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Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee works closely with Indigenous Gwich’in and Iñupiat community members and environmental organizations to protect significant biological nurseries in Arctic Alaska. Author of "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land" (Mountaineers Books, 2003), and editor of "Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point" (Seven Stories Press, 2013), Subhankar is currently completing two books: coeditor (with T.J. Demos and Emily Eliza Scott) of "Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change" (Routledge, Spring 2021), and coauthor (with Ananda Banerjee) of "Biological Annihilation" (Seven Stories Press, Spring 2022). Subhankar serves as the founding Director of the Species in Peril project at UNM.

Articles by this author

 

Kunming Declaration Sets Path Toward a More Just Global Biodiversity Framework

Human rights defenders have urged for a rights-based approach to conservation that would protect and honor the stewardship of biodiversity routinely practiced by the Indigenous and other "ecosystem peoples" in the global South and around the world.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


The United States Must Rejoin the Global Biodiversity Conservation Community

In recent decades, the U.S. federal government, growing more and more isolationist, has abandoned its role in global conservation of biodiversity.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


A More Just Biodiversity Framework Must Build Better Bridge Between the Global North and South

What makes biodiversity conservation so beautiful is that it is a pluriverse—so many ideas, so many practices, and so many forms of human-nonhuman kinship that exist around the world.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Biden on Biodiversity: The Silence and the Promise

This silence is disheartening because the biodiversity crisis is just as significant, just as expansive, just as severe, and just as consequential as the climate crisis.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Protecting Indigenous Languages Is Protecting Biodiversity

With Indigenous languages, we can turn from a narrative of apocalypse—toward multispecies kinship, care, stewardship, protection, and love for the living Earth.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection

Our nonhuman relatives need us and, we need them.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


Arctic Refuge Protectors: An Open Letter from Teachers and Scholars

Fossil fuel development in the Coastal Plain would devastate an Arctic nursery of global significance. It would violate human rights, jeopardize food security, and threaten the health and safety of Indigenous communities. It would contribute to the escalating crises of climate change and biological annihilation.

Rosemary Ahtuangaruak ·


Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode

On the great vanishing happening before our eyes

Subhankar Banerjee ·

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