Conservation in China: unique challenges or global lessons?
13 Dec 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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Biological resources in China are among the richest globally, including at least one-tenth of the world's species. At 9.6 million square kilometres (nearly 40 times the size of the UK), the country comprises a vast range of habitats, including glaciers, coral reefs, deserts and tropical rainforests. However, China's rapid industrialization, economic development and enormous human population has taken an inevitable toll: the IUCN Red List includes 862 species threatened with extinction in China, with over 15% either Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild. China embodies the key conservation challenges of our time on an epic scale and the country's ability to meet conservation targets is of global significance. At this meeting we will explore the issues underpinning this crucial process. Although many of China's environmental problems are universal, there are also unique areas that must be addressed to build a future for China's biodiversity that is both sustainable and obtainable.
Bosco Chan - Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Sam Turvey - Institute of Zoology, ZSL
Helen Meredith - ZSL and DICE, University of Kent
Tony Whitten - Fauna & Flora International
Organised by Sam Turvey, Institute of Zoology and Helen Meredith, DICE, University of Kent
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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This event in the 'Communicating Science' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.45pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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