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Hold Strong Opinions, Loosely

Hold Strong Opinions, Loosely

In a world characterised by an accelerating pace of change and increasing complexity, striking a balance between holding strong opinions and remaining open to challenge can be a difficult task. My approach to this is best captured in a concept…

Summer 2023

Education in Conservation

Education in Conservation

My summer journey of discovery, touring our wonderful portfolio of Estates has helped me gain a better understanding of a wider range of different perspectives and opinions. I recognise that I’m privileged to spend a huge amount of time in…

Summer 2023

The Politics of the Environment

The Politics of the Environment

The environment is clearly set to be some kind of weird battle line drawn between the conservatives and the others leading into the next general election. We have the Tories sinisterly arguing that anyone who is against new licenses for…

Summer 2023

Patient Urgency: An Update from Invergeldie in Perthshire

Patient Urgency: An Update from Invergeldie in Perthshire

We are a little over six months into our ownership at the incredible Invergeldie Estate in Perthshire, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Every time I’m fortunate enough to return, I’m struck by how so little, yet so much has…

Summer 2023

The Elasticity of “Local”

The Elasticity of “Local”

One of the most challenging questions we’ve faced since beginning the Oxygen Conservation journey is what exactly does local mean?  It is widely accepted that it is incredibly important to respect local cultures and traditions, to engage locally, and to help create opportunities for local people. Each…

Summer 2023

Will We Be the Generation that Saved or Killed the World?

Will We Be the Generation that Saved or Killed the World?

A Glimpse into an Apocalyptic Future That I Hope We Don’t See In the not-so-distant future, the year 2030 looms ominously as a harbinger of humanity’s failure to adequately address the perils of the climate crisis and the mass extinction…

Summer 2023

Unsung Heroes: Recognising the Domestiques of Business

Unsung Heroes: Recognising the Domestiques of Business

Since the time of Team Sky and Dave Brailsford’s doctrine of marginal gains, I’ve loved the Tour de France. As with so many sports, the more you recognise and appreciate the nuance the more the sacrifices, the stories, and the…

Summer 2023

Compassion in Conservation

Compassion in Conservation

Sometimes the hardest part about conservation work is people. They are often the ones who provide all the hoops that we must jump through to protect nature. It can therefore be tempting to isolate pristine environments from them and keep…

Summer 2023