NEWS & VIEWS

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February 19, 2021
Independent: Planning to build a new coal mine is like investing in a new fax machine – it takes us all backwards

The construction of a new coal mine – as is currently under review in Whitehaven, in Cumbria – sends a very poor message about our environmental priorities. We need to move forward with modern green energy – not travel in reverse Nick Maughan In fact, it’s akin to an announcement that, as a country, Britain […]

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February 12, 2021
It’s time to ramp up conservation technology

There are many factors involved in wildlife conservation. Funding, expertise, human resources and goodwill all play very large roles of course. But technology is helping to pioneer wildlife conservation efforts in increasingly efficient and cost-effective ways. An example that has garnered significant attention in recent weeks is the use of using high‐resolution satellite imagery and […]

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February 11, 2021
Independent: The pandemic has slowed animal poaching down – but now we need to rehabilitate those who do it

The poaching of any animal is a crime that deserves introspection and thorough investigation. As a wildlife intelligence officer, responsible for wildlife intelligence throughout Zimbabwe, it is my duty to ask what we could have done to prevent it. After this year of turmoil, that task will become more difficult. But a solution can be found in working with local […]

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February 5, 2021
Conservative Home: After Covid, our children will need After-School Clubs

All young people have been dealt a bad hand by the indirect effects of the pandemic – school closures, disrupted social lives, stifled educations, scuppered paths to university, the looming prospect of insurmountable debt, and diminished prospects for gainful employment. However, some young people are more equal than others. The current restrictions look likely to […]

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December 30, 2020
Going Green

Hi I’m Ben, I am the Founder of Going Green Media, I am delighted to announce that Going Green Media has received sponsorship from the Nick Maughan Foundation. Going Green is an environmentally focused media channel that shares positive news on the future of our planet. Our aim is to inspire people online to get involved […]

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December 18, 2020
Conservative Home: To shut schools again would inflict further harm on a damaged generation of children

In a rapid escalation, four London borough councils have this week backed shutting schools early and switching to online learning. This follows the most disrupted year for education for generations, where children have collectively missed millions of hours of teaching. To shut our schools early again would be a grave mistake, harm the most deprived children and […]

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December 3, 2020
The 2020 Tusk Conservation Awards

This evening, the Tusk Conservation Awards took place (virtually) to celebrate the extraordinary work of dedicated conservationists across the African continent. Now in their eighth year, the awards are an excellent opportunity to recognise the tireless devotion of these remarkable individuals and show our gratitude for their persistent hard work. Wildlife conservation is a cause […]

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November 30, 2020
Reaction: The private sector is driving global decarbonisation efforts

This time next year will see the UK host the crucially important United Nations COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. World leaders from all manner of countries, economies, cultures and creeds will shuttle around conference halls and meeting rooms to negotiate contributions to global emissions reduction efforts. As is often the case, political leaders will be […]

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November 29, 2020
Nick Maughan Foundation backs Times Charity Appeal

The Nick Maughan Foundation is proud to announce its participation in The Times Christmas Charity Appeal 2020, as part of its ongoing support for wildlife conservation charity, Tusk. The Foundation has announced it will double readers’ donations to Tusk up to a value of £150,000. The Times appeal aims to raise funds for three charities dealing […]

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