Solutions for human induced extinction? – Discussion Night
If extinctions have been rule in the past, extinctions are certainly a rule today. With extinction rates possibly exceeding 100 times the baseline rates of non-human eras, as deduced by paleontologists from fossil records, we can assure ourselves that humans play a major role in today’s so called ‘6th mass extinction event’ in Earth’s history (the 5th event meaning the end of the dinosaurs - and the rise of the mammals). Is there anything we can do about this ‘unnatural’ rate of extinction? In this session we will go into potential solutions with experts from IUCN and Seashephard who will share their experiences and insights based upon their different conservation efforts on sea and land.. This session is part of the UvA honours Course ‘Extinction’ but is open for all who are interested in the topic.
Gasten : Caspar Verwer expert nature conservation IUCN, Geert Vons Artistic Director Seashepherd
O.l.v. : (evt.) Bertus Tulleners & Joris Buis (Instituut voor Interdisciplinaire Studies, UvA).