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CST awarded USF Seminar Series Award

The CST is the recipient of one of fourteen new Seminar Series Awards, awarded by the Urban Studies Foundation, which will run until the end of 2022.

Recreational hunting, conservation and livelihoods: no clear evidence trail

In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 1,400,000 km² of land spread across many countries — from Kenya to South Africa — is dedicated to “trophy” (recreational) hunting. Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.

OPPORTUNITY: PhD Bursary – Reconfiguring Energy for Social Equity

The CST seeks a PhD student interested in working on issues related to energy transitions, particularly focused on the ‘institutional work’ of aligning investments in the energy transition with social equity outcomes.

Recreational hunting’s conservation paradox

In a new article published in the journal One Earth, scientists from the University of Helsinki in Finland, Flinders University in Australia and Stellenbosch University in South Africa have reviewed more than 1,000 studies on recreational hunting. This is the first attempt to summarize the scientific literature examining the biodiversity and social effects of recreational hunting globally.

Prof Oonsie Biggs secures EMS Faculty’s first NRF A-rating

Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, the incumbent of the DST/NRF Research Chair in Social-ecological Systems and Resilience, recently received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), a first for the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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