Feb. 18, 2014
Conservation practices to be examined in lecture
Irus Braverman, Society for the Humanities and Atkinson Center Fellow and professor at SUNY Buffalo Law School, will deliver the Society for the Humanities and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Annual Lecture, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Guerlac Room, A.D. White House.
Drawing on interviews with more than 100 conservation and population biologists, zoo experts and wildlife managers, Braverman will speak about their perspectives on the complex interrelations between in situ and ex situ conservation.
She will examine the emerging understanding that endangered species and their habitats may need to be managed in perpetuity, and the challenges that such an understanding poses to current definitions of nature.
The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.