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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
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Hunnewell Bldg, 125 Arborway, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain

The Ethics of Species Conservation

Rapid ecological change, and climate change in particular, poses challenges to traditional conservation paradigms and strategies. It has also led some conservationists to endorse novel conservation techniques, such as assisted colonization, gene drives and even de-extinction. This talk will explore the values and philosophies that underlie species conservation under conditions of rapid change. It will ask us to think about what is valuable about species and why we ought to try to conserve them.

Ronald Sandler is the author of the following books: Environmental Ethics (2017, Oxford University Press), Food Ethics (2014, Routledge), The Ethics of Species (2012, Cambridge University Press), Ethics and Emerging Technologies (2013, Palgrave Macmillan), and Character and Environment (2007, Columbia University Press).

Free for Arboretum members and students, $10 nonmember. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

 

 

Contact Name: 

Pam Thompson

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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