Biological Diversity and Water- Event Update

Ahead of the International Day for Biological Diversity – SEAL is hosting: 

The importance of Biodiversity 

19th May 2021 – 1-p.m. 

Biological diversity is a global asset of great value to us and to future generations, however, loss of biodiversity threatens all. 

Biological Diversity resources are the foundation of our civilization. Despite many technological advances, we rely heavily on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our most fundamental needs such as food, water, medicine etc. 

However, despite increased awareness, the number of species is declining at an alarming rate. Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions. 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. 

The theme is ‘Our solutions in nature: The importance of biodiversity‘. The event will consist of presentations from three leading experts in biodiversity research.  

Dr. Monika D. Juergens – Environmental Scientist at UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology  

Chris Gerrard – Anglian Water’s Catchment and Biodiversity Manager 

Amy Pryor – Technical Director at Thames Estuary Partnership 

This will be followed by a discussion forum and a Q/A session. Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, this seminar will be held on Zoom as a free online event.Please follow this link to register: Our solutions in nature: The importance of biodiversity Tickets, Wed 19 May 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite  

For more information on Biological diversity, related upcoming events and more resources, please visit the following United Nations website for Biological Diversity: 

International Day for Biological Diversity | United Nations  

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