Category Archives: Natural history

Rekindling natural curiosities

Between my road trip from London to Spain, and me being here in Chile to start the Greater Patagonian Trail, I was with my parents in Italy. They were there for a church pilgrimage tour and conveniently enough I could travel … Continue reading

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What is a forest?

It’s such a simple question, everyone knows what a forest is. Or do they? I thought I knew, until I started my masters project. It is on deforestation hotspots, using a global satellite-derived dataset available from Google Earth. Unsurprisingly, I came across … Continue reading

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Celebrating forests

It’s the #InternationalDayofForests today, 21 March! Given that my research project is on deforestation, I thought I should perhaps commemorate this day with a quick and somewhat random post. The word forest holds different meanings, brings to mind different things. … Continue reading

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Keeping hopes high -valuing Singapore’s nature reserves over more infrastructure

It’s been 4 years since I left home to further my studies in the UK, and if I’m honest, I can feel the emotional connection to the place I call home getting weaker every year. In spite of advances in … Continue reading

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Looking for the past in the future?

After spending many years of saying I want to work in conservation and that I care about nature and wildlife, and the past year in Part II Zoology here, I think I finally got it clear in my head what … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2015! Google Doodle, footprint calculator and CCF Oliver Rackham memorial walk at Hayley Wood

Happy Earth Day! I guess it’s a day when we celebrate this planet that we live on, all that it provides, and the diversity of life that can be found on it (and no where else in the universe, so … Continue reading

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Nature in Singapore

It’s the official opening of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore tomorrow (18 April 2015)! The first and only natural history museum in Singapore, I’m gutted I won’t be around/be able to visit till many months later, … Continue reading

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