Biosecurity, Civil Society and Social Movement, Economy and Trade, Food Security, Global Challenges, Health, Transport

Invasive Species, Global Trade and Biosecurity: The case of Xylella

Numbers of alien species are rapidly increasing worldwide as a result of increased global trade. This storymap focuses on Xylella fastidiosa, which has devastated Olive trees in Southern Italy and is threatening plant health across Europe.

Africa, Europe, Italy, United Kingdom
Civil Society and Social Movement, Economy and Trade, Global Challenges, Global Infrastructure and Communication, Introduction, Land and Capital, Migration, Tourism and Culture

Narrating the Global Countryside

Five years on, 450 hours of 617 interviews and 8 participatory mapping interviews, 2 focus groups, 2 surveys of 1,235 respondents, GPS and GIS Mapping exercises of global continental coverage, the Global-Rural Project comes to an end. Here is a summary of the project’s findings in over 14 countries and 37 case study sites.

Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Global, Ireland, Italy, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Wales
Civil Society and Social Movement, Counter Globalisation Movement, Global Geography of the Internet, Global Infrastructure and Communication, Rural Civil Society and Global Connectivity

Saving the Brimmon Oak through Translocal Social Action

The Brimmon Oak is an ancient Welsh oak tree, threatened with destruction by the building of a new bypass road. The successful social media-driven campaign to save the Brimmon Oak provides an example of translocal social action in practice.

Mid Wales, Newtown, Wales