This morning, I opened Twitter to find the hashtag #WorldGothDay was trending. Given that I used to be a goth as a kid (and still am on occasional weekends!) I thought what better day to merge my love of all things black with my passion for animals and #scicomm?! So I spent the day tweeting about #GothicAnimals!

It was so popular that the Telegraph picked it up and did an article on it!

May 22nd is World Goth Day - described, on the official World Goth Day website, as "a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world." To mark the occasion, Twitter user Niki Rust, who works for the WWF as a Wildlife Technical Adviser, has been sharing pictures of her favourite gothic animals: View image on Twitter Niki Rust@NikiRust Today is  As a childhood goth & nature lover, I'm going to post my favourite gothic animals! First up, the Ayam Cemani chicken

The Critically Endangered Animals Future Generations May Never See

On Endangered Species Day (19 May) I was interviewed by the Telegraph to talk about what is threatening some of the rarest mammals in the world. (You can read the full article here) This was then repurposed in Unilad:

Human greed, selfishness, and denial of responsibility are really fucking up this beautiful Earth. As we continue to focus only on humans, we have entered a sixth mass extinction where 41 percent of amphibians, 25 per cent of mammals, and 13 per cent of birds could be lost forever if urgent action is not taken. Over 23,000 species are on the IUCN Red List, and most of the population threat comes from human actions, whether that be through global warming, hunting, deforestation, over-fishing, or pollution.

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