I'm really looking forward to this talk next week at UVic. Dr. Alejandro Frid is a conservation ecologist working in BC's Great Bear Rainforest. Alejandro is the science coordinator for the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA), an important partner of our lab.
In CCIRA, the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations are taking an ecosystem-based approach to manage their traditional territories, balancing the environment, local economies, and cultural and social health. Alejandro's research experience spans from conflicts between industrial development and terrestrial wildlife to the effects of overfishing on marine ecosystems. I know he's going to give a really exciting talk.
Monday, January 12, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
David Strong Building, Room C103
University of Victoria
Check out Alejandro's new book Storms and Stillness. It's a search for optimism amidst the climate change and biodiversity crises, as told by Alejandro writing letters to his young daughter. Weaving science and stories of connection to Earth, the book steers readers towards imagining their own role in preserving the vibrancy of our planet. There will be copies of the book for sale at the end of the talk.
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Conservation scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). Likes trees, mountains, chocolate, and looking under rocks. Feminist.