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Earthwatch Institute Spring lectures 02.02.09

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The Earthwatch Institute have announced two fascinating Spring lectures, Forests and Climate Change chaired by explorer Paul Rose, and Conserving Biodiversity in the Americas chaired by Dr George McGavin. Book early as tickets are limited

Earthwatch Lecture – Forests and Climate Change Thursday 26th March, 7.00pm-8.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Chaired by explorer Paul Rose, the speakers are Dr. Mika Peck of the University of Sussex (Climate Change, Canopies, and Wildlife in Ecuador), and Dr. Dan Bebber, Head of Climate Change Research, Earthwatch (The Footprint in the Forest).

Our forests, home to an extraordinary range of biodiversity, and arguably one of our greatest safeguards against climate change, continue to be depleted at an alarming rate. How can we set about securing their future?

Forests and Climate Change website

Earthwatch Lecture – Conserving Biodiversity in the Americas Thursday 7th May, 7.00pm-8.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Speakers: Dr. Richard Bodmer (Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology, and the Wildlife Conservation Society) & Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Sealey (University of Miami). Chaired by explorer, writer and TV presenter Dr. George McGavin.

The very fact that the Amazon and the Caribbean are such attractive locations renders them all the more vulnerable to over-exploitation. Hear how Earthwatch scientists are addressing this issue in the Peruvian Amazon and on the coasts of the Bahamas.

Conserving Biodiversity in the Americas website

Ticket only - free to students and current Earthwatch donors; otherwise a donation will be requested on the door.

For tickets and more information contact the Earth Institute Events Department on (01865) 318856, e-mail details available on their website

Peter Shield

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