Link's Annual Debate 2019
3 December 2019
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Just a Drop: For the Love of Nature
Royal Geographical Society
For the Love of Nature, this year's Just a Drop talk at the Royal Geographical Society, will take place on 25 April and sees the welcome return of Just a Drop Ambassadors Huw and Patrick, following the success of their 2016 Just a Drop talk, Life Behind the Lens. Huw and Patrick will share their stories of the wildlife, people and environments that have inspired them across their thirty year career, including the making of upcoming Netflix series Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough and due for release in April. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Stephen Sackur, Just a Drop Patron and presenter of BBC's HARDTalk. All proceeds from the evening will go towards Just a Drop's safe water and sanitation projects. Discount code available for Link members.
The Wildlife Information Centre: Spring Conference
McSence Conference Centre
The TWIC Spring Conference is a chance for recorders to get together at the start of season, to share news and to enjoy an interesting programme of talks. This time our programme is centred around key themes in the new Midlothian Local Biodiversity Action Plan, such as pollinators, people and nature, wildlife corridors, homes for wildlife and protected sites. The conference is free to attend and includes buffet lunch, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.
Population Matters: Human population & The sixth mass extinction
The Light, Friends' House, London
There is widespread consensus among scientists and conservationists that we are in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction, and that human beings are its cause. As the world’s population grows, so does demand for food, water, land, and other resources, while carbon emissions increase with each new carbon emitter. While many scientists and conservationists acknowledge the link between human population growth and shrinking biodiversity, few mainstream conservation organisations are calling for action to address it.
Establishing a career in conservation science: a ZSL/BES early career event
Mappin Pavilion, London
This one day event, organised by the Zoological Society of London and supported by the British Ecological Society’s Conservation SIG is aimed principally at advanced PhD students and early post-docs. Topics will include: applying for an academic position, understanding funding options, working outside academia, building an online profile and disseminating research outputs.
Street-smart animals: incorporating cognitive behaviour into conservation efforts
ZSL London Zoo
14 May, 18:00 - 19:45
Human-induced urbanization, invasive species and land clearing are changing the environment at a far quicker pace than animals are able to adapt. How can animals survive such changes? Cognitive mechanisms, such as associative learning, can play a crucial role in determining how well animals cope with changing environments.
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