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Pathways to Net Zero Emissions

12 June 2020

Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) - Pathways to Net Zero Emissions This conference will be held remotely and consist of recorded presentations and live discussions. The live discussions will take place on 16 and 17 September, and recorded presentations will be accessible from Tuesday 1 September...

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Plastic: The New Fantastic?

5 June 2020

Happy World Environment Day! To celebrate, The University of Cambridge has released a short video on research aimed at reducing plastic waste and promoting the circular economy. Watch the video here .

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Forest Landscape Restoration

5 June 2020

There is currently free access to a book on Forest Landscape Restoration, to which Rachel Carmenta & Professor Bhaskar Vira have contributed a chapter; linked below. Please feel free to access and download. Attached is a recent review of the book, which should give you some sense of the subject matter and contents...

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Coronavirus and Conservation – An Interdisciplinary Conversation

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Charlotte Milbank , Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate. Geography and Epidemiology. Lucy Goodman , Geography and Land Economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked strong debates within the global conservation community. In particular, the COVID-19 has created...

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Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming

15 May 2020

Treetops Protect Forest Life from Global Warming The forest canopy mitigates peak summer temperatures for the understorey. When that shade disappears, the organisms living there suffer. The cooling leaf canopy protects forest organisms from extreme temperatures and has a significant influence on their adaptation to global...

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Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World

28 April 2020

Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World Cambridge Schools Eco-Council is organising a mini-series of free 60 minute Online Eco-Seminars to raise awareness of key sustainability challenges and solutions, while schools have been forced online in many countries. Children, students, families and members of...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained

28 April 2020

Here are some more ideas for things to do at home with the children while schools are closed. One of FFI’s major partners, Ol Pejeta Conservancy has launched a competition – The Art of Survival- calling on the world’s children to take part and raise money for wildlife and the environment. Through artwork or writing, they...

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Active Coping Calendar

27 April 2020

Active Coping Calendar - April This Active Coping Calendar has daily actions for April 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together. Please find an Active Coping Calendar which was recently posted on the University's Wellbeing Advocates Network. One action for each day of April...

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Mammal Mapper

27 April 2020

Mammal Mapper The Mammal Society have an app you can use to record, identify and track mammals. Most UK mammals are poorly recorded so all data is important, even if it's just the mice in your garden! Most wild mammals, including rabbits and iconic species like hedgehogs and mountain hares, are very poorly monitored. This...

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Swift Bird Conservation Project

27 April 2020

Swift Bird Conservation Project Swifts take incredible migration journeys each year, but sadly they’re in trouble, with breeding numbers plummeting. Why are their breeding numbers plummeting? We believe loss of nest sites is at least partly responsible. These migrant birds return from their wintering grounds in Africa to...

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