10.06.21

Recognising People

By Dan Brockington One of the most contentious aspects of the ‘Half-Earth’ proposals and related ’30 by 30’ campaign is the role of people in proposed conservation plans. Critics, including myself, are concerned by the lack of consideration of people in these plans. Survival International describe them as ‘the biggest land grab in history’. Advocates […]

12.11.20

Convivial Conservation at #POLLEN20: Reflections from a fascinating double session

OCTOBER 27, 2020 CONVIVIAL CONSERVATION AT #POLLEN20: REFLECTIONS FROM A FASCINATING DOUBLE SESSION By Judith Krauss, University of Sheffield (UK) At the wonderful, all-virtual, low-carbon and inclusive POLLEN20 conference (22-25 September 2020), the CONVIVA team had the privilege of convening (Laila Thomaz Sandroni, Judith Krauss, Kate Massarella) and contributing (cf. below) to a popular double session on convivial […]

28.04.20

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 […]

05.06.19

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?

24.01.19

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 […]

19.06.18

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