Pigeons in Conservation By Elizabeth Tatham The feral pigeon (Columba livia)is a streetwise bird descended from domesticated rock doves (also C. livia). Unlike its cliff-dwelling ancestor, its presence has permeated every urban precipice across the globe. It is no secret that feral pigeons are neither cute, ‘exotic’ or rare. But then again, since when was … Continue reading Pigeons in Conservation by Elizabeth Tatham
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NEW COMMITTEE ARE NOW OPEN!Are you a student at Oxford who is interested in connecting people with conservation experts? If so, then we are excited to announce that applications for our next committee (Trinity term 2021 - Hilary Term 2022) are now open! Fill out a short application form here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScW4zVey0F.../viewform...Read about … Continue reading Apply for Committee Trinity 2021-Hilary 2022!
Our very own Practical Conservation Officer, Jamie Walker, reads and reviews The Conservation Revolution! We would love to hear your thoughts, so do shoot us a message or comment below! The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene by Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher Being a conservationist is difficult. Looking down the … Continue reading Review: The Conservation Revolution
EIGHTH WEEK NEWSLETTERWe hope you have been enjoying our newsletter! The bad news is that as we come to the end of term, we are in discussion over whether the newsletter should go forward. The good news is, this newsletter is a particularly interesting one! Find out about the controversies surrounding the "invasive species" concept, … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 5
SEVENTH WEEK NEWSLETTERHi all! It has been a good week for those who are missing visiting wildlife. Local nature reserves are re-opening, WWT centers are letting people through their doors and Chester Zoo has now been allowed to open for the public. We hope that you are finding ways to get outside to re-engage with … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 4
SIXTH WEEK NEWSLETTERHappy sixth week! We have a lot this week to get excited about including a documentary about a conservation success story, an essay competition to get involved in and Tuesday was World Peatland Day! ~ The OUNCS Committee#BlackBirdersWeek Keep an eye out on social media for #BlackBirdersWeek, organised by @BlackAFinSTEM. The idea is … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 3
FIFTH WEEK NEWSLETTERWelcome to another weekly update about all things conservation related. Find out this week about carnivorous peat bog plants, some promising news about coral reefs and how you can both watch and help conserve wildlife across the globe.We would also like to thank everyone who applied for committee positions this week, we now … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 2
Due to the absence of speaker events this term, the OUNCS committee have compiled weekly newsletters with conservation content and news sent out to members on our mailing list. We will upload these newsletters onto this section of the website so that anyone can access them (as we know term time is pretty hectic!) and … Continue reading TT Newsletter Series 1
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Prof Nathalie Seddon's talk next week about the Nature-based Solutions Initiative has unfortunately been cancelled. Instead we will be having a break so feel free to take the evening off! Details about our other talks can be found on our Facebook page.