Biodiversity Events

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Transboundary Environmental Security in the Mekong River Basin

December 06, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Existing, planned and under construction dams in the Mekong River Basin look like domino game. Dams are but one major pressure on ecosystems in the basin, where resource provision and water management are increasing and projected to worsen over the next several decades. Many of these issues cross state borders and the data are clear: state unilateralism cannot solve transboundary problems.
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The World at 7 Billion: Building a Sustainable Future

December 05, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Jack Goldstone (George Mason University) is joined by Suzanne Ehlers (Population Action International) and Matthew Erdman (USAID) to discuss the implications of seven billion people and counting for the environment in the final 2012 installment of the joint Wilson Center-George Mason University Managing the Planet series.

Managing Mountains for Ecological Services and Environmental Security

October 17, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Wednesday, October 17, join us for another installment of "Managing our Planet" series.
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Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

October 09, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
“When I embarked on this series, I approached it as an environmental reporter: What does a growing number of us and growing consumption mean for our planet?” said Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Weiss at the Wilson Center on October 9. Weiss, along with photographer Rick Loomis, recently completed a five-part series and multimedia presentation on global population that was the culmination of a year of research and travel through more than six countries.

Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Experiences From Sub-Saharan Africa

September 10, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sub-Saharan Africa is a key region both for conservationists and those working for improved public health. Nine of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots are in sub-Saharan Africa, as are two of the five most important wilderness areas. This hotbed of biodiversity is also home to many of the world’s most rapidly growing populations and swelling urbanization, which is putting increased pressure on natural resources.
Peg Brady speaks about invasive species
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Uninvited Guests: Invasive Alien Species and the Threat to Ecosystems and Economies

May 08, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Experts agree that ongoing trade, habitat destruction, and climate change will exacerbate the threat posed by invasive alien species throughout Canada and the United States. The invasive species threat has immediate and long-term implications for the ecology, biodiversity, economic prosperity, human health, and national security of both countries.
Duke, Arctic

Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

March 28, 2012 // 1:45pm6:45pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference brought together policymakers, academics, students, and environmentalists to explore diverse issues related to Arctic resource and energy management from Russian, Canadian, American, and other perspectives.

Secure Land Rights and Biodiversity Protection in China

March 07, 2012 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
The premier’s prioritization of land reforms stems from the fact that as China’s urban and industrial sectors continue to grow, China is now suffering one of the worst rural-urban income gaps in the world. At least 120 million people still live under the international poverty line, with the vast majority residing in the countryside. Moreover, more than 4 million rural people every year lose their most important assets – land – due to government takings. On March 7th, Roy Prosterman and Zhu Keliang from Landesa will give a presentation based on a unique field study produced collaboratively by Landesa (formerly known as the Rural Development Institute), China Renmin University, and Michigan State University. And Megan Kram from The Nature Conservancy will discuss highlights from the book she authored: Protecting China’s Biodiversity – A Guide to Land Use, Land Tenure, and Land Protection Tools.
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Hotspots: Population Growth in Areas of High Biodiversity

February 29, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Biologists have identified 35 areas, called biodiversity hotspots, which are especially rich in endemic species but threatened by human activities. Can addressing population growth in these areas help conserve threatened species and improve community health?

Shark Loves the Amazon

February 14, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
Shark Loves the Amazon Film Screening, February 14, 2012, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, reception to follow

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