25 March 2021
In this Covid-19 world there has been a renewed interest in looking at our relationship with nature. There is much talk of a climate crisis and a biodiversity crisis but also the need for a green recovery.
This talk will explore what is the real state of nature and what underpins the significant changes we are seeing. It will also look at what needs to be done – and whether it is even possible (it is!) – and the role we all have to play in crafting a healthy planet that is good for people and nature.
Mark Wright is the Director of Science at WWF-UK where he has worked for over 15 years. He trained originally as an applied entomologist and has spent his career in a combination of conservation and development roles for the likes of VSO, Save the Children, DFID and UNEP-WCMC with many years spent overseas. He was also recently the science adviser on the Our Planet project – a major Netflix series and web platform – and the David Attenborough's film A life on our planet.
This event has been organised by the South regional committee and is a joint event with WWF-UK.
Featured image: Dr Mark Wright
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