Anole on netting, Asher Flenner, Nat Geo kids

National Geographic’s next generation of photographers

It’s no secret that I love photography. I also love ‘conservation education‘, so hearing that the UK edition of National Geographic Kids magazine has announced its overall winner of the National Geographic Photography Contest for Kids 2016 — I had to find out more. I recently covered the Natural History Museum‘s Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners,…

Badgered to death, Dominic Dyer

The Great British Badger Debate

I have a confession to make. For all my pride in living in London, I’m really a countryside kid. I don’t mean that I grew up grouse-shooting or fox-hunting — my background is nowhere near as privileged as that — but I’m countryside enough to have grown up in East Anglia, to have experienced getting…

Wild West stand-off by Charlie Hamilton James.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 — My top 10 picks

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London is one of my new favourite ways to escape city life and immerse myself in the splendour of the natural world. In March this year I had my first opportunity to visit the annual exhibition (then displaying the finalists of the 2015 competition),…

Tigers photo, Tiger time

TigerTime now — Guest post by Christopher Marsh

TigerTime now is a campaign established by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and it is a key player among charities fighting to protect and save tigers in the wild. The campaign involves raising awareness and funds — with the help of events, fundraising auctions, education programmes, animal adoption packages and an ever-growing online presence — highlighting the key issues that…

Kate on conservation earth mag

BBC Earth Magazine’s launch night in London

This week I was invited to the launch of BBC Earth Magazine, a new monthly publication about the natural world, courtesy of LiveLikeAVIP.com. I have followed BBC Earth’s online articles for a while, as they have previously featured vEcotours — the VR app that allows users to take virtual tours of different conversation locations around…

Cecil the Lion world heritage species

Taking the lions’ share

CITES 2016 has drawn to a close. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora held its 17th meeting in Johannesburg over the last month, and the conference — heralded as the most critical meeting in its 43-year history — delivered some surprising results. Good news for pangolins (the most…