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Postby Emmacaton » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi everyone! I'm Emma!

I am a conservation biologist who loves to travel while writing about/filming my experiences. I am currently working for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation rewilding the Seychelles Aldabra giant tortoise as a means of restoring ecosystem services that were lost after the disappearance of the native Mascarenes giant tortoises. I am therefore very excited to talk on my blog and YouTube channel about my local patch, the uninhabited Round Island, Mauritius which is off limits to the public and requires a strict quarantine procedure to get onto the island.

My love for sharing stories from the natural world led me to create my own multimedia website in 2015 with the aim of getting a new generation interested in wildlife in this new age of digital media. So be sure to follow my YouTube channel and blog to join me on my adventures!


https://thewildlifechannel.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Ry14Y1FAnTlWmPLLrv2hQ
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Emmacaton » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:42 pm

I was lucky enough to have my website highly commended in the BBC Wildlife Magazine blogger awards 2016. My feature in the magazine was from a blog I wrote during my trip to the Galapagos Islands which I was fortunate enough to visit on a research expedition earlier this year.

I collected a lot of video footage of wildlife while on this trip which I have made into a short film and included in another blog post.

https://thewildlifechannel.co.uk/2017/06/02/filming-wildlife-in-the-galapagos-islands/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJjOypB1MSU



I hope you enjoy reading/watching!

Emma
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Emmacaton » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:09 am

In my first Mauritius video I give a quick tour of my local patch, Round Island. I talk about the internationally famous reptile and plant communities on the island and a taster of what is to come in future videos/blog posts!

https://thewildlifechannel.co.uk/2018/03/01/video-a-tour-of-round-island-mauritius/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtVuezWLHcM&t=1s
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Emmacaton » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:46 pm

A mischievous skink | Telfair's skink Fact File

In my next blog post/video I talk about one of my favourite Round Island reptiles, the Telfair' skink!

These fun little skinks are a constant sight around the field station getting up to all sorts of crazy antics.

Once widespread across mainland Mauritius and most of its offshore islands, this endemic skink was found solely on Round Island when conservationists decided to actively try and save the species in the 1970s. Thanks to intensive management practises, their numbers have now increased by 890% over the past 40 years.

Read the rest of my blog post/watch my video at the links below:

https://thewildlifechannel.co.uk/2018/03/10/a-mischievous-skink-telfairs-skink-fact-file/
https://youtu.be/_WO286EqdMk
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Jenibel » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi,

I've just recently discovered you blog and am enjoying exploring the content. I hope this is ok but I was just wondering if I could ask a quick question, as i'm slowly starting to piece together my own blog but there are a few things i'm uncertain of.
It's just with regards to the reviews you do; do you have to contact the authors of the books your reviewing or is it just a case of going with it? I know this may sound like an incredibly basic question but I just want to make sure I'm getting it right.

Look forward to getting stuck into more of your blogs.

Jeni
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Emmacaton » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi Jeni!

A publishing company found my blog and sent me a message asking if they could send me some books and of course I said yes! I can't say for sure but it might be worth contacting some publishing companies to tell them about your blog and asking if they can send you some press releases about upcoming publications.

I am glad you like my blog! Best of luck with yours!

Emma
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Emmacaton » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:17 pm

The giant tortoises of Mauritius

Here I give a bit of history on the now extinct Mauritian giant tortoises and talk about the work I am doing here with the introduced Seychelles Aldabra giant tortoise.

Read the rest of my blog post/watch my video at the links below:

https://thewildlifechannel.co.uk/2018/03/17/the-giant-tortoises-of-mauritius/
https://youtu.be/l8heddpasEw
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Re: The Wildlife Channel

Postby Jenibel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Hi Emma,

Thanks so much for your reply. That's really helpful and gives me a better idea of how to go about things.
Now to get the confidence to actually get the blog going.........lol

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