We share a neighbourhood with the folks at Current Conservation. We are long-time subscribers to their incredible magazine and they have been stopping by every week for their dabba of coffee for over two years! As mutual fans and always in need to protect the surfaces on which we clumsily bang down our morning cups of coffee, we figured this collab makes more sense than most other things!
WHY READ MORE?
It is our resolution in the next decade to read more and from across platforms and media that we might not usually. For us, this has meant diving into the primary data and reading stories from scientists, policy makers and conservationists directly…rather than only synthesised and summarised news pieces. Having built BBCC slowly and thoughtfully over the past 4 years, we believe more in collaboration today than we ever did. If we are to protect nature and those whose livelihoods and survival depend on natural resources, artists, researchers, policymakers and scientists have but no choice to start engaging meaningfully with each other. It is our commitment at BBCC HQ to read more of experiments in this sort of collaboration and we’re starting at Current Conservation.
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENT CONSERVATION
Current Conservation communicates conservation-related issues and science in an accessible manner to a wide audience. The magazine carries the latest in research concepts and news from both the natural and social science facets of conservation, encompassing ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, environmental history, anthropology and sociology, ecological economics, and related fields of research. The articles are illustrated with unique artwork, infographics and photographic images from contributors across the world. With writers and contributors from diverse disciplines, each issue carries as much variety in content. The magazine targets interested members of the general public, who can subscribe to the hard copy for a nominal fee. CC publishes one issue each quarter; all the content is also freely available online. More here
This gift box includes 6 coasters and a 250g bag of coffee of your choice. We will also enclose a small note card about reading and coffee!
#1 In the wake of increased sea surface temperatures, the coral reefs have succumbed to the coral bleaching. The reefs are complex systems, and they respond in complex ways. It will require us to grapple with that complexity before we can understand and manage them. Illustrator: Prabha Mallya
#2 Australian rivers are in crisis, with reduced flows from massive irrigation pumping and extinction of native species accelerating at a frightening pace.
Illustrator: Prabha Mallya
#3 Oil palm plantations are lucrative and are being actively encouraged by the Government across north-eastern India. ecological impacts will affect the forests in the Indian North-east, which besides supporting several endangered flora and fauna are largely managed by indigenous communities.
Illustrator: Archana Sreenivasan
#4 A massive coral in Lakshwadeep existing as an ecosystem for the turtles, wide-eyed squirrels, deep-bodied sweepers, the inevitable banded shrimps reflecting on the role of symbiosis in our lives. Illustrator: Adira Andlay
#5 Asia’s only great ape, the orangutan, is an iconic species of Southeast Asia but is, unfortunately, becoming a rare sight in the wild. Habitat loss is the biggest threat to orangutan populations and palm oil is the biggest culprit. Illustrator: Sonali Zohra
#6 Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia and the most productive and bio-diverse freshwater zone in the world. It teems with fish that nourishes Cambodia’s population making them who is the world’s largest consumers of inland fish. Illustrator: Smitha Shivswamy
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