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Lori Frater
  • Cardiff
  • United Kingdom
  • Lori

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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Environmental Lawyer/Researcher
What organisation do you work for?
Cardiff University
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Endangered species, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge
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I am an environmental lawyer specialising in international environmental governance with particular emphasis on the role of biodiversity Conventions. My current research looks at the role of international law in delivering effective local conservation impacts for migratory species. I have advised International, multinational, pan-regional and national organisations on environmental issues. I have experience in developing biodiversity targets, regional biodiversity strategies and advocating biodiversity polies to public and private stakeholders.

I previously worked as a press officer with extensive experience of liaising with the media, I was awarded a Media Fellowship from the British Science Association in 2009 and since then regularly work in radio news and assisted with the coverage of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference for BBC Radio Wales.

Lori Frater's Blog

Why Biodiversity Matters for Business

The price we pay for goods and services fails to take into account the potential impact their production and delivery has on wildlife. Much of our current industrial and agricultural practices would struggle to exist without access to and use of natural resources. However, these economic activities, such as the ploughing of fields, the construction of buildings and the production of goods and services come at the cost of natural ecosystems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) previously…


Posted on September 13, 2011 at 17:45

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