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The role of Sapelli in collecting indigenous weather/climate forecast data

THIS IS A GUEST POST BY EMMANUEL NYADZI – A PHD RESEARCHER AT WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY. The impact of climate variability and change is real in Ghana; a phenomenon affecting several sectors of the economy and ecological zones. Critical among these sectors is agriculture for which Northern Ghana is the most susceptible as it falls within the … Continue reading

Are poachers really the bad guys?

    The word poacher is a horrible word. It carries with it images of slain rhinos, piles of ivory, and smuggled AK47s. Even if it described something far more pleasant, such as a coastal walk in the summertime, it still sounds horrible.   Its phonetics are surely part of the reason. But what does … Continue reading

Reuniting people and maps: Participative Mapping 2017 at Cal Poly

Maps have changed the world. If you’ve visited Madrid’s Naval Museum, you will have seen a map drawn by an amalgamation of Christopher Columbus’ cartographers. The map includes, for the first time to Europeans, a partial outline of the Americas; the emptiness within the outline was ‘undiscovered’ no-mans land, ripe for the claiming by Europeans. … Continue reading

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

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