The Power of 3

The Power of 3

Here’s a question: when people ask you how work is going, how many times do you answer, “It’s really busy”. I have to put my hand up here; over the years I must be one of the worst offenders. The problem is that in today’s word it’s almost as if we can only be...
The importance of feeling valued

The importance of feeling valued

When you begin thinking about leadership and conservation, the concept of serving others – as Barry describes in his podcast this week – is perhaps not the thing that springs to mind first. But as I think back over the fifteen years I’ve been working in...
Lessons from a conservation visionary

Lessons from a conservation visionary

When you look back over the last century there are many people who could be regarded as conservation visionaries. One who really stands out for me, is George Waterston. Born in Edinburgh in 1911 to a wealthy family of printers and stationers, Waterston’s main passion...
Leading and influencing in the right way

Leading and influencing in the right way

I love it, but working in conservation isn’t easy. When you care deeply about the natural world, it’s hard to hear about the damage we humans are doing to the planet; whether it be plastic in the oceans, the global increase in CO2 emissions, or the decline of so many...
Getting organised

Getting organised

For me, my conservation career is a vocation. Its far more than your standard 9-5. I have wanted to be a conservationist for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, the pay isn’t great (that’s an understatement) but I feel lucky to have a job that I genuinely love, and...