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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 […]

Sharing Stories, Sharing Collections

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. […]

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. […]

Borneo Field Course 2015 – Rainforest without the rain!

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Professor Mike Bruford, Sustainable Places Co-director This years Biosciences Field Course to our Sustainable Places Observatory at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (1st – 17th July) took place against the […]