Wild ponies together in a field
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation (Theme Lead: Ian Convery)

The Wildlife Conservation group take a transdisciplinary action-orientated approach, drawing on natural and social sciences, to conduct research with the aim of protecting species, their habitats and ecosystems from biodiversity loss. Alongside climate change, the loss of biodiversity represents the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century, and our team are involved in a wide range of research projects, from engagement with nature (augmented reality and community conservation) through to natural capital, behavioural ecology, species reintroductions and rewilding. We are the first generation that can make informed decisions about the direction our world will take, and though our research is diverse, what unites us as a team is a passionate belief in sustaining the natural world and passing nature on to the next generation in a better condition than when we inherited it

Wildflowers in Cumbria

BooM: Transforming lives and landscapes in South Cumbria

Back on our Map (BooM)

BooM is an ambitious four-year, £2 million project which aims to re-engage communities in South Cumbria with their natural environment, by restoring the landscape and reintroducing a suite of locally threatened or extinct native species.

Funder: The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Partners: Led by the University of Cumbria in partnership with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Morecambe Bay Partnership

Further Information: Jo Sayers, BooM Project Manager, jo.sayers@cumbria.ac.uk; Professor Ian Convery, BooM academic lead, ian.convery@cumbria.ac.uk

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