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November 25, 2021
The Elephant in the Room: Tackling Species Decline

Receiving the 2021 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award from the Duke of Cambridge at the Tusk Conservation Awards last night was an honour I hardly thought was imaginable. I felt incredibly proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow conservationists and be recognised internationally for the work we do, which so often goes unnoticed. With generous […]

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November 25, 2021
Unsung heroes: The true heroes of African conservation

The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award gives international recognition to the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field to protect Africa’s wildlife. The Nick Maughan Foundation is proud to sponsor the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, which gives international recognition to the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field […]

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November 18, 2021
International Business Times: Biodiversity Loss - The Overlooked Crisis

Before the COP26 climate summit kicked off in Glasgow this week, a worrying number of leaders' statements and media releases seemed to contain a glaring omission - biodiversity loss. So the Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land Use, announced within 48 hours of the conference getting underway, came as both a welcome surprise and […]

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November 16, 2021
The Telegraph: 'I'll never make serious money but protecting wildlife is priceless'

Meet Suleiman Sadu, winner of this year's Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, who risks his life to protect elephants in Nigeria’s national parks. Rangers are employed to protect communities and wildlife, but all too often they are treated as foes rather than friends. In the forests of north-east Nigeria, an area roamed by wild animals and […]

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October 28, 2021
International Business Times: To Unlock the Potential of Britain's Young, We Must Fund Alternatives to University

'Our top priority was, is, and always will be education, education, education,' said Tony Blair in 2001, as he announced his landmark target for half of the school leavers to attend university by 2010. In the years since, Blair's target has been met by a mixed reception, with the Prime Minister's own son, Euan Blair, […]

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October 9, 2021
Conservative Home: Ministers must do more to encourage vocational alternatives to university

Back in July, the Prime Minister evoked in a speech the importance of practical and vocational education to “transform people’s lives”. But can the Government walk the walk? The UK has long rested on the laurels of its golden triangle universities of Oxford-London-Cambridge, and this year, record numbers of students have chosen to attend universities […]

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October 1, 2021 Ahead of COP26, Johnson has sent out the right message to the world

Boris Johnson is right that we must manage expectations, but also to use the opportunity to tout Britain’s green business credentials With just weeks to go before the COP26 summit in Glasgow, the prime minister couldn’t have articulated better how the world should be thinking about climate change. His choice of the phrase a “turning […]

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September 28, 2021
TechBullion: Smoke and Mirrors – The Importance of Using AI to Calculate Carbon Emissions

With the aid of a calculator, Microsoft’s greenhouse gas emissions halved. In 2017, the technology company reported it was responsible for 22 million metric tons of carbon. Since then, the same 2017 figure was reduced to 11 million metric tons. Explaining this change, Elizabeth Willmott, Microsoft’s carbon-programs director, said the company ‘doubled down on driving […]

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September 22, 2021
Forbes: Building More Equitable Education Systems With The Help Of AI

In the aftermath of Covid-19 - the philanthropic sector has an outsized opportunity, as well as responsibility, to help make up for the losses sustained by the educational sector. AI is already supporting education non-profits in their efforts to provide students with the skills they need for success in college and beyond, and might be […]

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