Conservation

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Isadora Sinha on her Project Seagrass Experience

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Sustainable Places

Isadora Sinha To give you a bit of an introduction, I am a Cardiff University Genetics (BSc) student going into my final year of my degree and have joined Project Seagrass for a Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer research placement, at their offices in the Sustainable Places Research Institute. I stumbled upon Project
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100% Certified: How private food standards impact stakeholders, democracy, and Costa Rican forests

Posted on 12 October 2018 by Sustainable Places

Julianna Horiuchi Research Assistant, spring 2018 I’m Julianna Horiuchi, an undergraduate student from the U.S. studying Environmental Science and Food Systems at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. I joined the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE) as a research assistant for the spring 2018 term, moving to Cardiff for five months to dive headfirst into sustainability
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Tourism development in three Mexican towns

Posted on 24 August 2018 by Sustainable Places

Annie Tucker, Research Assistant During a five-month placement as a research assistant of PLACE’s Dr. Angelina Sanderson Bellamy, Annie Tucker investigated tourism development in three different Mexican towns with interview and spatial data. The first of two projects briefly examined the settlement history and tourism rise of two Quintana Roo towns (Tulum and Punta Allen), and
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Sharing Stories, Sharing collections: Valuing Biodiversity in Wales

Posted on 27 July 2018 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol, Cardiff University A collaboration between the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE), Cardiff University (CU) and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum of Wales (AC-NMW), this placement addresses the Valuing Nature Programme second research goal: improving understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in human health and well-being. The placement investigates how the Economic Botany
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Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Sustainable Places

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth: Research Fellow, Cardiff University Lina Mtwana Nordlund: Researcher in coastal environmental sciences, Stockholm University Richard K.F. Unsworth: Lecturer, Swansea University This blog first appeared on The Conversation. Seafood consumption is both a love and a necessity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. And its supply is a key part of maintaining food
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Sharing Stories, Sharing Collections

Posted on 9 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol In November 2017, I started a placement with the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales (AC-NMW). The four-month placement is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council Valuing Nature Programme. It aims to investigate ways in which the AC-NMW’s Economic Botany Collection can improve societal understanding and valuing of biodiversity and contribute to the AC-NMW
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Hierarchies of knowledge: Ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and cosmology of the Venda in South Africa

Posted on 7 July 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate at the Sustainable Places Research Institute I recently attended the Resilience for Development: Assessment Methods and Transformation Practices Colleqium in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I presented on the Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for Stewardship and Resilience Panel. I will discuss some of the findings and issues from the research
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Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate, Sustainable Places Research Institute The land of the Venda in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a beautiful landscape full of history, forests, deep-valleys, waterfalls and lakes shrouded in myth and legend.  The Venda resides in the eastern fringes of the Soutpansberg Mountain Range which has been recognised as
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