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Elephants crossing a tarmac road with bushland either side, one grou in front, big elephant in the lead and another group in the distance also. Blue sky. planetary health

zoopolis | valuing animal geographies to create nature-based solutions…

Animal Geography is an extension of geography and human-animal studies which looks at the complexities involved in the intertwining and reciprocal relations between humans and animals. The field has a focus on what happens where natural environments and human communities overlap. 

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Reflective Learning from a Paid Internship

Catrin Lyddon is a researcher and practitioner with a Masters of Research in the field of health from Swansea University.  Here she reflects on a paid internship at Urban Habitats.  This was made possible through funding from Welsh Government and with Swansea University with a specific focus on supporting graduates from groups who face barriers to employment. In line with Urban Habitats’ commitment to creating good work in local places the internship was paid above the level of the Real Living Wage.

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Creating health in the Afan Valley

During a four-month internship at Urban Habitats, I have gained a greater understanding of public health approaches to community wellbeing and the significant role of the built and natural environment in creating health.  In this blog I reflect on these approaches in relation to my own community in the Afan Valley which is not an urban or city location but rather a series of dispersed communities in the South Wales Valleys.  Do these approaches hold for these communities and what can be learned from these communities about creating health and wellbeing?

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