Dina is undertaking her Masters in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield with plans to pursue a PhD within the area of tropical ecology and conservation. Her interest is around the socioeconomic costs and benefits of wildlife conservation and how to halt biodiversity loss in the face of environmental pressures such as climate change and a growing population. She’s also studied at the National University of Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
This episode gave me the chance to ask Dina how we are doing in the race to recognise the intrinsic value of nature, and implement changes that support this. We discussed what stands in our way of combatting species loss and whether the UN sustainability goals are our best route to biodiversity success. We talked about the role that AI can play in monitoring the heartbeat of the planet and reducing food miles. Finally I asked her how she rates our chances of avoiding cataclysmic climate change.

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