About Kevin Albin

I was a police officer in the UK for 25 years. I then retrained as an International Mountain Leader and have guided all over the world. In 2011, I won the Bronze in the Wanderlust Magazine World Guide Awards.

I stumbled into conservation work, firstly in Borneo, and this opened my eyes to our need to change the way we do things. During the covid confinements when I could no longer work as a guide, I took to writing, and published a novel, Stonechild, where the famous London statues come to life with their important message on conservation. Do you think we would listen to them? 

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Recent Comments

Oct 14, 2022

Excellent post. I'd like to make mention of a good friend, Shavez Cheema, who is the founder of One Stop Borneo https://www.1stopborneo.org/ who runs some very successful programs of working with owners of oil palm plantations and how they can accept the presence of elephants on their land. Might be of interest. All the best.

Oct 10, 2022
Replying to Kevin Albin

I'm looking forward to this. I'm a beginner to painting but a real believer that all forms of art can play an important part in helping people see a better future.

Thanks, Lara, although not sure my art work is up to much at this stage. My novel, Stonechild, however, pleases me and its climate message, but trying to get it into mainstream is a whole other subject.

Oct 06, 2022

I'm looking forward to this. I'm a beginner to painting but a real believer that all forms of art can play an important part in helping people see a better future.

Aug 23, 2022
Replying to Sofiya Shukhova

Hi @Lize Gibson-Hall Thank you for tagging me. It looks like a really nice idea! Unfortunately, similarly to @Lara Reden, I`m not able to run it right now, but excited to see its future development. 

I’ve completed the form and add some art. 

May 07, 2022
Replying to Lara Reden

Thanks for sharing, Kevin. I think the additional "R's" (not just reduce, reuse, recycle) are valuable points, and the message is worth sharing more widely!

Thanks Lara. I'd like to mention Zero Waste Malaysia https://zerowastemalaysia.org and Jen Thilman https://jenthilman.com for all their excellent work in this field. 

Jan 20, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks, Kevin, for this lessons learned. I wonder if I could ask you to summarise in 2-3 bullet points, which strategies you have developed to stay positive and avoid becoming overwhelmed when working on the topic of climate change. I would be great if it could be general terms, so members who work on other topics could benefit as well. Thanks again! 

I've added it to the text, Thirza. 

Jan 16, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Thanks for sharing this valuable video clip, Alan! @Kevin Albin , interesting to hear about your work as a mental health first aider. Would you perhaps have any easy-to-understand resources that you could share with our community about developing useful coping mechanisms to help stay positive and avoid becoming overwhelmed when working in the conservation and environmental sectors? Thanks!

Hi Thirza,

I've added a piece in Well-being and Resilience on reasons to be positive. 

As a mental health first aider, I volunteer with JoinZeal, which is a great resource for folk who just need a chat with a non-judgemental listener. There are many organisations out here to help people with more serious mental health issues, whereas this App aims to help those just struggling with perhaps a bad day. The App also has analytics and informative articles and can be found here https://joinzeal.co.uk 

Dec 25, 2021

I know I am commenting on a video that I appear in, but it's very pleasing to see our message getting out there - thank you Wildhub.


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