5 February 2015

Indigenous People and the Amazon Forest

William Milliken from Kew Gardens looks at indigenous peoples’ changing relationship with the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon through time and the implications for the future.

Indigenous peoples have been basing their livelihoods on the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon for over a thousand years.  Changes in population, technology and external pressure on land resources have all played major roles in shaping their lives and the forest in which they live.

Drawing on his personal experience among Amazonian indigenous societies, case studies, historical records and accounts, William Milliken explores the changing nature of this relationship and its implications for the future.

Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

Other lectures in the series

Please note, the lecture takes place at Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol NOT Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Parking can be difficult so please allow an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time. Access on foot is via the Royal Fort entrance, along the path and to the left. Also, there is no need for you to print out your ticket.