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Date
10.10.17
Start time
18:00
End time
19:45
Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo NW1 4RY


Scientists from ZSL and beyond will highlight the latest research into conserving the evolutionary history of life on Earth.


In the midst of what is considered the sixth global mass extinction, it is more important than ever to conserve the world's biodiversity.

ZSL's EDGE of Existence programme highlights and conserves one-of-a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction by safeguarding those that are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered. These species, such as the Chinese giant salamander, long-beaked echidna, shoebill and Baird's tapir, currently represent some of the longest and most threatened branches of the tree of life.

Scientists from ZSL and beyond will highlight the latest research into conserving the evolutionary history of life on Earth, and discuss how exploring the tree of life can be used effectively to guide conservation decision making. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the EDGE of Existence programme, discover how this mission is achieved in the wild from an EDGE Fellow who is leading pioneering conservation work on their local EDGE species.

Who should attend?

Open to all.

Cost

Free to attend and booking is not required.

Contact

Jennifer Howes, scientific events coordinator jennifer.howes@zsl.org; 0207 449 6227.

Further details

Visit the ZSL website for more information.

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