Conservation Heroes in your City
Conservation is the act of protecting Earth’s natural resources for current and future generations. Human population growth has led to unsustainable rates of consumption of our natural resources, resulting in a loss of biodiversity. Pollution, climate change, habitat destruction and fragmentation, the introduction of invasive species, overexploitation and poaching are some of the main factors that drives biodiversity loss. All these factors are human-made.
It is essential to understand that us, humans, are part of this Earth’s diversity, and that we depend on its overall balance like all living beings. Many wildlife species perform vital roles in ecosystems. Disturbances affecting them are likely to impact through the system. This leads to the loss of important ecosystem services, which affects humankind. One recent prominent example is the decline of pollinators.
Extinction is considered a normal, a natural process. But scientists have estimated that human activity has increased this rate, being a thousand times faster. Therefore, we are now facing mass extinction of many species and the destruction of many ecosystems in an unnatural and imbalanced way.
This fast decline of biodiversity and the understanding of its present and future impacts is moving a growing number of people to take action against it. They try to find a way to conserve our existing resources and at least slow down this trend.
What is happening in Berlin to preserve a healthy future Earth?
Join us in this engaging wild webinar and learn about the work done at two major institutions in the field of nature conservation that are based in Berlin!
PUBLIC LECTURE AND PANEL DISCUSSION VIA LIVESTREAM. FOLLOWED BY A Q&A SESSION.
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