Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Science and Perspective: The Importance of Local Knowledge for Global Conservation

Dragonfly’s ninth Diversity Cafe on March 17, 2022, features Dr. Ancilleno Davis. Having traveled to 13 countries and territories discussing and learning about conservation methods and techniques, Dr. Ancilleno Davis found a key element that affects failure and success seems to be local involvement. Dr. Davis will discuss how diversity affects understanding and action in conservation engagement.

Dr. Ancilleno (Leno) Davis (Ph.D. from Miami’s EEEB Program in 2018) is the Senior Scientist and Policy Analyst at the Bahamas National Trust; a Member of the National Environmental Health Board, Chair of the National Technical Committee on Environmental Protection and Management under the Bureau of Standards and Quality and owns the Science and Perspective Brand. His career focus is on community education and capacity building to support local autonomy in science-based environmental decision-making. Dr. Leno has taught students from 2 years to 101 years old regarding environmental issues at three universities, in 13 countries and at least 30 islands. He follows the Doer’s Code* and believes “We can each use more science, but we need more perspective.

  • “Science and Perspective: The Importance of Local Knowledge for Global Conservation”
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT
  • Note: This talk will be recorded.

This Dragonfly Diversity Cafe is part of a developing series of virtual talks focusing on international conservation, urban and rural ecology, inquiry-based education, nature connections, and other relevant topics. Our Diversity Cafes aim to elevate marginalized perspectives on diversity, equality, and inclusion-related topics in an environmental and conservation setting. The invited speakers will explore topical ideas, research, and experience in the first half of the Cafe hour. In the latter half, the Cafe will open up for discussion and audience participation to engage with the speaker(s) and their ideas.