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Event Invitation: Culture & Conservation with Arcus & IIED, 6th December

Join the Arcus Foundation and IIED to launch a discussion paper that explores the links between culture and conservation on Tuesday 6th December 2016, 18:15, the Garden Room, London Zoo.
Over the last few years, the Arcus Foundation has commissioned several pieces of research with the aim of identifying opportunities for strengthening the conservation and social outcomes of its programme by engaging with and being more mindful of the notion of ‘culture’ in its many forms. The following five authors will participate in a panel discussion on their chosen topic and how this relates to the interface of biodiversity protection, equality and inclusivity.

  • Chris Kidd (Forest People’s Program) – Rethinking the traditional western division between nature and culture
  • Shonil Bhagwat (Open University) – Global religions and biodiversity conservation
  • Emil Drani (Cross-cultural Foundation, Uganda) – The perceptions of conservation and culture in Uganda
  • Jet Bakels (Teylers Museum, Holland) – Intercultural dialogue in Indonesia
  • Mark Infield (Ugandan Directorate of Environmental Affairs) – Cultural Values and the management of protected areas

The panel discussion will be moderated by IIED's Dilys Roe. 

All are welcome. To confirm a seat, RSVP to Marie Stevenson by 5th December.
Please note the doors open 18:15, the panel discussion will begin at 18:30 and will be followed by light refreshments at 19:30. The Garden Room is positioned next to the Terrace Restaurant - access to the meeting rooms is from the Outer Circle, Regent’s Park.