by Dr Richard Leakey FRS
Over one hundred years ago the first national parks were established in order that nature might be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of the current and future generations. Today countless protected areas for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change.
Mounting evidence suggests that the parks are in fact very vulnerable and mass extinctions may be the consequence.
This lecture is free - no ticket or advanced booking required. Doors open at 5.45pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Added by Royal Society Events on February 18, 2009