James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Piatra Craului
If you ever thought Europe was tame and dull, Romania is one of those places that proves you wrong. If you thought that big charismatic wildlife was the preserve of far off countries and hard to reach wild places, then I urge you to take another look at Romania. Here in Piatra Craului, a national park nestled in the Carpathians, an hours walk takes you deep into thickly forested mountains hiding a healthy population of European Lynx, Wolves and even Bears. All alive and well, in the heart of Europe.
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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.”