James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
Conservation is Complicated – “I Bought A Rainforest”
It’s hard enough to get wildlife and conservation on TV, let alone have enough time to show just how complicated it is. Because of that, wildlife TV often frustrates me, but I absolutely loved “I Bought A Rainforest” on the BBC last year.
So I really enjoyed this interview with Charlie Hamilton James out in Peru. It’s worth watching, as he distils down some of the rewards and frustrations of conservation in the Amazon.
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.
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”