As we approach Remembrance Day, we enter a period of national reflection as we pay our respects to the many brave women and men who have fallen, sacrificing themselves in the hope of a better future.
At 17 I had a burning passion for the natural world. However, like many others of my age and inclination and despite attending multiple career days, I had no idea that there were opportunities to work within the wildlife sector.
It’s been more than a month since I was shocked by what I witnessed being broadcast from the BBC, arms flailing in the air, people stampeding down the aisles, children being trampled and fights erupting.
Whilst many of us will remember 2016 as the start of the post truth era, brought about in large part by what scientists have described as a new type of fact resistant human, 2016 has been a great year for conservation.