In:conversation Episode 5 – International Year of Plant Health 

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Register your interest to join us on Feb 16th 2021 for another live webinar marking International Year of Plant Health. Plants are the source of the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat, and ultimately of all life on earth. Despite their importance, we do not pay enough attention to keeping them healthy. The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The event was intended to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, original programmes and partner events were postponed or cancelled, but EP Wales is shining a light on this important work and bringing some important discussion to the table through a Welsh lens.

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Barbara Jones: In search of the Snowdon Lily

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As part of our Upland Voices project, we meet Barbara Jones, who has dedicated her life to monitoring and protecting the elusive Snowdon Lily. Only found on the steepest, most remote rocky outlets in Snowdonia – the alpine plant grows in only six locations. Facing freezing conditions, icy fingers and bruises is just part of the territory for Barabra, who leads the charge to montitor the plants at a number of microsites in Snowdonia. Despite being retired and the restrictions of Covid-19 on progress this year, Barabra is more determined than ever to bridge the communication gap between conservation and recreation.

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Elizabeth Woodcock: A wild new way we can transform the way we manage our health – and the environment

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With well-being a major concern (and growing market trend) across the globe, we catch up with one researcher who is shining a light on the situation closer to home. Between 2015-2018, the market value of the health and wellness market in the UK  grew to 20.5bn. In Western Europe as a whole,…

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What makes me tick: Prof Iain Stewart

10 things that matter to the global speaker, UNESCO Geoscience Chair and BBC Presenter: making science documentaries, being an earth science champion and Scotland beating Wales (just once!) at the rugby. Chair of Geoscience communication – that’s not a title you hear every day. Is this what you set out…

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