"Is prevention better than cure in conservation?" by Dr Hugh Possingham

Past Event

08 May 2014, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre

Speaker: Dr Hugh Possingham, Professor of Ecology, University of Queensland/Chair of Conservation Decisions, Imperial College London

This seminar will be followed by drinks, all welcome.

All welcome. To book a place, please visit https://bookwhen.com/octf

About the Speaker

Aside from his day job, Hugh has a variety of broader public roles advising policy makers and managers by sitting on 9 committees and boards outside the University including: The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists (founding member), Founding Editor of Conservation Letters (an international scientific journal), Council of the Australian Academy of Science (recently stepped down), and several Environmental NGO scientific advisory committees. He and Dr Barry Traill wrote “The Brigalow Declaration”, used by Premier Beattie to stop land clearing in Queensland thereby securing at least 2 billion tonnes of CO2 and saving an area the size of Portugal from conversion into farmland. However with a new Queensland government this success is under threat.