to explore wellbeing in conservation, how it affects conservationists'
Xavi Reñé is a Barcelona-based illustrator with over ten years of experience. He illustrates in the field of wildlife conservation art, having worked for various commissioners from sanctuaries to foundations. Xavi currently works as a conservation illustrator and artist for Rewilding Europe, a non-profit foundation working on rewilding on the local, national, and continental level
We’ve reopened the doors to our popular Communications for Conservation Projects course! Learn how to plan and deliver effective communications activities, making you more employable and impactful as a professional conservationist. Join our next cohort by 26th February for 33% off!    
If you’re interested in conservation, then you’ve probably heard the term rewilding.  Over the past decade or so it has represented a growing movement within the industry to restore nature back to its former glory. Sometimes involving reintroducing long lost species back into landscapes.   One of the organisations involved in the movement is Citizen'
Our careers often seem like the centre-point of our lives. For many of us, they are our source of purpose, identity, income and fulfilment. But our careers don’t exist in isolation… they’re just one piece of a much bigger puzzle called LIFE. If one or more areas are out of balance, even most fulfilling career
Are you keen to switch your career into conservation in 2023? Perhaps you’re feeling a little stuck in a job you’re not fully happy with, and you want to follow your passion and help wildlife to flourish as your day job. Well, today I want to show you that this is possible by sharing the
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What will 2023 have in store for you? Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you want to make the most of the year to come. To support you, today I’m launching a five-day New Year / New Career challenge to unlock your ideas and help guide you in 2023. It could'
Welcome to our final podcast episode of 2022! As we look ahead to a new year, we’re reflecting on what we loved about 2022, and what we’re excited about in 2023. Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Head of Community, Dr Fernando Mateos-González – or Nando he’s often known – and Head of Engagement'
Professor Juliet Vickery is Chief Executive Officer of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), President of the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU), Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia. Juliet generously made time to share her career story with me and to reflect on BTO’s recent