Conservation is about protecting the diversity of life on Earth – or ‘biodiversity’. But is protection enough? At Conservation Careers we believe that conservation should go beyond protection, to restoring and enhancing diversity. This form of ‘progressive conservation’ focusses on how to help ecosystems and landscapes recover after they’ve been degraded, damaged or destroyed. It
In 2021, Ryan Eddowes and Amber Stanley set up Our Cities Wild Islands, an environmental service aiming to rewild green areas within cities, encouraging nature to thrive. Rewilding activities are conservation efforts aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and wilderness areas, whilst creating a balance between people and the environment. While projects may start
Applying for a conservation job with a disability | Advice from aspiring wildlife presenter Ryan Eddowes
Have you ever found yourself reading through job applications and feeling disheartened after seeing requirements such as these? “Physically fit for the demands of this role” “A suitable level of physical fitness for assisting with the capture and restraint of animals as well as manoeuvring tools (including wheelbarrows)” “The role is physically demanding and our
We know that carbon in the atmosphere is increasing at an unsustainable rate, and that half of all native tress on earth have been felled. This is having impacts on our lives, and on wildlife globally. Recent studies have also shown that we have nearly a billion hectares of land suitable for ecosystem restoration. That’s space for one TRILLION trees capturing around 30% of the excess carbon in
Today we’re talking to a hugely inspiring figure within the UK ecology scene, who enjoys disrupting the market, and doing things differently. Professor David Hill CBE is chairman and founding owner of The Environment Bank which he set up because of his concerns at the way wildlife was being treated within the planning and development sector. In this episode we cover a lot
You may think of rewilding primarily as the reintroduction of large mammals to areas where they have gone extinct. For Elliot Newton and his team at Citizen Zoo, rewilding is more than just that. Yes, it’s about reintroducing key missing species and creating suitable habitats for them to thrive, but it’s also about rewilding people.