Welcome to The Wild Nature Blog

With the help of Julian Derry and large quantities of coffee WildNature.org was born yesterday. It is to be the watering hole where strange new beasts and familiar old friends can cool their heels whilst making free with thoughts on the natural world – what has amazed you, what connects us to it, and how can we look after it. Right now we’re waiting for the site to be generated at <wildnature.org> but the site (and this blog) can in the meantime be reached at: <mgmsolutions.com>. It will be developed over the course of several months.

This evening, I have just one gripe. Large amounts of development money are being diverted from mainline conservation to climate change. I am amazed at the number of jobs being created. Consultancy companies are advertising for specialists (and what is a climate change specialist, you might well ask). Lets not take our eyes off the ecosystems, habitats and species that are being squeezed by economic demands as well as the climate. We need them.

About Martyn Murray

Martyn is a writer, sailor and conservationist. His first book, The Storm Leopard, is a journey across Africa and into the heart of the environmental crisis. His second book, Origin of Species: Bite-Sized, contains the essence of Charles Darwin's greatest work - his theory of evolution by natural selection - in a text that is 15% the length of the original. His third book, Beyond the Hebrides, is the story of a sea voyage in an old leaking boat beginning in an Irish creek and ending on the remote islands of St Kilda in the west of Scotland. It is a tale of romance and adventure which arises from one man's exploration of practical ways to keep personal freedom alive in today’s demanding society. Visit Martyn's website at www.martynmurray.com. Martyn was born and brought up in Ayrshire, Scotland and now lives in North Berwick. He went to school in Perthshire, and studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Zimbabwe, Malaya and Cambridge for degrees in Zoology with field research into: shelduck along the Scottish coast; impala in the Zambezi Valley; wild figs and figwasps in the Malaysian forests; and wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. This work was underpinned by theoretical investigations into competition, conflict and social behaviour. Martyn is a consultant in biodiversity and natural resources management.
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2 Responses to Welcome to The Wild Nature Blog

  1. JFDerry says:

    Well done Mart. Welcome to the Blogosphere.

  2. Martyn says:

    This blog can now be accessed from wildnature.org thanks again to Julian Derry for technical support.

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