All wildlife conservation


If you ever feel overwhelmed by the climate and biodiversity crises, then you are not alone. The term β€˜eco-anxiety’ refers to this fear of environmental damage or ecological disaster, fuelled by the current and predicted future state of the environment and climate change.


Culling is the selective killing of members of an animal population in order to reduce the overall population size. It is considered controversial because it means that someone, somewhere decides who lives and who dies, and because it seemly contradicts the aims of conservation.


We think of biology, ecology and zoology as the sciences associated with wildlife conservation. However, economics, sociology, geography and anthropology are also key aspects of conservation. Most conservationists start out because they love animals. Yet, a lot of conservation involves dealing with people.


Spending time outdoors has been scientifically proven to benefit our wellbeing. I had the pleasure of speaking to Karolina from London Wildlife Trust. In our interview, she speaks about the importance of socialising in outdoor settings and the effects of this on mental health.


Marketed as a necessity, shark nets are plugged to the public as a something to keep people safe from dangerous, human-eating sharks. It is assumed that without these nets, hungry sharks would have easy access to vulnerable swimmers and we’d either not be able to go in the water. This is a lie.

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