MAASTRICHT Search Results: “conservation”

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Innovative Conservation Policies: Lessons from the Sacred Groves in India


Sacred groves are an ancient tradition in India in which a part of the forest is offered to the local deities and protected from all human intervention. This kind of social fencing has been successful in conserving innumerable forest patches in India in pristine condition. In this presentation, Nrupaja Bhide highlights the role of local communities in conservation and the influence that informal institutions have in policy making. 

The topic is about sacred groves in India,about how these community-protected forests have thrived for so many years and how such conservation measures can be imitated in other places. 

Nrupaja chose this topic because she has been visiting a sacred grove near her city since childhood and have seen the toll that fading religious beliefs and the increasing pressure of development have taken on this beautiful forest. It is imperative that more and more people understand the important role that culture plays in determining how sustainable a community is, and to protect such practices in this fast changing world. 

She would like to showcase these rare treasures that can be found in India but also highlight the importance of individual and community level action, especially for conservation, and also to help us tackle other issues related to climate change. 


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Restoring A Salt Lake: A livelihoods approach


Urmia lake is a slat lake in Northwest Iran, near the border from Turkey. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. Due to a wide range of issues, mostly man-made, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. A national and international initiatives started to restore the lake. One of those initiatives focused on livelihoods of the communities around the lake. In this presentation, Shuan SadreGhazi tells the story of the lake and of the initiative to save it.

Shuan cares about the lake because it is near to his hometown. The problem that has happened for the lake is a typical case when climate change and human negligence lead to a wide range of social, environmental and economic problems. He is glad that some of the interventions are starting to bear fruit.



SITEWIDE Search Results: “conservation”

Game Conservation
Organization in Helmond


San Luis Obispo
Jun 13, 2008


Miami @ Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Jun 10, 2010


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Nov 20, 2010


Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Feb 12, 2011


Lake Ridge @ Occoquan Town Hall
Jun 18, 2011


Lake Ridge @ Bungalow Alehouse
Jan 21, 2012

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ The Getty Conservation Institute
Dec 09, 2014


Bardejov @ BAŠTA - kultúrno-komunitné centrum
Jun 20, 2015


Salt Lake City @ Weller Book Works
Jan 28, 2017


Kalispell @ Kalispell Brewing Company
Apr 19, 2017

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You Have Elephants Where?!

@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Andrew Stewart studied zoology at the University of St. Andrews and worked in the safari industry in Botswana before moving to Maine. He is now the director of Hope Elephants which is a rehabilitation center for two retired elephants focusing on their joint issues. Hope Elephants is also developing education programs using elephant biology and conservation outreach and collaborations to help wild and captive elephant populations.

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Spying on the Wild

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 12, 2014

Conservationist Phil Knight talks about using photography and camera traps to capture photos of elusive wildlife in nature, including bobcat, bear, elk moose. Using cameras in the wild as a type of 'Candid Camera for wildlife' also helps conservations learn by tracking animals at night, such as discovering a mule deer migration no one knew about before.

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The Rookery

@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Gordon Douglas is a performer, collaborator and curator living and working in Glasgow. He graduated from the Environmental Art department at Glasgow School of Art in 2013, and served on the Transmission committee from 2013-15. He is invested in developing social models of co-inhabitance, friendship and organisation by instigating working dynamics with various practitioners. Research partners have included artists, educators, fanfiction writers, jewellers, journalists, musicians, philosophers, and programmers amongst others.

This is a performance by Gordon Douglas and his friend Goose, a hand puppet.


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My Favorite Bs

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

A true believer in the magic of bees, Gillian Leitch seeks the hidden truths in their messages and the connective power they humbly offer the planet. 

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Okanagan Grasslands Ecology and Romance

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 09, 2017

Don Gayton presents the prairies and grasslands around the Penticton area. He explains the imo¥portance these grasslands have, ecologically and psychologically. 

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The Fine Art of Paper Conservation

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."

In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

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How everyone can save the world with one simple act

@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2017

Environmental disasters. Climate change. Toxic water. Sixth mass extinction. Health crises. Bad air. Hunger. War. Depression. Road maintenance... Michelle Kanter explains how one plant can change it all...

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Will work for wine!

@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Charlie Jackson never thought she would be photographing products in a controlled environment and loving it. She shared her journey as a freelance photographer with her own business and how being open to whatever might come next has taken her in directions she would not have imagined.

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Design for the New Decade

As we previously posted, Miami is getting ready for its biggest PechaKucha Night yet on June 10, and here's a look at the proper flyer for the event. Below, part of the press release: For the city's biggest event yet, Pecha Kucha Miami---an event for architects, designers, and innovators to meet, network and show their work in public---teams up with for the AIA National Convention exploring the conference's theme Design for the New Decade. On Thursday, June 10th from 6-8PM at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden expect a dynamic range of speakers presenting on urban planning, environmental conservation, international trends, technology application, and artistic vision. The event will bring together national and local chapters of the AIA Young Architects Forum/Emerging Professionals Group, USGBC Emerging Professionals, and Architecture for Humanity.

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How You Can Help

We here at PechaKucha HQ in Tokyo are finally coming to terms with all that's happened since Friday. We of course thank everyone who has been checking in on us with concern. The devastation that occured and that is airing on the news everywhere happened in the northern part of the country, and so here in Tokyo it's more about dealing with energy conservation, and hoping that larger aftershocks don't happen (we are still experiencing a steady stream of smaller ones). We have checked in with the organizers in Sendai (the part of Japan that was the hardest hit) and Nagano, but have yet to hear anything back. If you'd like to help, let us point you to this info page that our friends at Ultra Super New have put up instead of the regular front page to their site -- USN is the studio that built the PechaKucha site. Update: The Nagano organizer, Toyoshima-san, has posted news on Mixi (Japanese social network) that he's fine. For Sendai, our messages have been bouncing, probably due to lack of electricity (servers down). Update 2: PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand has brought this to our attention -- sales of a print by Emily Shur -- one of the many efforts to help raise funds for disaster relief. Close to half a million have been displaced due to the earthquake, and help efforts are in urgent need of funds for supplies. It should also be noted that the Japan Society is taking donations directly, with 100% going to disaster relief (no admin fees). I've posted on my personal blog a list of items that you can buy, with all proceeds going to disaster relief as well.

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PKN Raglan Vol. 4

Here then is a report for PechaKucha Night in Raglan Vol. 4 -- held at the end of November -- courtesy of organizer Rodger Gallagher (and you'll find all the presenters listed on the event page). The caption for the photo above should read: "Chit chat during beer break at Raglan PechaKucha Night Vol. 4." The intimate theatre room at the Raglan Old School Arts centre was even more intimate than usual on Saturday night for Raglan's PechaKucha Night Vol. 4. The interesting line-up of local and visiting presenters was a strong attraction. Two conservation presentations started the evening, the first with Ros Empson on the SS Rangiriri and then Rick Thorpe on the Chatham Islands Back Robin. Charlie Young gave his views on dreaming big and took the audience through the birth of the boat Wahine Moe on Raglan Harbour. Then Rodger Gallagher took the audience down the 300 year history of France's Midi Canal. Selwyn Stuart amazed everybody with his wood working skills and John Lawson covered the Raglan Panorama calendars. Meliors Simms mystified with her poetry and stitching. Jacqui Forbes covered the developed of Xtreme Waste and its recycling work in Raglan. John McNeil from Aurecon group finished the evening with an explanation of how the Papahua footbridge was designed and constructed. John said it was the most interesting project he had been involved in during his extensive bridge design career.

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Poster for PKN Bemidji Vol. 10

Bemidji will soon be celebrating its 10th PechaKucha Night (on January 19), and here's a look at the lovely poster for the event, designed by Erik Evensen (Evensen Creative). Below, more details about the event (and you'll also find the list of presenters with links on the official event page).Bemidji’s PechaKucha chapter has been up and running for over a year, and January will bring its tenth night of presentation perfection! If you haven’t attended a PechaKucha Night yet, it’s time to see what all the fuss is about. Come to the New City Ballroom (Hungry Bear) at 6:30, Thursday, January 19th to enjoy this free community event. These speakers are ready to share their stories on January 19th: Brett Cease: Voyage between the waterways of Bemidji and Ely via canoe John Eggers: Suggested Topics For Your PK Presentation Natalie Gille: Bicycle Commuting in Bemidji Ashley Phoenix: Minnesota Conservation Corps Kristi Wells-Saiger: Fishing in the Florida Keys Tammy Schotzko: I Am A Survivor Art Stoller: Dogsledding Another exciting component of Bemidji’s PKN is local art and artists. The PKN team is proud to welcome Jake Baggenstross, visual artist; Jane Carlstrom, fiber artist; Todd Geiger, nature photographer; and Terry Honstad, mixed media artist.

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Oceans of Data

  "We want to 'whale-cast', we want to predict where they're we can manage human use of the ocean to minimize impact on endangered species." Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. In "Oceans of Data" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, he discusses using data to map out plans for marine conservation.   

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Engaging Conversation through PechaKucha

[ARTICLE WRITTEN BY TANIS MACPHAIL] As most people who have held a conversation will know–it is an art form. It is challenging enough to interact with one or two people, keeping them engaged and interested in the topic at hand. With Pecha Kucha we endeavor to do this with an a theatre of people. With the lights in our eyes and the podium in front of us, we do not have to worry about interruptions or distracting facial expressions to dissuade us from making our point. We have a captive audience in the seats out there and six-minutes-forty-seconds upon which to share our story. However, a captive audience is not necessarily an attentive audience. It is our privilege as Pecha Kucha storytellers to engage the people before us. Here are a few considerations to be mindful of when crafting your contribution to our community conversation: Keep It Personal When shaping your talk and selecting your 20 images–keep it personal. A good start is looking through the images you’ve taken, or chosen to represent your story.  See if there are some gems that resonant with your story. If you do not have images that are deeply personal, this can be an opportunity to engage in creative photography! Take time to grab a camera, iPhone, iPad etc., and explore and snap images that have personal relevance for you. Please do not let your fear of technology or the lack of it stop your creative process. If you are among the many technological challenged, or stymied  creatively, reach out to the creative people around you (contact the PK committee!). When forming the content of your story, I suggest the key is speaking to what you know and are passionate about. Ideally, Pecha Kucha’s goal is to provide a platform for community conversation–as compared to Fiction Writing 101. Personal stories are always engaging and connect with audiences. Practice & Timing An important part of engaging an audience is smooth delivery. We have all experienced that moment when a performer is making an impassioned presentation, then suddenly lost their place in the story. The spell and connection is broken with the audience, and while the story is still delivered–the connection is lost with the audience. Practice, practice, practice your conversation piece out loud–can not say this enough. There is an incredible difference between the reading and writing of language, and speaking it. By familiarizing yourself intimately with the spoken rhythm and flow of your story, you will naturally deliver a smooth presentation on the night of the event! Timing your spoken content appropriately with your visual content is vital. The goal is to have a deep symbiosis between the two aspects: words reflecting images, images re-enforcing words. With this, you have twenty distinct opportunities to make a deep impactful and engaging point. The power of those opportunities are lost if one is constantly checking over their shoulder to see if the slide is matching their content. Whether you have a hand-held timer, or notes in your written material that gives you a measure of how long each slide is active will assist in a seamless, engaging presentation. Crafting your presentation in twenty-second sections is helpful: one point per slide; one paragraph per slide. Presence and Composure–and having fun! Breathe–this is one of the most important practices of speaking publicly. Practice your phrasing and learn where and when you need to breathe in delivering your piece effectively. Stay calm–I know this is hard, but staying calm keeps your mind clear and focused. We all get nervous, I guarantee this; it is natural human response when speaking. Being nervous can make us speed up our words, so be aware of this natural tendency that can detract from our storytelling. This is where practice pays off! Being familiar with the rhythm and timing of your presentation will help keep you on track while on stage. Most importantly–have fun! This shines through, especially if you are smiling. Keep an open mind and an open heart while actively engaging with your community in this wonderful way. Thanks for participating and inspiring others with your story at Pecha Kucha Wolfville!  My best, ~Tanis    


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"join the conversation" Sono aperte le iscrizioni per il prossimo PechaKucha Night di Genova che si terrà venerdì 20 Febbraio presso la Teatro La Claque in Agorà. In occasione del PechaKucha Global Night che vede coinvolte 800 città in tutto il mondo in un unica serata, Genova si unirà alla conversazione con Pechakucha Night Genova VOL1 °°° Queste le date da ricordare: DEADLINE presentazione progetti > sabato  31 gennaio 2015 Comunicazione selezionati > giovedì 5 febbraio 2015 Invio progetti selezionati > martedì 17 febbraio 2015

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PK People: Boyne, Keith, and Tania

Boyne, Keith, and Tania (and pup, 'Tropical Charlie'): PechaKucha's Organizers in sunny Townsville, Queensland. Living as architects, working as farmers, studying as scholars, and creating as poets and artists, this laid back funky bunch stays well off the beaten path, and engaged everyday with beauty, fragility, and inspiration that Coral Sea and it's treasured Great Barrier Reef brings to their shores. Keeping their hands to the dirt, irons to the fire, and spirit to the winds, they bring intention to their unique PKNs in Townsville, focusing in on preservation, conservation, and living in harmony with the landscape, and it's inhabitants. And no PKN is complete without a committee (read: community)! Big shout out to Sandy McCathie, Yoshie Kenny, Kaz Hauser and Karen Metcalfe, and don't forget Dave Sewell, pizza cook extraordinaire! Thank you all for everything you do to bring the spirit of PechaKucha to Townsville!

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 14

VOL. 14 was an amazing evening, a big thank you to all of our speakers! Leigh Turner, teacher and photographer – Rooster Rules: What’s Chinese New Year about? Mike Nicholas – Restoring a coastal wetland or “how to turn a swamp into a wetland” Katya Venter - Knitting in art and in films  Martin Potter – Small Town Dreams Dave Sewell - My Kiln Temple, Intergalactic Explorer or Dave’s Folly Ingrid Marker - Cassowary Keystone Conservation - Three words we never want to hear "I Remember When" Hywel Jones, Registered Landscape Architect – Landscape Design in the Dry Tropics Pip Earl – Pip's Silks - The Naked Nurse Brent Arena - Food for Thought