Thursday, 25 January 2018

Professoriate Lecture: January

Join us for the second public lecture in the 2017-18 series.

January's talk is from Prof Stuart Marsden, Professor of Conservation Ecology

Impacts of the global trade in wildlife

The huge global trade in wildlife and wildlife products is of greater concern to conservationists now than ever before. I will introduce the scale and breadth of the industry and the diversity of species brought to edge of extinction by our demand for pets, meat, medicines, horns, feathers, and furs. I will discuss the main issues surrounding trade in wildlife and also our perceptions of what is right and wrong, and sustainable or ruinous. The talk will draw on our ecological work on parrots and other tropical species and will finish with an introduction to our current work on the seemingly insatiable demand for cagebirds in Asia. 

Refreshments will be available from 17:30 with the talk starting at 18:00. This will last around 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session and a drinks reception. Please email if you have any questions.

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