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Ready, Set, Report! Five forest communities are showcasing a new style of conservation

  We’re often told that we shouldn’t trust first impressions. In the case of Baka forest hunter-gatherer communities in Cameroon, this applies more than ever. Whilst possessing intricate ecological knowledge about their rainforest, built up over a significant chunk of human evolutionary history, they may not be the first people you would turn to when … Continue reading

Learning DIY glow-worm making

“Learning by teaching”, a reflection on running a DIY Arduino glow-worm-making workshop. Continue reading

Forest People, Forest Elephants, and Forest Citizen Science in Cameroon

Since its initial development, Sapelli has been closely interlinked with conservation aims, ranging from resource monitoring in the Congo and CAR to surveillance groups in Brazil. Partnering with indigenous and local communities (ILCs) enables Sapelli to bring traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to the forefront of conservation efforts, empowering marginalised communities in the process. I’m new to ExCiteS, … Continue reading

Community Monitoring: great debates and local actions

I have just attended the International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources that occurred between September 22-26, in Manaus – Brazil, and was organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). The Seminar aimed at promoting and strengthening participatory monitoring as a key … Continue reading

ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment

The end of last week saw the decennial gathering of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, with a host of plenaries, panels, films and events loosely themed around the legacy that the Scottish Enlightenment has had on the discipline. I wasn’t presenting at the conference myself, but was given the opportunity … Continue reading

Touch|Play|Learn: make the invisible visible!

Touch|Play|Learn was part of the Open House event at the Mildmay Community Centre in Islington, London (which in turn was part of the ‘Open House London 2012‘). The Open House was an opportunity to take a tour of the retrofitted community centre and gardens and learn about the science and benefits behind the energy-efficient and … Continue reading

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