Fri, 1 May 2020
A few weeks ago, I saw a post by my friend and colleague, Emily Cunningham, about a huge project that she and her project partners just won. They developed the proposal for over 3 years and finally saw the results, over 2 million pound prize awarded to the project that would engage local communities in the Northeast of the UK with their Oceans.
I invited Emily to come on the podcast to tell us why it's important to have projects that reconnect the local community with their Oceans.
Have you connected with your coastline (lake or ocean)? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.
Seascapes Project: http://www.durhamheritagecoast.org/our-coast/seascape/
Emily's Twitter: https://twitter.com/EG_Cunningham
Emily's website: www.emilycunningham.co.uk
Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.
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Direct download: SUFB_S997_EngagingLocalCommunitiesInTheirSeascapesWithEmilyCunningham.mp3
Category:Community Conservation -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Thu, 11 October 2018
Local communities can be great examples of showing great conservation examples as they conserve their community in order for them to survive for generations. A recent example was brought to the forefront by Mongabay's Jennifer O'Mahony. The example was of a Senegalese Community that went through a transformation of the way they management their land and water resources to sustainably live as a successful community.
Of course, they are not without problems, but their story is amazing and is one that is spreading to neighbouring villages.
Check out this episode to find out the community's story. Let me know in the Facebook Group wether you think more communities should be managed in the same way, especially when it comes to enforcement.
Enjoy the Podcast!!!
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Direct download: SUFB_S593_SenegalCommunityShowingHowLocalConservationIsDoneRight.mp3
Category:Community Conservation -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT