Taking Nature Into Account – Reflections on a ‘Super Seminar’
by Alejandra Zaga-Mendez and Rose Pritchard In December 2019, SIID and the University of Sheffield Department of Geography held an interdisciplinary ‘Super Seminar’ on the use of market-based mechanisms in conservation. Involving visiting speakers from the Universities of Antwerp and Québec and over 30 Sheffield staff and students, the resulting discussion raised important questions on […]
It’s time to break out your ‘Save the Rainforest’ T-Shirt – and reflect on your consumption and voting habits while you’re at it
Escalating environmental and social destruction in Brazil needs to be stopped urgently to protect vital biomes and their inhabitants in order to halt further deforestation, extinction and global warming. Why should we care and what can we do?
Elephants and Sesame
Blog post by SIID Director Dan Brockington, telling the story of how a malfunctioning Wildlife Management Area causes a dilemma for development in Mbomaminijika, Tanzania. Originally posted Nov 13 2018 by NEPSUS. There is an old adage among Marxists that the one thing worse than being exploited by capital is not being exploited by it […]
Volgograd: how a dam on the mighty Volga almost killed off the caviar fish
How the Volgograd Dam, and the demand for black caviar, is pushing the great Sturgeon fish to extinction
Kenya’s death penalty plan for poachers has stirred a hornet’s nest
Should the death penalty be considered as part of legitimate “action” for biodiversity?
If we ever have a ‘Green Economy’ would we know that we live in one?
What makes a green economy?