Snippets from the Biodiversity Revisited Symposium

Image: Niki Rust

On 11-13 September 2019, 70 global thought leaders, conservation researchers and practitioners gathered in Vienna, Austria, to rethink conservation problems and solutions at The Biodiversity Revisited Symposium. This convening gave space for our diverse participants to collectively interrogate what has gone wrong for conservation and how we can do things differently.

We interviewed some of the participants to share their thoughts on what they think success for biodiversity conservation would look like and how they think we can get there. They also reflected on their time being involved in Biodiversity Revisited and shared what they’ve gained from participating in the Symposium.

We will be releasing more interviews over the coming months so check back soon for more updates.

Eli Enns – Iisaak Olam Foundation


Sharachchandra Lele, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE)

John Vidal, Journalist

Laura Pereira – Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stellenbosch University

Emmanuel Nuesiri – African Leadership University

Jodi Gustafson – Independent Consultant

Banny Banerjee, Standford ChangeLabs

Noor Noor, University of Cambridge

Maria Elena Zaccagnini-Panigatti – IPBES and INTA

Unai Pascual – Basque Center for Climate Change

Jon Hutton, Luc Hoffmann Institute