Raincoast presents Coastal Insights tomorrow on Consilience

About half a dozen scientists stand or sit around a wire strung across the forest to collect bear hair and samples in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Photo by Jeremy Koreski

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 10) at 1pm our Coastal Insights episode will focus on Consilience – Braiding Indigenous Knowledge and Academic Science.

Consilience is defined as a context in which independent lines of evidence arrive at the same conclusion. In this episode, we take a look at how blending Traditional and Ecological Indigenous Knowledge and academic science can help us understand our natural world and the potential to yield substantial conservation benefits.

Jess Housty is a citizen of the Heiltsuk Nation residing in Bella Bella, BC. She leads communications and fundraising for Qqs Projects, a community-driven charitable non-profit focused on the Great Bear Rainforest.

Chris Darimont is Raincoast’s research Chair in Applied Conservation Science and Associate Professor at the University of Victoria. He is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist who applies natural and social science tools to confront conservation problems that are both conceptually interesting and acutely applied.

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