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Bristol’s Big Biodiversity Talk

Bristol University and Bristol Zoo talk 'Biodiversity and Conservation in a Changing World'

That the single biggest factor in habitat loss, climate change and every other problem currently facing the planet is human behaviour is not in doubt.  Our activities threaten the planet’s flora and fauna, whether it’s destroying habitats, introducing invasive species, over-harvesting resources or pollution. With 99.9 percent of all life now extinct, it is clear that over the last 2.2 million years, the reason for this loss is us. On March 9th the University of Bristol will be joining forces with Bristol Zoo Gardens for an open discussion on how to prevent further losses. Led by Georgina Mace, professor of Conservation Science and Director of the Natural Environment Research Council, the talk will discuss new strategies for global biodiversity management and targets for 2011.

Part of Bristol Zoo’s 175th birthday celebrations, this discussion is one of a programme, which aims to promote species conservation worldwide. Bristol Zoo wants to raise awareness among visitors about the impact of humans on nearby habitats. The discussion will shed light on the zoo’s breeding programmes and conservation currently in place to preserve the globe’s critically endangered species. With 16,928 species listed as highly threatened, it is clear that species are being lost at an alarming rate. We need to rise to the challenge of reducing biodiversity loss - this talk is just the start.

Cost: Free although booking is required
 
Date: March 9th 2011
 
Time: 6pm

Reception Room
Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1RJ

To find out more, go to: www.bristolzoo.org.uk

 

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