James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo #2: The Acacia
The Acacia is perhaps one of the most iconic of African trees, standing tall and proud. The top heavy shape is characteristic of browsing by giraffe, who can reach up into the lower leaves. This one stands just a few meters from where I’m staying on the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve, South Africa.
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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.
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”
City of London Freemen's
“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.”