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From the Mayans to the Moors - University of Cambridge Research News

Conservation: Thinking outside the Box for Biodiversity and People

From the plight of the Ethiopian Bush Crow, to representation of nature in Winnie the Pooh, to the extinction of ancient Latin American languages, the wide breadth of research connected with biodiversity conservation at the University of Cambridge is reflected in a series of films released today.

We really want people to think out of the box in terms of how their work might relate to conservation and to contact us and find out about opportunities to collaborate with other researchers within the University, and with the organisations associated with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Could your work make a difference to conservation? 

The Naked Scientists

Conservation: why care?

Dr Bhaskar Vira, The University of Cambridge


Would you care about conserving an animal if it threatened your job, your food supply or even your life? This week, we unpick the hidden conflicts and controversies inside conservation, including the tragic fight to save the mountain gorillas, how to tackle poaching smartly and the lions who live in harmony with people. Plus, news of how engineers solved a medical dilemma and a look back at one of the world's greatest mathematical geniuses. 

Feature on conservation including message from Sir David Attenborough is from 26.44:  Listen Now    Download as mp3

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