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Terry Sunderland speaks at a webinar on ‘Climate Change: How Nature Based Solutions Restore Balance’

Terry Sunderland speaks at a webinar on ‘Climate Change: How Nature Based Solutions Restore Balance’

Terry spoke at a recent webinar on nature based solutions to address climate change on 29th July, 2021. The other two panelists  were Drew Bondar from Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust and Larry McDermott from Plenty Canada. They discussed different approaches and research on restoring landscapes integrating food and forests sustainably. Terry highlighted the important […]

Terry Sunderland speaks at a pre-summit of the UN Food Systems Summit on ‘Tomorrow’s food systems need forests and trees’

Terry Sunderland speaks at a pre-summit of the UN Food Systems Summit on ‘Tomorrow’s food systems need forests and trees’

Terry Sunderland recently took part at a pre-summit of the UN Food Systems Summit on ‘Tomorrow’s food systems need forests and trees’. This panel discussion highlighted some of the evidence for how forests and trees provide healthy foods directly and indirectly. The three speakers from Asia, Latin America, and Africa also showcased three tree-based interventions […]

Guest Lecture Series 2021: Graden Froese shares his collaborative work on community-based bushmeat hunting management in Gabon

Guest Lecture Series 2021: Graden Froese shares his collaborative work on community-based bushmeat hunting management in Gabon

We had the pleasure to host another guest speaker, Graden Froese, who is a PhD student at Duke University. Graden talked to us about his PhD work at Northeastern Gabon working in collaboration with the local communities on community-based bushmeat hunting management. He studies the social-ecological functioning and effectiveness of village-level participatory bushmeat hunting management […]

New article by Terry Sunderland on Bamboo and Rattan Update

New article by Terry Sunderland on Bamboo and Rattan Update

A new article titled ‘Out of Africa‘ by Terry Sunderland has been published on ‘Bamboo and Rattan Update‘. Bamboo and Rattan Update is a magazine published by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) that is dedicated to sharing the latest high-quality research and news about the bamboo and rattan sector. In his article, Terry discusses how […]

New article on ‘Conservation and the right to food’ by Winy Vasquez and Terry Sunderland

New article on ‘Conservation and the right to food’ by Winy Vasquez and Terry Sunderland

  While the importance of protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services cannot be understated, how protected areas are imposed and managed should be revisited and reworked to break away from a legacy of “fortress conservation” that can lead to displacement, infringement of rights, loss of access and other negative social impacts. In contrast to the Western […]

Guest Lecture Series 2021:  Jacqui Sunderland-Groves shares her Great Ape experiences

Guest Lecture Series 2021: Jacqui Sunderland-Groves shares her Great Ape experiences

We had the pleasure to host another guest speaker, Jacqui Sunderland-Groves, who is a guest lecturer in Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism at University of British Columbia. She has worked in West-Central Africa and Asia since 1995, specializing in great ape ecology and conservation related research, reintroduction and management of complex conservation programs. […]

Welcome Maya to Sunderland lab

Welcome Maya to Sunderland lab

A warm welcome to Maya Motyka!  She has joined Sunderland lab as a research assistant for summer 2021. Maya’s background in wildlife rehabilitation has inspired her current interest in conservation and resource management & how it intersects with local communities and livelihoods.

Guest Lecture Series 2021: Cristina Baldauf shares her experiences and perspectives on participatory biodiversity conservation

Guest Lecture Series 2021: Cristina Baldauf shares her experiences and perspectives on participatory biodiversity conservation

  We had the pleasure to host another guest speaker, Cristina Baldauf, who is a Professor at the  Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido, Brazil. She leads the Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Laboratory in the University. Her research explores the relationship between traditional/local livelihoods and conservation using interdisciplinary approaches. She has an extensive experience in projects related […]

Abimbola Ilemobayo featured on the UBC Graduate school website

Abimbola Ilemobayo featured on the UBC Graduate school website

Abimbola was recently featured on the UBC Graduate school website where she reflected on her motivation behind pursuing a graduate degree at UBC and the journey so far. Read the full story here. Abimbola is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and her research focuses on the impacts of oil pollution on forest ecosystems in the Niger […]

Terry Sunderland spoke to CBC on timber thefts on Vancouver Island

Terry Sunderland spoke to CBC on timber thefts on Vancouver Island

Terry recently spoke to CBC on an interview about the possible factors behind tree poaching on Vancouver island.  Since January, approximately 100 trees have been taken from the North Cowichan Municipal Forest Reserve that lies 70 kilometres north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.  Terry said he believes rising prices are the main driver for timber theft, […]