[Coral-List] Free Earthwatch lecture in London, May 14th

Debbie Winton dwinton at earthwatch.org.uk
Thu Apr 16 02:18:03 EDT 2015


When: Thursday, May 14, 7pm (bar opens 6pm)
Where: Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR
Cost: Free - £5 Suggested Voluntary Contribution

We're bringing together some of the most innovative scientists of our time, to present the latest in scientific research and conservation practice in the fight to save our tropical coastal ecosystems. Professor Mark Huxham from Napier University and Professor David Smith are among the speakers.

Tropical coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds, are some of the most biodiverse in the world and have essential economic and cultural functions. Yet, threatened by overexploitation and climate change, a loss in marine biodiversity would have profound implications on ecosystem function and human well-being. It would impact the ability of communities to be resilient in response to a changing climate. Hear how Earthwatch scientists are working together with local communities and marine stakeholders, to counter the threats, and build sustainable solutions for the long-term benefit of people and nature.

Sign-up for your free event ticket today here http://eu.earthwatch.org/events/2015/03/23/turning-the-tide-coastal-communities-and-conservation

Can't make the event? You can follow a live video feed of the event at the same address as above. There's no need to register, just click the link just before 7pm and join in.

Earthwatch Institute: Bringing science to life.
The Earthwatch lecture series is kindly supported by The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa

Debbie Winton
Oman and Middle East Programme Manager

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