What can (local) ecological knowledge tell us about mammal populations and wildlife trade in North Korea?

A40, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Wednesday 23rd November 2022 (13:00-14:00)

With Joshua Powell, Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and University College London.

Part of the Geosciences Seminar Series.

University of Nottingham geography graduate, Joshua Powell, will be discussing some of his current research with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UCL, Seoul National University and the Tiger and Leopard Conservation Fund in Korea (KTLCF), which uses local ecological knowledge (LEK)-based techniques to examine the status of mammal populations, wildlife trade and environmental change in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea. Josh will also be giving an overview of what he has been up to since Nottingham - from working with wildlife rangers in Central Asia, to studying in the USA as a Thouron Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania - and will be sharing opportunities available to current Geography undergraduate and graduate students. 

Joshua Powell is a PhD candidate at ZSL and UCL, and a visiting researcher at the Tiger and Leopard Conservation Fund in Korea, where his doctoral research focusses on the potential for transboundary conservation of large carnivores in north-east Asia, including the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) and Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). Josh is a National Geographic Explorer (2018) and one of the faces of #WWFVoices for WWF International. He graduated from Nottingham Geography in 2014. 

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