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The Ethics of Species Conservation - Arnold Arboretum Lecture

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Speaker: Ronald Sandler, PhD, Chair and Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute, Northeastern University

Rapid ecological change, and climate change in particular, pose 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.

Location:
Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Time(s): 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $10 (free for Arnold Arboretum members)
Phone: 617-384-5277
Email: adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website: https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1804&DayPlannerDate=12/4/2018

Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
All information is subject to change.

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