Earthwatch is pleased to announce that its second lecture, Mountain Lions and Zebras - in Conflict with Man, will take place on Thursday June 17th at the Royal Geographical Society, London.
As the human population rises and the need for farming and living spaces increases, the habitats of wild animals are being encroached upon. This lecture will focus upon two Earthwatch projects that are addressing this pressing problem.
Dr John Laundre talks about his documentation of the rapidly decreasing Mountain Lion in Mexico. Driven from their original habitat they now survive on the fringes of human land use. He will also discuss the predator - prey interaction of the threatened puma population living in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.
Learn more about the Zebras of Samburu from Professor Dan Rubenstein. Earthwatch volunteers are currently in the field helping scientists to compare how endangered Zebra's are faring both inside protected wildlife areas and on community land in Kenya's Samburu district. With approximately 2,500 Grevy's Zebra left in the wild, these conservation efforts are fundamental.
The third lecture in the Earthwatch series, Europe's Meadows and Mountain Stream - Managing Fragile Ecosystems, will take place at the same place on Thursday 2nd December. Come along and learn about the Mountain Waters of Bohemia and the Butterflies and Orchids of Spain from Zuzana Horicka and Dr John Dover.
And there is more, the Earthwatch Balloon Debate: The Call of the Wild: Reintroducing Native Species to Britain will take place on Thursday 14th October at the Natural History Museum, London. Come along and imagine the echoing sound of wolves and the sight of great buzzards in Britain once again, then cast your vote in the debate about the reintroduction of species now extinct in the UK.
All of these events are free of charge by ticket only. For more information and tickets contact the Earthwatch events office on +44 (0) 1865 311383 or email email@example.com. www.earthwatch.org/europe