Projects

WERS data and urban conservation

Using data collected and services provided by Wildlife Emergency Response Services to inform and improve urban planning and conservation. Wildlife Emergency Response Services (WERS) provide a vital service to the community: that of assessing, rescuing and rehabilitating tens of thousands of wildlife interacting with humans in urban environments every year. This data is typically underutilised…

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What is progress for animals?

Investigating how we might understand, describe and measure ‘progress for animals’. This project aims to identify progress measures for Animals through a critical examination of current societal progress indices and interviews with Animal experts and workers in the field of Animal protection and ethics. Over the last couple of decades there has been a global…

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XR communications in marine conservation

Testing whether XR experiences help connect people to inaccessible nature, and the impact on understanding and conservation value. Temperate Marine Parks (MPAs) in South-east Australia are difficult to access meaning many people have limited knowledge of these environments and their conservation value. This project creates an integrated package of communication/education experiences showcasing the beauty and…

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Compassionate Conservation Practice

Working to understand and describe the practical application of a compassionate conservation approach. Compassionate conservation provides an alternative approach to conservation that recognises our moral obligations towards individual animals. Compassionate conservation requires new approaches to conservation practice that rejects anthropocentric instrumentalism of other animals. Adam works to, (1) determine appropriate practices within a compassionate conservation…

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Urban bees, entangled futures

Exploring the relationships and entanglements between people, bees and plants in the Australian urban environment. Over the last 10 years, there has been an increased awareness about the importance of bees worldwide. Bees and other pollinators are vital for food production in many crops, and also play a key role in the reproductive life cycle…

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