James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Adolfo
Without the help and support of local field guides, our work in the Amazon simply could not have happened. This is Adolfo, aged 64, he comes from a village on the edge of the Pacaya-Samiria reserve, I’m not sure its name, but I’m told it’s around eight hours by dugout canoe. Adolfo and the other guides were invaluable, leading our surveys out on to the water or into the forest. They taught us about the tree spirits and medicinal plants, showed us game trails and shared with us the secrets of life in the Amazon.
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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.
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