Steph (There are many ways to skin a cat)

Written by Steph Robertson Hello fellow Lonely Conservationists! My name is Steph, I’m a 25-year old zoology graduate who has just finished up having the literal year-of-my-life! My road to where I am has been a rocky one and as it turns out, it still is! But I have hope, and as my mum always […]

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Emilie (Lonely to “un lonely”)

Written by Emilie Priou My name is Emilie Priou and at 21 I just completed my Wildlife Conservation Bachelor. I lived until I was 18 in the suburbs of Paris, and with my parents and sister I had the chance to travel every year abroad to discover nature worldwide. In high school, like many others, […]

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Jon (On Imperfection)

Written by Jon Kahler I can’t say that I had a very unique upbringing. Raised in suburban Brisbane in an upper middle-class family, there was nothing exceptional about my childhood. My family was never very environmental, and between my ten fingers not one of them were green. However, my parents always placed a strong emphasise […]

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Wrap it all up in a bow

Written by Jessie Panazzolo It is quite evident that I haven’t written a food for thought blog in a while, having in fact written a total of zero for this year. Today however, I was inspired to get back to the roots of this community and share how I feel about my role in the […]

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Jessica (Finding your voice and making a difference)

Written by Jessica Pinder Growing up Green It could be easily said that I became a conservationist because so much of my childhood was spent outdoors. Quite literally. Almost all our family holidays usually involved swimming in crystal clear rivers, hiking through bushland heavy with the sounds of cicadas or cross-country skiing across Victoria’s snowy […]

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Elena (For the Shihuahuaco)

Written by Elena Chaboteaux  Hi, my name is Elena Chaboteaux and I’m a 24 years old conservationist from Italy. As far as I remember I’ve always been obsessed with plants and wildlife. I grew up camping with my mum looking for “treasures” in the forest and I’m so grateful my passion has now developed into […]

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James (This is my voice, a black voice, and I’m not sorry about it)

Written by James Lee It is obviously a time of unease in America with regards to treatment of racial minorities. Whether it be a young jogger shot like a dog in the street in Georgia, or a man having his neck crushed by a police officer in Minneapolis, or a birder having the cops called […]

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Taylor (Resilient more than determined)

Written by Taylor Tvede I’ve wanted to work with animals since I was a kid, but in my mind that always meant something like dolphin trainer or the person at the zoo who did the bird shows and got to teach everyone neat things about cool animals. Being a vet was an option I had […]

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Ana (For the Sea)

Written by Ana Willett I think out of anyone, I understand impostor syndrome on such a deeply profound level it’s disturbing. My name is Ana Willett, and I am a marine conservation policy contractor. There…for lack of better phrasing, is not a lot of work in this field in the D.C. area. You either have […]

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Rhys (The Conservation Conversation)

Written by Rhys Abbott As many of you know too well, conservation can feel like an uphill battle; often lonely, and without community support, it can be overwhelmingly deflating. But would you ever give up? Heck no. It is without a doubt a massive challenge to overcome the environmental pressures that humanity places on nature […]

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Macie (My current mental state)

Written by Macie Edwards A friend recently sent me an article about an online community called Lonely Conservationists, a group that I was surprised to have never heard of before, as the name itself was immediately relatable. I read this article with a tight throat, choking back tears. It is so reflective of what I […]

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Gabrielle (My father would be proud)

Written by Gabrielle DiVello My name is Gabrielle DiVello. I am 23 years old and I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey surrounded by the beaches, mountains, and the city -which is why New Jersey is called the “Armpit State.” My family has owned a vacation house in Maine, outside of Bar Harbour […]

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Drew (The bug guy)

Written by Drew Seiler There it was, Phidippus audax, the Bold Jumper, zig-zagging its way across the handrail of our backyard deck. Its movements were jittery, mesmerising, and any movement on my own behalf caused the little male to spin and look up at me with his two large eyes beset three other pairs. His […]

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Nick (The beauty of rock bottom)

Written by Nicholas Horne I started this blog nearly 6 months ago, I really wanted to contribute to the Lonely Conservationists as I feel it’s an exceptional idea that can promote so much positivity. However, it has been extremely difficult to write about my past experiences. So why did am I back writing this blog? […]

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Katy (The best adventurer)

Written by Katy Keighley I wasn’t initially going to submit a blog as my story is only just beginning. However, I thought that there’s no harm in sharing the first drafts of life. My name is Katy and I’m a 20 year old BSci Animal Biology and Conservation undergrad, graduating in June this year!! I […]

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You’ve got male.

Written by Jessie Panazzolo I haven’t written a food for thought piece this year, but this week I have been divulging more and more into the topic of male Lonely Conservationists and now I feel I need to speak out about what I have uncovered. This all began on Tuesday when I was in a […]

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Lucy (The nature thing)

Written by Lucy Hodson Who am I? My name’s Lucy, I’m 28 and a self-confessed hardcore nature nerd. I work full-time in communications for a large wildlife and conservation charity in the UK, and run a wildlife & nature insta-blog on the side. The nature thing… I’m sure many of you’ll agree that when you […]

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Jillian (Conservationist isn’t just a job title)

Written by Jillian Drury My story may be a little different than many of the other stories I have read on this blog simply because for a while, I gave up my dream of being a conservationist. My childhood was very similar to a lot of my fellow Lonely Conservationists, it was full of love […]

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David (The perks and pitfalls of a never-ending conservation obsession

Written by David De Angelis The word ‘obsession’ gets thrown around a bit, but maybe understandably, true obsession seems to frighten most people. Conscious of the other (impostor) syndrome that many lonely conservationists have talked about, I still feel the need to point out the difference between having an obsession with natural history, and necessarily […]

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Jake (Man’s best friend)

Written by Jake Lammi As I lay on a large expanse of granite trying to warm up after an exceptionally cold swim in a glacier-fed alpine lake, I look over at my coworker, Ranger, savouring the life-giving sunshine and cool mountain breeze. I can’t help but reminisce on just how far the two of us […]

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Laura (Success looks better from the outside)

Written by Laura Perry Conservation can be a dream career. Certainly, the stories from my day-to-day life sound good at dinner parties. But is it as good as it is cracked up to be? Objectively, I’m a fairly successful conservation biologist. I have relationships with National Geographic, the WWF, and the Explorer’s Club, to name […]

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Ella (No guts, no glory)

Written by Ella Thomas Hi everyone, my name is Ella and I’m a 22 year old Education Officer at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS). Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Gold Coast, which is on the east coast of Queensland, Australia. Ever since anyone in my family can remember (including me) I’ve been absolutely obsessed […]

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Pamela (I fell in love with giant stick insect)

Written by Pamela Greet A kerosene tin of cane-toads was one of the things my grandfather carried with him from Babinda in Queensland when he moved his young family to the Burdekin to start his own farm in 1920-something. They had to clear flood plains to plant their first crops and for maybe ten years, […]

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Kristina (My story)

Written by Kristina Middleton Who Am I? In brief, I would call myself a conservationist, activist, and nature addict (Potterhead would have to figure in there too!), with a love for exploring; be it my local nature reserve or a mountain range in some far flung country. I grew up on a small island and, […]

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Priscilla (Finding my sparkle of joy again)

Written by Priscilla Miard Hi everyone, my name is Priscillia and I guess like many of you I have multiple unpaid jobs if I can call it like that. I am a researcher, a primatologist, a project manager, a photographer and many more ….. I grew up not really knowing what I wanted to do […]

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Melissa (The importance of community and kindness in distressing times)

Written by Melissa Huntsman There are no profanities strong enough to express the devastation of this bushfire season. No words strong enough to explain the frustration of climate models becoming reality when social media opinions are being touted as facts. No news or opinion article articulate enough to express disappointment that the science, settled decades […]

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Lonely Conservationists 2019 wrap up

Written by Jessie Panazzolo JANUARY  On the 29th of January 2019, Lonely Conservationists was born. I was lying on my couch, devastated that an organisation I was working with would never pay me for the work I was doing. When I was lying there moping, a conservationist friend messaged me and told me that she […]

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Mike (Chasing Dreams from Chicago to the Rainforest)

Written by Mike Talladen Long ago, tales of a place called El Dorado lured so many into the jungles of South America in search of a city of gold and its king. Some of these explorers paid the toll of that pilgrimage with their lives and as terrible as that may be, I’ve always thought […]

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Angus (Getting away to feel at home)

Written by Angus Hamilton My conservation journey is really a tale of two parts. It starts when I was very young, as most of us have done, watching The Crocodile Hunter and wanting to be everything that Steve Irwin was, and taking in everything that he stood for. I spent hours and hours playing in […]

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Adam (Experience is my education)

Written by Adam Cook My parents first knew my love for wildlife when I was three years old. Mum would always tell the story of when I went to Marwell Zoological Park and I went around correcting people when they miss identified animals. One example was when a lady said to her children “look at […]

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Katie (Embracing the fear of change)

Written by Katie Davis I’ve been debating whether or not I should submit a story to LC for several months and today things finally fell into place that I felt like I could do it. Someone in the LC USA chat asked for advice on how to answer the greatest strengths/weaknesses questions in interviews, and […]

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Jessica (My hometown is on fire)

Written by Jessica Leck My name is Jessica Leck, and as I write this, my hometown is on fire. I live on the mid north coast of Australia, and this week has seen an area roughly seven times greater than the Amazon fires burn across my home state. Friends have lost homes and others have […]

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Sofiya (Inequality hits both ends)

Written by Sofiya Shukhova I am a Caucasian married woman working in conservation. The first image I give to strangers is of a white wealthy privileged person who can work in conservation because she does not have to worry about making a living. Well, indeed I happened to be born white-skinned, not much of the […]

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Lorenzo (Smoke and Mirrors)

Written by Lorenzo Seneci Since I found out about the Lonely Conservationists community on Instagram this year, I’ve been pondering about how I could use my personal experience to contribute. It took me a long time – and I’m about to explain why – but finally, I think I have something truly meaningful to share. […]

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Stephanie (A tribe of conservationists)

Written by Stephanie Fuchs Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am thrilled to be able to share my story with you. I live with the Maasai tribe in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. My husband is a Maasai warrior and it was out of love for him that I decided to follow him to […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: My Wild Idea to help global conservationists

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Ten months ago I was sitting on my couch feeling defeated and alone in the conservation industry, but since publishing my very first blog in January, Lonely Conservationists from around the world have flocked to the ever growing LC family. In May, I was overwhelmed when I discovered my little cry […]

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Freya (The risks worth taking)

Written by Freya Santana Cubas My name is Freya, and if you come from Europe you have probably seen my home island advertised a thousand times as a holiday destination. Gran Canaria, west to the Moroccan coast, belongs to the Canary Islands. Seven islands, very close to each other, yet so different; ‘the fortunate islands’, […]

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Maria (Not a VSCO turtle girl)

Written by María Dabrowski Let’s make the environmental movement focused on science and preservation instead of the perfect Instagram photo, and let’s welcome everyone to make a real, true change. At a dinner party the other day I was asked, in front of a group, what I was good at. After a while, I said, […]

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Cameron ( Defying setbacks and settling)

Written by Cameron Foster Hello all, my name is Cameron Foster, I’m 28, I am a nature photographer, a birder and currently pursuing my undergrad in Environmental Studies, I have been meaning to write one of these for a while so here we go. I grew up in the greater Columbia/ Lexington area, in my […]

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Sean (Blind Passion)

Written by Sean Washington I can’t name a specific pillar moment that my life began to shift toward natural resources and conservation studies. Mostly because it was gradual but so solid it seemed destined. Like looking for the stars. You merely have to wait and explore the eternal sky for new questions, topics, and possibilities […]

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Connie (Defined by our actions, not by their words)

Written by Connie Baker-Arney ‘You are not clever enough to be a vet…’ ‘You need to work harder.’ ‘Are you sure you do not have un-diagnosed dyscalculia?’ ‘I do not understand how you plan to achieve all of these dreams and plans’ ‘You need to get your head out of the clouds.’ These are some […]

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Angela (Coming up stronger)

Written by Angela Simms So this is a blog about my experience with anxiety with my project/fieldwork in Indonesia. For those who have done work in Indonesia, conservation is hard. When it comes to the environment, basic conservation concepts are lagging or lacking from the education system (even at tertiary level), which is quite evident […]

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Nishand (The Journey of a Wildlife Enthusiast)

Written by Nishand Venugopal It all started with my interest in photography. I love taking photographs of wildlife and nature. But I didn’t want this passion to be restricted to just being a hobby. I felt I can do much more. I was born in an era that saw the explosion of technology. The pace […]

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Spencer (The Lonely Academic)

Written By Spencer McIntyre My lab was meeting for our bi-weekly journal club recently, wrapping up a discussion about cognition in birds. One of the lab-mates selects a journal article of interest, we all read it, then we meet up and the selector presents the article and why they chose it. We then discuss the […]

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Louise (New home in nature, new me, new purpose)

Written by Louise Munro I recently discovered Lonely Conservationists after a friend shared a blog on Facebook. An Instagram chat with Jessie had her suggesting I write a blog. At first I was floored. What could I offer? What would I say? Those horrible feelings of self-doubt, questioning and comparison kicked in. There are countless […]

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Caitlin (Elephant in the room: travel, climate change and the conservationist.)

Written by Caitlin Brant I’ve met so many biologists and other young people passionate about the environment who absolutely love to travel. Don’t we need to get to remote places to find animals? Or to get to a big conference? The effect of these activities is contributing heavily to climate change, something that is so […]

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Steven (If only they would listen)

Written by Steven Payne Ok, so here we go…. I was born in the country, now I live near the ocean. I love animals. And nature. The End. Elaborate? Ok fine. For those of you in the US, or are familiar with our geography, I was born and raised in Kentucky. Small town with mainly […]

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Freija (Only dead fish go with the flow)

Written by Freija Mendrik I’ve never really had a plan, I just made sure I followed what I was passionate about. I grew up spending as much time in the water as possible; I always wanted to be at the beach, in a rock pool or building sand creations. We lived right by the Jurassic […]

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Sebastian (My life in the hands of birds)

Written by Sebastian Moreno You would think having a gun flashed at you while doing field work would get you to pack it up, go home, lock yourself in your room, and reconsider your career choices. I won’t pretend to be brave and I will 100% admit, I did finish field work that day, go […]

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Ian (A tale of a green thread)

Written by Ian Hawkins When I visit my home town of Anglesea, I see green thread everywhere. There’s some wrapped around the bridge, there is some wrapped along the side of a path, at a reveg project we did in primary school, and even up the branches of Angahook – the red Ironbark. I was […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A survival guide to being a Lonely Conservationist

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Being a Lonely Conservationist is hard and often feels endless. I have wondered so many times if I will ever get to where I want to go, meet who I want to meet and have the experiences I have dreamed of. Recently, I realised that I have got myself to a […]

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Elliot (The road less travelled)

Written by Elliot Connor “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost Rejections are hard to stomach. I got two just trying to write this article. Because when you’re 16 years old, it’s tough trying to break into the […]

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Em (The Long Road)

Written by Em Hull Before I begin my story, I want to lay out a scenario for you. There’s a little girl, maybe four or five years old. Her parents are alcoholics and her mum is bipolar. She never knows what she’s coming home to, but she always knows her dog will be there. Fast […]

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Sarah (The “Everything Else” Person)

Written by Sarah Bell When I was a child and first learned the word “zoologist,” I clung to that word, that title, that dream, like the burrs that now cling to my hiking boots. Animals, any animals, all the animals. It was all my little mind could think about. From a young age, I was […]

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Racheal (For the elephants)

Written by Rachael Lowe Content/ trigger warning: suicide, rape, self-harm, depression, anxiety  You know when you’re a kid and you get asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answer is usually something you’ve seen in books or on TV – a doctor, an astronaut, a lawyer. When you “grow up,” […]

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Oliver (How nature saved my life)

Written by Oliver Leach My story starts off very slow, but I wouldn’t change a thing because it made me into the person I am today. “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore I’m one of three boys on my father’s side […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Defined by our duty

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Being a conservationist can sometimes feel like a curse that forces you to explain too many of your life’s details to complete strangers. This is all because of the absence of a simple job title to satisfy their question: “So what do you do?” “So, what do you do” actually means […]

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Lynette (Jungle Lass: wildlife biologist turned media pro)

Written by Lynette Plenderleith I have heard that if you have a Plan B, you are not fully committed to Plan A and you might as well wave it goodbye. Maybe that’s right. I had both a Plan A and Plan B and I worked exclusively through Plan B for well over ten years. Maybe […]

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Katherine (So, being a Costa Rican biologist must be so cool, right?)

Written by Katherine González My story is not an epic story; on the contrary, I am just another girl who grew up in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world – Costa Rica. You can imagine how much wildlife and nature surrounds you when you grow up here; you hear about Costa Rican […]

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Jarred (Dark sky advocate and conspiracy debunker)

Story written by Jarred Donkersley I grew up in Arizona in the 90s as a skateboarder and punk rocker, marking me somewhat of a political radical. I studied the colonial history of America, critical theory, and post-modernism in college, while the events of 9/11/2001 had me spinning deep into conspiracy theories and cynicism. From 2010-2013, […]

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Krista (A little confidence goes a long way)

Written by Krista  It’s mid-January in 2018. Snow blankets every surface and the Rideau Canal has opened for its 119th season. Wind howls as it rushes around the building, rattling the windows. I’m sitting at my desk nursing an umpteenth cup of tea while preparing a monthly report summarising recent progress of my experiment. At […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Body and mind

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Ten months ago or so, I moved to a new city. A colder city where I had to wear an actual coat outside and ten layers of blankets inside. I thought I loved winter but this type of cold affected me in ways I didn’t imagine it would. The wind-chill left […]

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Nene (Never Lose Hope)

Story written by Nene Haggar Indonesia isn’t all beauty. It isn’t the poetry of wildlife you hear echo throughout the forests; but rather the sound of chainsaws annihilating them. It isn’t the smell of fresh air in the morning that surrounds your existence; it’s a smoky cloud hovering above you as flames dance landscapes to […]

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Natasha (the Forever Field Assistant)

Story written by Natasha Bartolotta With my shirt sticking to my back and muddy water spilling into my boots, I trudged through the swamp forest of Sumatra deciding, once again, to extend my time at an orangutan research field station. I had been there for 15 hot, humid months and had already extended my stay […]

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Patrick (Overqualified and under-prepared)

Story written by Patrick Tomkins This isn’t a conservation success story. It might be one day, but it definitely isn’t yet. Like most people here, I’ve always wanted to work in conservation. I’ve never once considered doing anything else. When I finished school, I followed a fairly predictable pathway – BA, BSc (hons), then a […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Black and white and red all over

Written by Jessie Panazzolo What is black and white and red all over? An embarrassed conservationist who couldn’t see the shades of grey. I feel like it is time to divulge a little into my own childhood for this particular story and maybe its time to share with you all how I have grown up […]

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Ren (Queer and Here)

Story Written by Ren Weinstock When I think about where I am right now, in this moment, sitting in a cafe (the only working cafe within half an hour of my new temporary home), writing this blog that’s supposed to summarise who I am and how I got here and where I’m going – all […]

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Sarah (Finding a purpose beneath the waves)

Story written by Sarah Munro-Kennedy I remember the day that I realised my purpose in life was to protect sea life. It was a few days after an event that occurred on December 26, 2004. I was 16 and on my first international scuba diving trip with my parents in Thailand. We had just gotten […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Being Lonely in Conservation

Written by Jessie Panazzolo I don’t know this for certain, but I am pretty sure that when people in most other walks of life choose their professions, they do not feel the impending doom of choosing their job over proper social interactions and opportunities for relationship building. I know that growing up I never considered […]

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Nathan (Escaping Culture)

Story Written by Nathan Leanne  Pinpointing an exact time or reason I’m drawn to conservation is quite impossible; I honestly believe that it really is just an extension of who I am. I was born and raised in rural northern Victoria, the youngest of three boys. from a low-income family living in public housing that […]

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Aaron “Fen” (Wildflowers)

Story written by Aaron “Fen” Calidris I lost it all two years ago. I was pursuing my degree in environmental biology at my local university. I was about ¾ of the way through and the end was in sight. I squelched through wetlands and muddy wet pine savannas to discover plants and animals I had […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Impostors of Conservation

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Speaking to individuals of the Lonely Conservationist community I am amazed at their knowledge, field skills and general attitude towards conservation. After speaking with them for a while I realise how fortunate I am to be learning so much and having a conversation I know a lot of others would benefit […]

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Carolina (Just keep swimming)

Story written by Carolina Gamez Brunswick My history in biology began when I was little. I think all biologists have that curiosity from childhood and that great love of nature. The moment I realised that I had to study to become a biologist was when I saw a Discovery Channel moment, in which they did […]

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Morgane (This story is not a fairytale)

Story by Morgane Ristic Here is a brief story showing how much getting out of your comfort zone can change your life for the best.  “Take the risk or lose the chance.” My name is Morgane, I am 21 and I started what would be a career of conservation without truly being aware of it. […]

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Nia (Education or Activism)

Story by Nia Jones I’m not quite sure where my passion for the environment started. I have early memories of dragging my parents to a local recycling centre with homemade bins (home recycling wasn’t a thing then) and winning a green ‘Blue Peter’ badge for my letter to the programme about recycling dehumidified water to […]

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Gina (Know your worth)

Story written by Gina Zanarini I was seven years old. It was career day at school. I walked into class clad head to toe in explorer-like khaki, with a rubber snake draped around my neck and toy lizards glued to the rest of me. I had to explain to my small town teacher not only […]

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Amanda (Wolves lead the way)

Story written by Amanda Gabryszak Early Adventures Sometimes it’s hard for me to identify just where my journey started. Was it when I was a Lion King obsessed toddler? Or the strange wolf dreams I had as a teenager? Did it start with my going vegetarian, or adopting dogs? My best answer is that my […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Education and Conservation

Written by Jessie Panazzolo A common focus around the discussions I have been having since creating this community has been education. Some people don’t believe they have had enough formal training to identify as a conservationist, some people are trying to figure out which tertiary education path to take to maximise their potential in the […]

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Louise (The inescapable disaster that was my trip to Indonesia)

Story written by Louise Cordery I left university having completed a zoology degree, full of hopes and dreams of becoming a successful force in the world of conservation. Primates were (are) my great love, lemurs in particular having studied their behaviour for my undergrad thesis. So imagine my absolute elation at being offered a Research […]

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Gabrielle (Better late than never)

Story written by Gabrielle Bradley  My story is one of the joys, and regrets, of coming to Conservation and Land Management at an (cough…) older age. As a child living in suburban Melbourne, my family would often head out into the bush because my Dad loved getting out there, and I still remember him packing […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How Lonely Conservationists changed my life

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Looking at the Instagram page I created a mere eighteen days ago, I never expected to see the 300 Lonely Conservationists who had joined me in my plight to make conservation a little less lonely. I also never expected to get a message on every single one of those eighteen days […]

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Moira (Macaques and Masters)

 Story by Moira  Wilputte For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about animals and the environment. I grew up in a city but had the chance to have grandparents who taught me to love and respect nature. As a teenager, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do but it […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A little goes a long way

Written by Jessie Panazzolo Imagine a world where you are me and you are sitting on my family couch with my mother and she starts talking to you about McDonald’s straws. Are you immersed? Good. Because this was the first of two very similar situations I was in where I was about to say the […]

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Nayla (Conservation: Dreams, Values and Stigmas)

Story by Nayla Azmi How my story began… Am I a conservationist? I don’t think I am. What I consider about myself is that I love my forest to pieces and want to contribute to it. The first time I bumped into conservation was when I studied English Literature as a student at the Univeristy […]

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Jade (Love and science)

Story By Jade Arneson I grew up fortunate enough to have woods, a creek, and 40 acres of farm land as my back yard. I spent considerable time outside as a kid. I clearly remember walking through the field and standing atop the hay bales, wandering down to the creek to have a picnic lunch, […]

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Racheal (Zoology Mama)

Story by Racheal Bennett In my imaginary world, I’d write some detailed story behind it all, but realistically I’ll only have 5 minutes to jot something down before having to entertain a 4 year old, get back to work, school or my main focus in Abronia conservation. Since before I could remember, it was all […]

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Jessie (Valuing myself)

Story by Jessie Panazzolo It’s a Saturday night and I am sitting around a dinner table having beers and laughing with friends, when all of a sudden I am the victim of an intense interrogation scene. I hear my partner share his frustrations about the way I had been volunteering for an organisation for six […]

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