Saving our Insects – an evening with Dave Goulson. 14 October 7.00pm

Members of MKNHS may be interested in joining this online meeting, offered by BCN Wildlife Trust. Details can be found at:
https://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2021-10-14-evening-dave-goulson-saving-our-insects

The Wildlife Trust BCN is thrilled to offer this unmissable opportunity to hear from renowned author, biologist and conservationist, Professor Dave Goulson.

In this interesting and thought-provoking talk, Dave will explain that we are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave will explain why insects are declining, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.

There will be time for you to pose questions at the end of the event.

About Dave Goulson:

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specialising in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.