[birding] [Fwd: Is There a Future for the World s Iconic Wildlife?]
joel.geier at peak.org
Mon Oct 26 20:09:11 PDT 2015
Not strictly bird-related but I thought some of you might be interested
anyway -- and I suppose a few birds might get mentioned.
The last time I ran across Dr. Ripple was about 15 years ago when he
came out to our old place on the east side of E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area,
hoping to hear the calls of our wintering Trumpeter Swan flock as they
took off for the evening.
Since then, Bill has become well known (dare I say famous?) for his work
on the Yellowstone ecosystem and the role of wolves. This should be a
very interesting talk.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Peter Stoel <peterfstoel at gmail.com>
To: Carolyn Peterson <peterson.carolyn at comcast.net>
Subject: Is There a Future for the World s Iconic Wildlife?
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:10:36 -0700
Hi Auduboners and others,
The Sierra Club is presenting, Is There a Future for the World s Iconic
Wildlife? a talk by Dr. Bill Ripple, Distinguished Professor of Ecology,
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:30 PM at the Corvallis-Benton County
Library, 645 Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon. Free to the public.
Elephants, rhinoceroses, zebras, African lions, leopards, sea otters,
dingoes and more
--just as some of these iconic animals are vanishing from the earth new
research is revealing how they provide critical ecological services.
What are the biggest threats, and what can we do?
Professor Ripple, who in 2014 was awarded the University's highest
award, that of "Distinguished Professor" -- will explain how the great
issue of our day, biodiversity loss, is inseparable from climate change,
and how new research shows it is driven most directly by several things
that we can help stop now.
Come and find out about the latest research on these animals. Invite a
friend. See you there,
"The two great challenges we face are overcoming poverty
and managing climate change. If we fail on one we will fail on the
Nicholas Stern, 2009
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