James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
TEDx: Is There Hope For Conservation?
I’m really thrilled that the video for my TEDx talk is now online! It was a really fun event, with a fantastic group of people – personally my favorite talk was by Aiden Peppin on ‘foolish wisdom‘.
Please do give it a watch if you have a few minutes to spare. Optimism is something I think we are sometimes lacking in conservation, and we forget that the community has achieved so, so much! Let’s keep striving; slowly, but surely, I think we’re turning a corner.
There’s lots of other conservation themed TEDx talks worth watching, so if you want to watch more, here’s the beginnings of a list!
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James is a highly acclaimed speaker having entertained a variety of audiences with his unique perspective on conservation, combining science, personal experience and optimism. He has spoken at NGOs, schools, businesses and prestigious events including TEDx and international conferences. Talks are heavily tailored to specific events or occasions and can draw on a variety of topics, from challenging expeditions and field research to aspects of motivation and team development.
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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.
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“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.”