COP15: UN and Cambridge sign agreement to bolster conservation

09 December 2022

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity secretariat and the University of Cambridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding on day two of COP15, which recognises that the CCI Masters in Conservation Leadership course hosted by the Department of Geography plays a crucial role in conservation capacity building.

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Brett Wilson

The tulip hunter of Toktogul

09 December 2022

Brett Wilson's love of wild tulips has taken him to some of the most spectacular places in Central Asia, where he discovered a new species in Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan. His work has helped to uncover the plight of 53 tulips which have been added to the 'Red List' of threatened species.

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Collage imagining a challenging 'Active Urbanism' route applied to Sermon Lane in London

Pedestrians choose healthy obstacles over boring pavements, study finds

05 December 2022

Up to 78% of walkers would take a more challenging route featuring obstacles such as balancing beams, stepping stones and high steps, research has found. The findings suggest that providing ‘Active Landscape’ routes in urban areas could help tackle an 'inactivity pandemic' and improve health outcomes.

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