Wolves and lynxes and bears, oh my

Join big cat conservationist and livestock farmer Dr Jonny Hanson at the Northern Ireland Science Festival 2021 for an electrifying yet balanced look at the issue of large predator reintroductions to rewild landscapes, one of the most novel yet controversial conservation issues of our time.

Covering both history and natural history, Jonny explores the varied dimensions, feasibility and ethics of reintroducing wolves, lynxes and brown bears to the island of Ireland, assessing the case for and the case against.

Pre-recorded at the Ulster Museum, humorous and thought-provoking in equal measure, and featuring live audience polling to enable you to have your say, this talk promises to excite, enthral, and perhaps even enrage

Hakuna Matata

Seven years on, I take a fresh look at my fieldwork diaries from Nepal.

In week 1, I arrive in Nepal and meet up with the rest of my research team as we try to track down that most elusive of creatures: the research permit.

Snow Leopard Research Nepal

Our research trip gets off to a shaky start.  No worries.

We’ve arrived.  After various flights myself and my friend, and fellow conservationist, Maurice Schutgens, arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday 4th February.  Maurice will be helping me to manage our research assistants, and the information they collect, over the next three and a half months.  He’ll also be in charge when I’m absent from the field due to family commitments.

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