In Conservation With…

Past Meetings

In Conservation With… is a series of Zoom interviews with some of the leading figures in the natural history sector. Watch past conservation conservations with birders, ornithologists, biologists, conservationists, broadcasters, writers, opinion leaders and today’s big thinkers.

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Dr Amy-Jane Beer

Going with the flow of our rivers

Hannah Bourne-Taylor

Naked for Conservation

Ajay Tegala

Confessions of a Nature Ranger

Barend van Gemerden

Conserving Migratory Birds

Yifan Li

Birding in China

Dr Bob Planque

The story of Xeno-canto

Andrew Budziak

Urban Wildlife Photography

Bella Lack

Tomorrow's conservationists

Hans Pohlmann

Saving Europe's Vultures

Geoffroy Citegetse

BirdLife Senegal and the Great Green Wall

Dale Forbes

Birderwatching

Glenn Bartley

The World of Hummers!

Richard Prum

Bird SEX!

Peter Cairns

Scotland: The Big Picture

Gerard Gorman

Wrynecks and other woodpeckers

Rodney Stotts & Kate Pipkin

Raptors and healing

Rosemary Mosco

A Guide to Pigeon Watching

Lev Parikian

Britain in 72 seasons

Jon Dunn

Orchids

Diego Calderón

Birding with FARC in Colombia

Dr Alex Lees

Vagrancy in Birds

Ian Parsons

Vultures in Spain

Eric Eaton

A Waspy Subject

Tim Appleton

The Future of Birdfairs

Kwesia X

A City Girl in Nature

Vic Fairbrother & Ken Hutchinson

Ring Ouzels!

Jon Dunn

The Glitter in the Green – in search of Hummingbirds

Stephen Moss

The Swan

Dr Amy-Jane Beer

A Tree A Day

Ben Hoare

Wild cities

Sarah Fowler

Love Sharks!

Chris Leahy

Birdpedia!

David Lindo

Birding in Cáceres Province, Extremadura, Spain

Paul Brock

Britain's Insects

Joe Shute

What do you know about the weather?

Paul McGuinness

Editing the world’s most famous wildlife magazine

Tessa Boase

Etta Lemon - a mother of the RSPB

Dave Gandy

Urban Birding in Bangkok

Charlie Corbett

12 Birds To Save Your Life

Tim Beatley

Making Cities Bird Friendly

James Lowen

Much Ado About Mothing

Les Stroud

Surviving in Nature

Johannes Jansen

Batumi Raptor Count

Sam Lee

Nightingales

Katharine Norbury

Women On Nature

Sarah Gibson

Swifts & Us

Scott Weidensaul

The Wonders of Bird Migration

Kate Bradbury

Creating a garden Pond

David Tipling

An audience with one of the UK’s top bird photographers

Mary Colwell

Sparking Future Conservationists with a GCSE in Natural History

Mandi Baykaa-Murray

The Feather Lady

Mary Colwell

Saving the Curlews

Margaret Atwood

Thoughts about the Natural World

Ben Fogle

A Man of the World

Celina Chien

Decolonising Conservation

Joe Harkness

Does Bird Therapy work?

Silas Olofson

Birding the Faroe Islands

Alice Tribe

Saving Malta's Birds

Kirsty Franklin

Virtual Bird Counting

Ruth Weaver

Pandemic borne artistry

Graham Appleton

Waders: A Cause for Concern

Lucy Jones

Nature & Mental Health

Dr Amy-Jane Beer

Women in Nature

ATM

The Writing Is On The Wall

Elle Kaye

The A-Z of modern bird taxidermy

Lucy Lapwing

The UK's weird & wonderful wildlife

Amy Hall

he Cameron Bespolka Trust

Indy Kiemal Greene

Fighting Raptor Persecution

Benedict Macdonald

Rewilding and the Urban Ecological Tidiness Disorder

Wendy Clark

The Birding World's Wonder Woman

Corina Newsome

A woman of colour in nature

Dave Goulson

Tails of Bumblebees

Alison Steadman

Speaking with a National Treasure!

Melissa Groo

Conservation storytelling with a master wildlife biographer

Emma Mitchell

Maintaining Mental Health through Nature

Joel Ashton

Urban Wildlife Gardening

Heather Wolf

Birding Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Paschalis Dougalis

Studies in nature

Amir Balaban

Art & Urban Nature in Israel

Keith Betton

Public speaking in the conservation sector

Terry Townshend

Birding in Beijing

Scott Weidensaul & Barbara Vickery

The Birds of Maine, USA

RICK SIMPSON (Wader Quest)

Saving the world's Waders

Melissa Harrison

Conversations with a Nature Novelist

Lawrence Bee

Britain's Spiders

MATT & PATRICK

Finch research

OLLIE OLANIPEKIN & NADEEM PERERA

Flock Together!

KATE MCCGWIRE

The Art of Feathers

PER ALSTRÖM

The taxonomy of birds

POLLY MORGAN

Creating art from taxidermy

JEN BRUMFIELD

Birding & rarity hunting in the US

DOMINIC COUZENS

Garden Birds

ERICA MCALISTER

Why we should love flies!

DOUG TALLAMY

A grassroots approach to conservation

LEV PARIKIAN

How do we respond to nature?

DARLENE CAVALIER

Being a Citizen Scientist

NICK BAKER

It's a bug's life!

CHRIS WATSON

Tips on recording wildlife

GILLIAN BURKE

A Woman in Natural History

CHRIS WOOD

How eBird works

SACHA DENCH

The Flight of the Ospreys

KATE JONES

Covid-19 Bats

KATHRYN AALTO

Women in Nature

SILAS OLOFSON

The Birds of Mongolia

CAROLINE LUCAS MP

Diversity & our relationship with nature

EDWARD MAYER

Saving our Swifts

MATT MERRITT

Editing a birding magazine

JACK PERKS

Britain's Fish

ROBERT MACFARLANE

Inside the mind of a prolific writer

LIZZIE BRUCE

Running a nature reserve

MARK CARWARDINE

The wonderful world of cetaceans

TIM APPLETON

The Godfather of all bird fair

STEPHEN MOSS

The basics of nature writing

MIRIAM DARLINGTON

Inside the mind of a nature writer

HARRIET MEAD

Meet the creator of welded sculptures of wildlife

MATT YOUNG

Talks about Crossbills

PER ALSTRÖM

Are there more hidden species out there?

JULIO DELGADO

Birding in Colombia

BALÁZS SZIGETI

The birding and wildlife of Mongolia

LUKE PATERSON

Birding in the Northern Territory, Australia

MARTIN KELSEY OBE

Birding in Extremadura

SACHA BARBATO

Travel post coronavirus

JONATHAN MEYRAV

Champions of the Flyway and birding in Israel

TONY JUNIPER CBE

Tony talks about the work of Natural England

KABIR KAUL

An influential 14 year old's view of the Wild Side of London

SZABOLCS KÓKAY

'Sabi' paints an Ortolan Bunting live

KATE BRADBURY

Wildlife Garden Advice

STUART WINTER

Tales of a Twitching Journalist

JOEL ASHTON

Planning your garden: Ponds

PAUL HACKETT

The basics of phonescoping

NIKI & SIMON

The raptor migrations and eco-tourism

MILAN RUŽIĆ

Learn about Serbia's phenomenal Long-eared Owl roosts

SHARON STITLER

Sharon talks about her birding life

DREW LANHAM

Colouring the conservation conversation

RUTH & ALAN

One of the most travelled birder partnerships in the world

KENN KAUFMAN

Birder, writer, artist and living legend speaks about his work

CHRIS WATSON

The compositions of bird songs

DARREN WOODHEAD

Style of watercolour art

DAWN BALMER

Bird surveys and how to do them

IOLO WILLIAMS

British and Welsh wildlife presenter

Testimonials!!

David — what a huge pleasure to be in conversation/conservation with you last night! And my Mum turned up. And my dad later, too, apparently. And another Macfarlane I’d never heard of. So many people saying nice stuff about the conversation, and all of that brought out by your generous, warm, informal style & friendliness.

Loved it. Thank you, my friend. Next time in person, please. With bins and birds!

Robert MacfarlaneNottinghamshire 19 June 2020

I highly recommend attending the ‘In Conservation With’ webinars hosted by David Lindo!

Kareemah ChopraTwitter, 20 June 2020

Kabir Kaul is a bright, amusing and articulate 14 year old who has his fingers in many pies and it was great to hear him enthusiastically share his knowledge about birds and the natural world.

Fran BeeLincolnshire, England

Hi David, absolutely loving the webinar series, super idea at this time especially, what a thrill to be able to learn from such talented people on such an intimate forum. And able to ask any questions too! Nevermind the more than generous token payment or even free!!

Thanks so much !!

Fianna and MacDublin, May 2020

I loved the Darren Woodhead ’in conversation with…’ session; thanks for putting it on. In particular, it was a real treat to watch Darren paint, and I’d love to see more of that. The early notebooks were fun too, as was the ‘how I got here…’ stuff – but it was the watercolour moving on the page that fascinated me.

I paint watercolours myself, and have recently spent a lot of time sitting by a hedge, trying to paint the birds there – which makes me acutely aware of Darren’s observational skills, and controlled yet fluid mark making. Gorgeous to watch.

More, please!

Clare DiproseBath, England