Making change happen

Making change happen

Last November I had the pleasure of attending a conference on Osprey conservation in central and eastern Europe, held in Warsaw in Poland. It brought together conservationists from different countries in the region, including Germany, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus...
Getting out of your comfort zone

Getting out of your comfort zone

When I think about conservation and the challenges we face, the two traits that Barry discusses this week – being values-led and courageous – really resonate with me. If we genuinely want to make a difference, to work for change, then they are essential. But, don’t be...
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...
The importance of being positive

The importance of being positive

There’s a quote in chapter 1 of Lead Like Mary that I love: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizen can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” For me, that quote, from American cultural Anthropologist Margaret Meade,...