The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation

The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation

Thurs 12 Apr 2018

Time:
6.00 pm — 7.30 pm
Location:
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row
Price:
£8, Concessions £6
Age:
14+
Booking:
Book tickets at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

From parakeets to Japanese knotweed, invasive non-native species are accused of harming our ‘native' wildlife. Environmental journalist Fred Pearce challenges this widespread view and asks whether demonising these species is justified by science. In the vast majority of cases these species are model ecological citizens and some of the perceived 'problem' species may even be the crucial first step towards repairing ecological damage caused by human actions and interventions. Maybe it is time we learnt to love this 'new wild'?

Tickets available at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

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