Podcast | The Diversity Deficit in Conservation | Cade London

What is the diversity deficit in conservation, and how can we tackle it? In this episode, we speak to Cade London, Diversity Joint Venture Program Manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Cade is a 5th generation Hawaiian, with a passion for conservation programs both in and out of government. Cade currently serves as the U.S. Domestic Focal Point and Communication, Capacity-building, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) Government Focal Point for the Ramsar Convention.

We talk about how the diversity deficit in conservation came about, what problems it creates and why it’s so important to increase diversity in conservation.

We also discuss the Diversity Joint Venture for Careers in Conservation and their mission to “strengthen the conservation workforce by increasing diversity, equity and inclusion”, including increasing the number of women and people of colour in the conservation workforce.

Lastly explore how people like YOU can get involved and help (sharing this episode with others is a great start!)

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Links & Resources

Learn more about the Diversity Joint Venture for Careers in Conservation and their mission to strengthen the conservation workforce by increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website to learn more about their work.

Read careers advice from professional conservationists around the world in Celebrating Diversity in Conservation on our Careers Advice blog.

Watch our webinar Women in Conservation to learn more about the unique challenges that women in conservation face, including self-sabotage and imposter syndrome.

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