After a career in conservation spanning more than 35 years, Adrian decided to embark on a PhD on the politics of farming and the environment on Dartmoor.

CRPR PhD researcher wins BANC’s ECOS Student Article Competition 2017.

CRPR PhD researcher, Adrian Colston, was recently announced as one of the winners of BANC’s ECOS Student Article Competition 2017. 

CRPR PhD researcher, Adrian Colston, was recently announced as one of the winners of BANC’s ECOS Student Article Competition 2017. 

The British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC) was founded in 1980 to provide an independent, democratic space for the critical discussion of conservation and was the first organisation to link the conservation of nature to politics, social issues and economics, before the mainstreaming of environmental concerns. Its journal, ECOS, was created as an outlet for radical thinking and continues to provide leading edge comment on policies and debates and challenges in nature conservation.

The competition brief was to submit a thought-provoking, original essay on any aspect of nature conservation with a view to asking questions that can act as triggers for interesting, innovative thinking.

After a career in conservation spanning more than 35 years, Adrian decided to embark on a PhD on the politics of farming and the environment on Dartmoor.  His article, entitled ‘The elephant in the Uplands and the tale of two narratives’, explores the issue of atmospheric pollution in the uplands of Britain. 

Speaking after being told of the award, Adrian said:

“I am delighted to have won this award and am pleased that the negative impacts of rural air pollution and its effect on the environment has been given more publicity.”

You can read his article on the British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC) website.

 

Date: 16 October 2017

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