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 […]
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 […]
Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics
By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography) How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]
Shifting lives in the mangroves: Is concrete the way forward in rebuilding the Sunderbans?
by Megnaa Mehtta and Debjani Bhattacharyya Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfall in the Sunderbans, home to five million people, on May 20. […]
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 […]