Talk on Wildlife Conservation in Asia: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Date : 04 Jul 2017
Time : 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Location : NSS Office

Address: 510 Geylang Road, #02-05, The Sunflower, Singapore 389466

Open to the Public

Southeast Asia is home to some of the greatest concentration of biodiversity on the planet. As regional economies rapidly develop, Southeast Asia’s unique biota is imperilled by a great number of threats, particularly that of agricultural expansion and the unsustainable harvesting of wildlife. Through the extensive work of his lab group, Professor David S Wilcove's presentation will bring together invaluable insights on how palm oil monoculture, selective logging activities, and the trade in wild birds, have collectively impacted biodiversity across the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Hosted by Yong Ding Li, Professor Wilcove will assess the biodiversity crisis from its underlying science as well as economics and public policy perspectives. He will conclude by identifying areas of optimism and opportunity for the future work of conservation biologists in the region. 

Professor Wilcove is the Professor of Public Affairs and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He is also the author of two books and numerous publications and articles dealing with conservation biology, endangered species, biogeography and ornithology.

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