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Elephants and Environmental Activism in Cambodia

Part of the 2021-2022 Minerva Lecture Series

  • 27 Oct 2021, 6.00pm to 27 Oct 2021, 7.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
Cambodian man with elephant in the background.
Join us for our first lecture of the 2021-2022 Minerva Series.

Join Pete Manning as he shares his work with his international partners on a project to empower young people in Cambodia to raise awareness of the urgent environmental and development challenges facing the country’s wildlife and its indigenous people.

The forty years of conflict in Cambodia have left a legacy of environmental harms, and ongoing development pressures and deforestation have seen the numbers of rare and endangered wildlife, in particular its wild elephant population, declining sharply. These challenges particularly affect Cambodia’s forest dwelling indigenous communities.

Over the course of 2020, a group of young Cambodians worked with local project partners the Bophana Centre and the Elephant Livelihood Initiative to create a series of films to raise awareness of the wider environmental challenges facing the country.

Over the course of this Minerva Lecture discover more about the inspiring work of the young people involved and view one of the films created as part of the project.

This event is free but booking is essential.

Speaker profile

Dr Pete Manning, Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath’s Department of Social and Policy Sciences and Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy. His research explores the connections between human rights, transitional justice, environmental harm and memory.

This lecture will take place online via Zoom. You can join the live online lecture from 18:00 – 19:30 on Wednesday 27 October 2021 by registering via Eventbrite. A link will be emailed to you before the event allowing you to view the lecture via Zoom - no account is required.

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