Yesterday we hosted the final event for our 5-year European Research Council-funded project Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation. And … More
Author: Simon Hoyte
Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation final event – join us!
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to an event that the Extreme Citizen Science research group is … More
Decolonising paradise: The International Society of Ethnobiology conference in Kingston, Jamaica
I’ve just returned from the Society for Economic Botany & International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) conference at the University of … More
Decolonising protected areas: Sapelli in eastern Cameroon
Whilst being initially hesitant to work in this controversial and problematic context, I decided that this was an opportunity to initiate change, whereby the voices and values of the Baka could be taken seriously
Is Sapelli just a tool?
In a recent interview I conducted with the director of an international NGO here in Cameroon who is familiar with … More
“We are weeping with our knowledge of the forest”
I have been living with the Baka, one of Central Africa’s hunter-gatherer groups, for the last 5 months. As an … More
Electric Guitars and Environmental Justice
It’s not an easy ride from Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, to Gbiné. A six hour bus to Bertoua, followed … More
Are poachers really the bad guys?
The word poacher is a horrible word. It carries with it images of slain rhinos, piles of ivory, … More
Reuniting people and maps: Participative Mapping 2017 at Cal Poly
Maps have changed the world. If you’ve visited Madrid’s Naval Museum, you will have seen a map drawn by an … More
Ready, Set, Report! Five forest communities are showcasing a new style of conservation
We’re often told that we shouldn’t trust first impressions. In the case of Baka forest hunter-gatherer communities in Cameroon, … More