Rhino

Exploring gender in conservation

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.


Fleur Nash

Department of Geography

Fleur Nash

“For me, when I think of animals, I can’t separate them from humans. That is why I am researching conservation and how humans, in the form of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), work within local contexts.

My research focuses in Laikipia County, in Central Kenya, which is host to endangered species such as the black rhino. I am interested in how an INGO works with the different local actors at play within Laikipia, from the black rhino to local politicians, to understand whose voices are heard, humans and animals, when making decisions about conservation.”

You can hear Fleur Nash talk about her research on our YouTube channel in Celebrating Women in Science and Conservation. Skip to 26.45 minutes for Fleur’s talk.

Click the links to find out more about this research from the Conservation Research Institute and other Economic and Social Research Council projects.


An equal world is an enabled world.
#IWD2020  #EachforEqual

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