Dr Caroline Ward

When?
Monday, November 26 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

75 George Street,
York,
YO1 9PT

Who?
Dr Caroline Ward

What's the talk about?

Conservation can be magical. Literally. And this complicates things. That is why protesters in Iceland will blockade road building projects which threaten the habitat of the endemic Icelandic elf. And why in some parts of Ethiopia people will protect Hyenas because they eat evil spirits. And why Caribbean owls are endangered because people persecute them because they are witches. We explore how beliefs in magic can endanger but also protect species, with important real world impacts. We show how this produces complex ethical and practical dilemmas for conservation, and talk about solutions.