Meet the Optimists – Vicky Bowskill

In the October 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Vicky Bowskill tells us the tale of a science communicator and a PhD student and how she balances these two aspects of her life as a conservationist!

2023-11-07T10:24:06+00:00November 6th, 2023|

Meet the Optimists – Jessie Panazzolo

In the September 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Jessie Panazzolo takes us with her as she navigates the conservation world and all its intricacies as a sustainability educator and a conservationist conservationist.  

2023-10-13T23:27:03+00:00October 11th, 2023|

The Matchbox Mountain: Can Portugal Save Its Burning Lungs?

Night had begun to fall when we found the small dirt track. We’d already traveled for over two days to get here. The Serra da Estrela, Portugal, is a place like no other. On surface level you see deep forests, steep gorges and sunsets that remind you of the African plains. But as you look a little closer you begin to see a lie: Invasive eucalyptus. Where Eucalyptus stops, seas of maritime pine – thin, tall, closely packed – flood to the plains below, another alien from post-war industrialisation. What is initially a beautiful sight is in fact a matchbox mountain, just waiting for a spark.

2023-08-31T09:44:47+00:00August 31st, 2023|

Meet the Optimists – Maria Hashmi

In the July 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Maria Hashmi shares her experience as a conservationist working in Pakistan, her work imparting nature and climate education to children, and how it is to be a part of a family nature reserve! 

2023-08-22T14:52:58+00:00August 22nd, 2023|