Articles & Interviews 2022

Biodiversity MAG #4 β€” Human-Elephant Conflict

πŸ”– Edito by Dr Laurent Dingli

πŸ”– Heidi Riddle, Vice-Chair, IUCN-SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group, chair of the webinar, & Dr Manori Gunawardena, Wildlife Scientist, Country Representative for Born Free Foundation UK & Technical Advisor to the Sri Lanka Delegation to the CITES, ‘HEC in Sri Lanka

πŸ”– Fidelicy Nyamukondiwa, member of the American Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association & the Law Society of Zimbabwe, founding director for Fauna and Flora Zimbabwe (FaFloZim), ‘Zimbabwe: We must be proactive

πŸ”– Dr Winnie Kiiru, Director of Government Relations at the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), elephant biologist & member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, ‘Mitigating Human Elephant Conflict: Amplifying African Voices to Enable Local Solutions

πŸ”– Andy Merk & Nani Fouad, President and Secretary General Nature & Wildlife Foundation (NWA), Andy Merk & Nani Fouad, ‘Mitigating Human-Elephant Conflict in Asia

πŸ”– Ian Redmond OBE, tropical field biologist and conservationist, ambasador for the UN Convention on Migratory Species, Founder & Chair Ape Alliance, co-founder Ecoflix & Rebalance Earth, ‘Presentation speech on mitigating HEC in Africa‘.

πŸ”– John Scanlon, CEO of the Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation, Chair of the Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime, Chair of the UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund and a Trustee for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, ‘Elephants, Biodiversity and Climate Change

πŸ”– Dr Fabio Berzaghi, senior researcher at the World Maritime University, Lead Scientist at Rebalance Earth, scientific advisor for Blue Green Future, ‘Elephants, The forest engineers

πŸ”– Dr Ralph Chami, Assistant Director, IMF. Financial Economist, Co-Founder, Blue Green World & Rebalance Earth, ‘What a living whale is worth?

πŸ”– Interview with Dr Lee White, Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and Environment of Gabon

πŸ”– Interview with Dr Emma Bush, research scientist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

πŸ”– Interview with Vivek Menon, Founder & Executive Director Wildlife Trust of India, Chair of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group

πŸ”– Interview with Upasana Ganguly, head of Elephant Corridors projects at Wildlife Trust of India

πŸ”– Interview with Benson Kanyembo, Law Enforcement Advisor at CSL Zambia

πŸ”– Interview with Julius Miyengo, Wildlife Police Officer, Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Zambia

πŸ”– Interview with Isaac Garnet Phephelu, field ranger, Malawi

πŸ”– Interview with Dr Monirul H. Khan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Zoology at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

πŸ”– Romain Gary, ‘We need friends’, by Dr Laurent Dingli

πŸ”– News from the Team

Biodiversity MAG #3 β€” Bushmeat, Wildlife TRade in DR Congo

πŸ”– Edito by Dr Laurent Dingli

πŸ”– Iris Ho, Head of Campaigns and Policy for the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), & Dr Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary General CBCGDF, ‘Introduction speech

πŸ”– Olivier Mushiete Nkole, Director General of the Congolese Institute for the Protection of Nature (Institut Congolais pour la Protection de la Nature β€” ICCN), ‘Presentation of the ICCN’s Work

πŸ”– Franck Chantereau, Founder Jack Primate Sanctuary [Jeunes Animaux ConfisquΓ©s au Katanga β€” JACK], ‘JACK Chimps Sanctuary

πŸ”– Itsaso VΓ©lez del Burgo Guinea, CEO Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Center

πŸ”– Adams Cassinga, Founder Conserv Congo

πŸ”– Interview with Dr Theodore Trefon, “Bushmeat in Central Africa’

πŸ”– Interview with Nyani Quarmyne, ‘Making Sense of the World

πŸ”– Interview with Marie-Monique Robin, investigative journalist, writer and filmmaker, ‘Making Pandemics

πŸ”– Dr Katherine Baxter, ‘Understanding Emerging Trends Towards Factory Farming and the Potential of Plant-Based Diets in Urban Kenya: A Mixed Method Research Study

πŸ”– Interview with Dr Paul Luu, agricultural engineer, Executive Secretary Intinitiative 4 Per 1000, ‘Soil health: A challenge for climate and biodiversity

πŸ”– Awairness raising campaign β€” Save Biodiversity β€” Save the Wild

Biodiversity MAG #2 β€” Food, Farming and One Health

πŸ”– Edito by Dr Laurent Dingli

πŸ”– Kayla Kuo, China Communication Director at ActASIA, ‘ACTAsia’s Compassionate Choices Network promotes Good Food

πŸ”– Philip Lymbery, CEO Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), ‘One Health, One Welfare: How Protecting People Means Protecting Animals Too

πŸ”– Jeff Zhou, China Chief Representative
Compassion in World Farming, ‘Change the current intensive farming system and build a sustainable future in China

πŸ”– Wachira Benson Kariuki, Director at Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) in charge of Policy and Public Affairs, ‘Presentation of ANAW’s Work

πŸ”– James Lomax, food systems and agriculture adviser in UNEP’s ecosystems division, ‘For a sustainable food system
The UNEP approach

πŸ”– Dr Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary General at China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development (CBCGDF), ‘Biodiversity Conservation in our Neighborhood (BCON)
A practical way to live in harmony with Nature

πŸ”– Linda Wong, Deputy Secretary General at China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development (CBCGDF), ‘To Save Soil Biodiversity, Chinese Civil Society is in Action

πŸ”– Dr Laurent Dingli, writer, historian, environmentalist, Founding President ICBT, Biodiversity MAG editor, ‘Drought and food insecurity – Brief Presentation

πŸ”– Dr Richard Munang, Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), ‘For an integrated approach to fight against
drought and food insecurity

πŸ”– Dossier: Intensive Farming & Epidemics: a Headlong Rush 1. β€” Interview with Dr Serge Morand, ecologist and evolutionary biologist, specialist in parasitic ecology, research director at the CNRS and Montpellier University) and at the Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University, Thailand

πŸ”– Dossier: Intensive Farming & Epidemics: a Headlong Rush β€” 2. Interview with Will Lowrey and Cheryl Leahy, respectively Legal Counsel & Executive Director Animal Outlook

πŸ”– Six questions to Tanya Espinoza, Public Affairs Specialist for Wildlife Services β€” US Department of Agriculture β€” Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

πŸ”– Avian Flu: A Never Ending Disaster β€” The French authorities overwhelmed by the outbreak. A L214’s investigation

Biodiversity MAG #1 β€” Renewable Energy & Biodiversity

πŸ”– Edito by Dr Laurent Dingli

πŸ”– Onshore Session – Presentation

πŸ”– FranΓ§ois Turrian, Deputy Director Birdlife Switzerland, Presentation

πŸ”– Dr Sebastian Dunnett, nature scientist and IPBES biodiversity expert with a PhD in renewable energy and biodiversity, ‘Assessing potential spatial trade-offs between renewable energy expansion and biodiversity conservation

πŸ”– Tris Allinson, Senior conservation scientist at BirdLife International, ‘Using sensitivity mapping to avoid conflict between birds and renewable energy

πŸ”– Dr Rhiannon Niven, Global Policy Coordinator at BirdLIfe International, ‘Synergies for energy infrastructure and migratory bird species conservation: the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration & innovation

πŸ”– Michael Whitby, Director Bats & Wind at Bat Conservation International, ‘The Battle Against Climate Change Includes Bat Conservation

πŸ”– Offshore SessionPresentation

πŸ”– Enora Tredan, Head of the MRE and Biodiversity Program at Ligue Pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO France), ‘How to ensure that climate mitigation, operated through the development of marine renewable energy is not done at the expense of biodiversity protection : an NGO’s perspective

πŸ”– Carla Freund, Policy Officer for Nature friendly energy transition at Naturschutz Bund Deutschland (NABU), ‘How to reconcile biodiversity and climate mitigation objectives with reference to offshore developments β€” An NGO’s perspective

πŸ”– Lamya Essemlali, President Sea Shepherd France co-director Sea Shepherd Global, ‘Winds of Wrath: Campaign to Protect Brittany’s Coast

πŸ”– Catherine Kelham, Senior Marine Conservation Planner at RSPB Scotland, ‘Nature Positive Offshore Wind