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Cultivating Education for Sustainability

Dan Baron Cohen will speak about his time as a community arts educator in MarabáCity, Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. He is an eco-cultural activist who has dedicated his past 21 years to developing a 'transformance pedagogy' (sustainable transformation through performance).

Tuesday, 11 June 2019,  4 - 5 pm, DAB

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Role of non-protected tiger habitat in securing future of India's wild tigers

We look forward to welcoming Raghu Chundawat, a renowned conservation biologist whose main studies have been on snow leopards and tigers. His pioneering ten-year research on the Panna tigers was immortalized in the BBC documentary, Tigers of the Emerald Forest.

The Wake of the Whale: Human and Environmental Implications of Whaling in the Caribbean and North Atlantic 

Friday 15 March




Author Professor Russell Fielding discussed artisanal whaling in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the Faroe Islands, and issues related to conservation, cultural traditions, and globalized networks of food, information, and pollution.

Was a very popular event with Russell giving a honest and frank insight into whaling in these regions which generated a rich and interactive Q & A.

Bio: Russell Fielding is an environmental geographer and an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, USA. He has studied artisanal whaling traditions throughout the Atlantic since 2005, with field sites in the Faroe Islands, Newfoundland, and St. Vincent.  

Desert Island Memory Sticks with Professor Julia Jones

November 2018

julia jones.jpgUCCRI hosted a leadership talk with Professor Julia Jones (University of Bangor) on the 13th November. Professor Jones shared key moments and memories from her conservation career with early career researchers from across the University, and was interviewed by Zoology PhD student Charlotte Payne. 



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