Time to focus on reducing beef consumption as US faces meat shortage
The US may soon start experiencing meat shortages as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 virus crisis impacting slaughterhouses, increasing the cost of meat and the likelihood of beef imports from Brazil. In Brazil beef production contributes to deforestation resulting in biodiversity loss and global greenhouse emissions. Now is an important time to reassess our […]
Supporting the long-term stewardship of privately protected areas
Thousands of rural landholders across Australia have entered into permanent conservation agreements to protect Australia’s unique flora and fauna. By turning their properties into privately protected areas (PPA), landholders are providing stewardship of our natural heritage that benefits society. But how can we as a society better support these landholders? Lab members Matthew Selinske, Mat […]
Dividing lines in conservation
As members of an interdisciplinary lab, I initially thought our views of conservation would be a little more divergent. But, after taking the Future of Conservation Survey (like a personality test for conservationists), it seems we collectively straddle the left-hand side of the Conservation and Capitalism x-axis; meaning that we view natural and social systems […]
Framing Conservation Messages
By Alex Kusmanoff Myself and a number of esteemed colleagues have recently published a paper, Framing the Private Land Conservation Conversation: Strategic framing of the benefits of conservation participation could increase landholder engagement in Environmental Science and Policy. In it we look at how the benefits of private land conservation are currently being framed.It can […]
Melbourne Conversations: Nature in our Liveable City
Check out Dr. Sarah Bekessy’s talk at Melbourne Conversations on the benefits of urban biodiversity. Sarah’s talk runs approximately 10 minutes from minute 33:25 and all of the talks are worth a listen.
Who is your conservation hero?