Youth For Wildlife Conservation
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Conservation Conversations

 

Conservation Conversations

We are looking for our network to dig deeper into the world of wildlife conservation. To look beyond the headlines and get to the grittiness underneath. Together we will uncover the real issues and find the solutions that need to be implemented. The threats facing the world’s wildlife today are formidable, but conservation works. For it to work though, we need people at the heart of the solutions, we need proper collaborative research, innovation, multidisiplinary approaches and the sharing of best practices.
We need new perspectives
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Topic Ideas:

  • Do zoos have a role in effective conservation of wild species?

  • Can Trophy Hunting save a species?

  • Marine species in trade and their conservation efforts - World Wildlife Day March 3rd 2019 (WWD 2019)

  • Big Cat series - too keeo the conversation going from WWD 2018

    • The tiger bone trade in Asia; opinions, conservation efforts and new findings.  

    • Lion bone trade emerging from Africa - what are the drivers and the solutions?

    • Drivers of Human-big cat conflicts. What are the solutions? How can communities co-exist with iconic, feared and threatened big cats around the world?

  • How can we reduce demand for wildlife parts, products and derivatives. Are current efforts working?

  • The illegal online trade - Disrupting wildlife trafficking in the new age of technology.

  • Corruption: How far can it go and how can we tackle it within the illegal wildlife trade?

  • With new advances everyday, how can technology support the fight against IWT?

  • The illegal timber and plant trade - the fight is not just against the ‘big name species’

Additionally you can pitch us your own topic for the network. We just ask that it is well researched and digs deeper into conservation. BUT! It does not just have to be a blog it can be a vlog, video series, photo series, interview, podcast. It can be anything, we just ask that it is researched and engaging. If you need any help, our team is on hand.

Guidelines :

  1. There are no length restrictions but try and be concise in your writing.

  2. Make it engaging! Ok this can be a tough one, but science and conservation suffers without good storytelling and communications.

  3. Quote your sources.

  4. Use relevant photos which are either free to use under creative commons law or your own photos where we can credit your work.  

This is your time to have your voice heard.
Get in touch via email here, with the subject line Conservation Conversation.