Kareiva's vision includes adopting new strategies and allies, among them embracing cities and technology and elevating a conservation model where global corporations are partners, the economic value of nature is clearly defined, and social engagement is a priority. He will also discuss how old environmental metaphors lead to misplaced purism that threatens to alienate the masses and undermine larger environmental goals.
Kareiva is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a cofounder of The National Capital Project, a pioneering partnership among The Nature Conservancy, Stanford University, and the World Wildlife Foundation to develop tools that allow routine consideration of nature's assets. His current work focuses human land-use and biodiversity, resilience in the face of global change, and marine conservation.
Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Cary Institute's auditorium, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rte. 44) in Millbrook, New York. For more information, visit www.caryinstitute.org. Space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Copies of Kareiva's new book, Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature will be available for purchase by Merritt Bookstore.
Source: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies