James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
A Conservation Classic: How Wolves Change Rivers
This story has been around for many years, but it’s still just as good.
I find myself repeating an abridged version quite often when I make the case for predator reintroduction to Scotland (or at least a higher rate of deer culling!). So I thought I would post it here for anyone that hasn’t seen it.
P.S. It’s worth noting that more recently there’s been a bit of debate. But overall, the process still stands, there’s just discussion on the relative influence of beavers, wolves, bears and so on.
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.
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