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Decolonising Conservation & Rewilding

Join us for this seminar exploring the decolonisation of biodiversity conservation and global rewilding!

The latest event in the Sustainability Seminar Series, this event will feature presentations from a group of industry experts, as well as interactive elements and a Q&A session.

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day, this event will dive into the world of conservation, exploring its intersection with social and ecological justice, climate action, and our relationship with nature.

Speaker biographies

Jasmine Isa Qureshi

Jasmine Isa Qureshi

Jasmine Isa Qureshi (they/she), is a journalist (BBC Wildlife, Gaytimes, Metro, etc.), writer and marine / queer - biologist and ecologist, working as a researcher previously for the BBC Natural History Unit, The Mindfulness Initiative on Climate Youth Resilience, currently working with grassroots organisation WildCard on increasing engagement and support for rewilding campaigns in the UK.

As a trans, Pakistani, non-binary, and muslim woman, she has often found that her need to intertwine her identity in her work is required for authenticity and creativity to thrive. As such, she is also a Poet, an Ambassador for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, an advisor on the committee of RSPB England, and a presenter, speaker, workshop facilitator and wildlife TV Researcher.

She is also currently working on her first book!

Elena Grice

Elena Grice

Elena Grice is an activist and rewilder, working with Wild Card and Curlew Action as a campaigner, project manager and communities lead. Her work crosses the biodiversity crisis and land justice, looking at how land has concentrated into the hands of fewer and fewer people, while at the same time seeing catastrophic declines in bioabundance and biodiversity. She believes that rewilding is the answer, seeing large portions of land returned to local communities and to nature. She is also a writer and illustrator, creating work that helps connect people back to nature.


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