Saturday, November 18th – Day Three. An inconspicuous looking town in Lincolnshire, at the time I could not help but think Stamford to be an odd choice for an event that had featured the illustrious Sir David Attenborough in November 2016. A frosty morning had greeted me at the platform, all the while following me until I found my way to the local Arts Centre. [Read More]
On Saturday 4th November, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust hosted a first in conservation agriculture. Young Farmers and AFON members, from all realms of farming and conservation interests gathered under one roof to learn about and discuss issues surrounding the future of farming and wildlife in the UK. People from Exeter right up to the hills of Yorkshire gathered, and guided by the likes of Rob Yorke, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the National Federation for Young Farmers, and a few other innovative people in the farming industry, came up with some fantastic solutions to issues in conservation agriculture. [Read More]
Hi, mammal lovers! So, the University Mammal Challenge has come to an end, and we recently found out that our team won the prize for the most mammals recorded outside of bulk-capture methods. For this, we definitely have to thank the infamous rabbits of UEA (University of East Anglia) – so abundant on campus that they’ve become the university’s unofficial mascot – for providing us with no end of opportunistic mammal sightings.
The sciences are an overwhelmingly broad field. Oftentimes seen as distinctly separate within their fields, many scientists yearn for greater appreciation, greater understanding from an audience that may often seem like they’d rather ignore the numbers or facts being hurled at them. I, too, have yearned for that receptive understanding ever since I was in high school.
There are young people across the UK who are already taking action Now for Nature. They are making our Vision for Nature a reality. While proof of any progress on a governmental level can be dumbed down to twiddling thumbs and choruses of humming and hawing, these young people embody what Now for Nature values – action. We hope that decision makers will follow where they are leading. Featured below are seven magnificent young individuals from across the UK who are doing amazing things Now for Nature.