Monday, 27 April 2009

Climate change and extinction

Tonight at the Royal Society, Dr Richard Leakey, Chairman for Transparency International Kenya, Chairman of WildlifeDirect and Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University in the USA will be giving a public lecture on climate change and extinction. The lecture is free to attend and can also be watched live online (see links below).

Lecture Summary:
Over one hundred years ago the first national parks were established in order that nature might be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of the current and future generations. Today countless protected areas' for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection' strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change.

Mounting evidence suggests that the parks are in fact very vulnerable and mass extinctions may be the consequence.

This lecture is free - no ticket or advanced booking required. Doors open at 5.45pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Lecture starts 6.30pm.

This lecture will be webcast LIVE at and available to view on demand within 48 hours of delivery.

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace

More info: Royal Society website

1 comment:

  1. Very cool thanks for the link, I'll check out the view on demand.