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Conservation, Environment, Marine, Nature, Sustainable Development

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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Climate Change, Environment

Hothouse Earth: seven things you can do to stop it

Posted on 17 August 2018 by Sustainable Places

Dr Abid Mehmood Research Fellow, Cardiff University If global temperatures are allowed to rise by 2℃, we face creating a “Hothouse Earth” that would shift the planet to an irreversible state, a recent research paper warns. This has provoked a global frenzy in social, news and print media reminiscent of the planetary emergency professed by
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Biodiversity, Conservation, Nature

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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Reflections on organising a ‘sustainable’ event

Posted on 6 July 2018 by Sustainable Places

Lorena Axinte, Early Stage Researcher While planning and running the SUSPLACE spring training we tried very hard to pay attention and reduce our negative footprint. Unfortunately, being located on an island made it difficult for many participants to reach Wales without flying. Here are a few things we did manage to do, though: We made
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