Wildlife Conservation: Biodiversity in a corporate landscape
14 Jun 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Biodiversity in a corporate landscape: what can we afford to destroy? - a ZSL Science and Conservation Event
Growth in the global population coupled with an increase in consumption has fuelled demand for natural resources, such as metals, agriculture and forest products. Conservationists are comfortable identifying species and ecosystems that need to be protected, but are extremely uncomfortable advising on areas that are less important for conservation and, therefore, more appropriate for conversion. Mining, forestry, oil palm and agricultural companies are increasingly turning to conservation organizations for assistance in identifying High Conservation Value areas, and to ensure that critical values are not damaged or converted during development.
Currently, there is little coherence in the conservation community’s response as conservation value is interpreted in many different ways. This meeting will explore how the conservation community can develop a more consistent approach to identifying High Conservation Value areas and better advise industry.
Charles Godfray Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Christopher Stewart Associate Director, Proforest
Kerry ten Kate Director, BBOP (Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme), Forest Trends
Kathy Willis Merton College, University of Oxford
Organised by Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, ZSL, and Kathy Willis, University of Oxford.
Please note: this event has already taken place Biodiversity in a Corporate Landscape Abstracts (80 KB)
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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