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Previous talks

Bicultural diversity and coexistence: A panel discussion

This International Day for Biological Diversity we delved into the concept of biocultural diversity, and how that influences the ways in which communities coexist with nature around them. Our panellists and fellows from our Coexistence Fellowship shared stories  from across the country that highlighted the deep connections between biological diversity and cultural diversity.


This panel discussion was organised by the Coexistence Fellowship Programme in partnership with the Coexistence Consortium, British Asian Trust and University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology

Coexistence In Practice

A series of online talks about how coexistence plays out in different landscapes, context and across species. 

Lessons in compassion and coexistence with crocodiles

By Simon Pooley

In this talk, Simon draws upon his research on human-crocodilian interactions in southern Africa and Gujarat, to make a case for compassion in conservation science, particularly for those who must share landscapes with potentially dangerous animals. Simon is a long-term member of the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, and a founder member of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence for whom he leads a Working Group on coexistence.

Coexistence under threat in the Salai forest of Kuno

By Asmita Kabra

The forested landscapes of central India are home to many adivasi communities, each with their own traditional systems of habitat management. In this episode of Coexistence in Practice, Asmita Kabra describes the Sahariya Adivasi community's indigenous tree tenure system, that has withstood more than a century of colonial and postcolonial impulses of territorialisation by the state, and talks about how this system is crumbling under the onslaught of a more pernicious form of fortress conservation which is currently playing out in these forests. 

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