James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
A Bird’s Eye View of Northern Tanzania
Earlier in the year, we spent a month or so driving across Tanzania. We were looking (largely unsuccessfully!) for vultures – but that’s a story for another time. Along the way, we had a friend join us to film a little part of our journey.
With a few gadgets and a little bit of wizardry he was able to put together some incredible footage that really captures, for us, the best parts of Tanzania. If you’ve ever wondered what a couple of decent cameras and a small drone can do for conservation, then perhaps this is a good start. Perhaps by showing folks the beauty of the natural world, they’ll be encouraged to experience it themselves and therefore want to conserve it too?
Certainly, not everyone agrees, but Tanzania is taking a pretty bold approach to monetizing (and cashing in!) on it’s natural heritage, it’s worth supporting.
James is a highly acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes, lectures and debates to a wide range of audiences including students, the public, conservation practioners and scientists. Rather than further polarizing already divisive conservation topics, James aims to explain the complexity and nuance of conservation. What we choose to do over the next five decades, will profoundly influence the diversity of life on eath for the next 5 million years. It’s never been a more important, or more exciting time to be a conservationist.
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”