Dr. Anthony (Tony) Charles

School of the Environment and School of Business

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3

Tel: 902.420.5732 | Fax: 902.496.8101 | E-mail: tony.charles@smu.ca



Home (Main WebPage)





Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods

CCRN Communities Conservation Livelihoods

Anthony Charles describes how, around the world, local communities engage in environmental conservation and resource stewardship, supporting local economies and sustainable livelihoods. A particular emphasis is placed on the work of the Community Conservation Research Network, in countries such as Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and more. .


Click the following link to watch the video: https://vimeo.com/258998434


See CCRN documentaries "Sustainable Futures - Communities in Action" and "Coastal Communities... At the Ready", as well as several short videos and whiteboard animations.

Environment & Economy


Anthony Charles describes how the economy is strongly linked to the environment, giving examples at a provincial (Nova Scotia), national (Canada) and international level. This includes discussion of moves to shift toward a 'green economy' locally and nationally, as well as efforts to link environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods around the world. 


Click the following link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/c4XM6Cu_C_Q


Earth Day 2016: Nova Scotia's Future is a Green Economy


In this presentation, "Nova Scotia's Future is a Green Economy", Anthony Charles describes the ingredients of a green economy for Nova Scotia, the progress made so far, and the actions and policies needed to move further along this important path.


Click the following link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/aqGnti7__GA


Fish and Fishing Forever


Anthony Charles discusses the importance of fish in the ocean, fishing as a livelihood, and the sustainability of both fish and fishing. He focuses in particular on the Atlantic coast of Canada, and provides a first-hand account of the disastrous collapse of the cod fishery in the early 1990s. This leads to assessing the ingredients of sustainability and how well we are moving in that direction.


Click the following link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/-UDTPvUnKpQ