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Sharing Stories, Sharing collections: Valuing Biodiversity in Wales

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 […]

Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

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 […]

Development, Security and the Oceans: Celebrating World Oceans Day

Development, Security and the Oceans: Celebrating World Oceans Day

Posted on 12 July 2017 by Sustainable Places

Cardiff University In celebration of World Oceans Day, the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University held a seminar with the aim of […]

Hierarchies of knowledge: Ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and cosmology of the Venda in South Africa

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 […]

Water might be the single biggest threat to the tourist industry of the Mexican Caribbean

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Edward Hind-Ozan The tagline, “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” is a bittersweet one for marine conservationists. It belongs to the second […]

ISBW12 – Securing a future for our seagrass

ISBW12 – Securing a future for our seagrass

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Sustainable Places

By Evelyn Furness, Project Seagrass Intern, Swansea University. First off, the stereotype of a conference in my head is hushed voices, fancy clothes and everything deadly serious, but throw into […]

Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

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, […]

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Research Assistant, Sustainable Places Research Institute In a world where so much is known, it’s not very often that you get to lead a research expedition to a […]

A Glimmer of Hope for Seagrass in the Wakatobi National Park?

A Glimmer of Hope for Seagrass in the Wakatobi National Park?

Posted on 29 February 2016 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Research Assistant, Sustainable Places Research Institute Back in December 2015 I spent a couple of weeks in the Wakatobi, Indonesia, initiating phase II of the Wakatobi Seagrass Program. […]

Bute Park Science Trail

Posted on 25 August 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Claire Astin, first year bioscience student at Cardiff University currently working on a CUROP (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme) placement under Sustainable Places Research Associate Dr Ria Dunkley’s supervision. […]