A few weeks ago I had the great chance of presenting at this year’s SCCS Bangalore! I was very happy with the great response my presentation, entitled “Show Me The Money: Understanding Online Donations For Biodiversity Conservation“, received. It was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and bring a bit of marketing … [Read more…]
I have recently edited a Special Issue on behaviour change and biodiversity conservation for the online open-access journal Conservation Evidence. This Special Issue showcases work carried out in three continents and on topics as varied as ecosystem services, tiger poaching or waste management. Find all the content here!
Following on from the formidable success of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” I thought how powerful something similar could be to raise awareness of the incredible biodiversity living alongside us in our Planet. And thus was born “I fucking love biodiversity”. While we are still very much in the beginning the about 120 … [Read more…]
In another natural history short note me and a few colleagues document the finding of an adult specimen of Bothrops taeniatus Wagler, 1824 in the Municipality of Assis Brasil, in the Rio Acre Ecological Station, Acre, Brazil. This is the first record of this species for the state of Acre, extending the species distribution globally by approximately 164 Km west. Find … [Read more…]
Last November I went out to work on a Environmental Education project lead with Ricardo Lima, in the small island country of São Tomé and Príncipe in West Africa. We visited hundreds of people in rural communities and dozens of classrooms across the country in an experience that undoubtedly made us realise how important these activities are and how they should … [Read more…]
In the latest issue of Nature, I co-author a reply to S. Kumar’s article: “Extinction need not be forever“, published also in Nature about a month ago. In this reply we highlight how behavioural and ecological factors, which are not necessarily captured by genetic material, are essential not only to define a species identity but also to ensure its … [Read more…]
The snake Bothrops muriciensis is a little known Brazilian viper that until recently was only known from the couple of records that were used to describe it. I paper I co-authored in the open-access North-Western Journal of Zoology presents six more records and looks at applying the IUCN Red List criteria to the species until now classified as Data Deficient. … [Read more…]