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Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XL

That’s ’40’, of course. Six more biodiversity cartoons, and the last for 2016. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: cartoon, conservation, environmental policy, sc...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 6, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVIII

Another six biodiversity cartoons for your midday chuckle & groan. There’s even one in there that takes the mickey out of some of my own research (see if you can figure out which one). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodive...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 25, 2016

Keeping India’s forests

I’ve just returned from a short trip to the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Karnataka, one of India’s elite biological research institutes. I was invited to give a series of seminars (you can see the titles he...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 8, 2016

More things stay the same, more we retrogress

Within six months of Abbott and the Coalition seizing power in the 2013 Australian election, decades—if not centuries—of environmental damage and retrograde policies unfolded. But this was no run-of-the-mill incompetence and neglect by government...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 20, 2016

Seeing the wood for the trees

From the towering kapoks of South America to the sprawling banyans of South Asia, from misty cloud forests to ice-covered pines, forests are some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. However, as conservationists and foresters try t...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 11, 2016

Buying time

Originally published in the Otago Daily Times by Tom McKinlay — If we don’t act soon, the world we leave our children will be in a sorry state indeed, leading Australian scientist Prof Corey Bradshaw tells Tom McKinlay. Prof Corey Bradsha...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 26, 2016

What immigration means for Australia’s climate-change policies

After dipping my foot into the murky waters of human population demography a few years ago, I’m a little surprised that I find myself here again. But this time I’m not examining what the future of the global human population might be and...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 11, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVII

Another six biodiversity cartoons because I have a full-on month of lecturing. I’ll call this one the ‘over-population’ issue. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under:...
by Conservation Bytes on May 18, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVII

Another six biodiversity cartoons because I have a full-on month of lecturing. I’ll call this one the ‘over-population’ issue. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under:...
by Conservation Bytes on May 18, 2016

Australia pisses away the little water it has

Water, water nowhere, with little left to drink. — Australians are superlative natural resource wasters, but living in the driest inhabited continent on the planet, you’d think we’d be precious about our water use. You’d be w...
by Conservation Bytes on May 8, 2016

Australia pisses away the little water it has

Water, water nowhere, with little left to drink. — Australians are superlative natural resource wasters, but living in the driest inhabited continent on the planet, you’d think we’d be precious about our water use. You’d be w...
by Conservation Bytes on May 8, 2016

Shadow of ignorance veiling society despite more science communication

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, but it wasn’t until having some long, deep chats today with staff and students at Simon Fraser University‘s Department of Biological Sciences (with a particular hat-tip to the lovely...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 19, 2016

Shadow of ignorance veiling society despite more science communication

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, but it wasn’t until having some long, deep chats today with staff and students at Simon Fraser University‘s Department of Biological Sciences (with a particular hat-tip to the lovely...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 19, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVI

Another six biodiversity cartoons because it’s shaping up to be a crazy week. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy, governance...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 13, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVI

Another six biodiversity cartoons because it’s shaping up to be a crazy week. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy, governance...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 13, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXV

Another six biodiversity cartoons for you this week (see here for why I provide six each time). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy,...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 7, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXV

Another six biodiversity cartoons for you this week (see here for why I provide six each time). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy,...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 7, 2016

Environmental Arsehats

I’m starting a new series on ConservationBytes.com — one that exposes the worst environmental offenders on the planet. I’ve taken the idea from an independent media organisation based in Australia — Crikey — who has been running the...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 3, 2016


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