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Urban ecological restoration: the new frontier?

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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

53 Waiapu Road

Visitor Centre, second floor exhibition

Wellington, Wellington 6012

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Charles Fleming Lecture - Prof. Bruce Clarkson

For a long time in our urban centres, nature has been fighting a losing battle. Perhaps those living in residential areas had been comforted by the fact that the Department of Conservation and its predecessors have been doing their best to save our native birds from extinction on offshore islands, or more recently, mainland eco-sanctuaries. But, these endeavours on their own, are not enough to reverse the ongoing decline in native biodiversity. What if cities were seen as a solution to the problem and what needs to happen?

Professor Bruce Clarkson will make the case for both community and local council endeavours to bring indigenous nature back into cities and towns where 87% of New Zealand’s population live. Bruce explains how the new transdisciplinary approach of Urban Ecology is working on reconnecting our neighbourhoods with nature to provide multiple benefits to urban dwellers.

Professor Bruce Clarkson received the 2016 Charles Fleming Award from Royal Society Te Apārangi for working tirelessly to advance and communicate understanding of native plant ecology and vegetation pattern and process, inform conservation efforts in terrestrial, freshwater and urban environments, and support effective on-the-ground restoration practice.

PLEASE NOTE there are limited tickets available. To guarantee a seat please register via the green registration button on the top right hand corner.

Rata Cafe will be open prior to the seminar.

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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

53 Waiapu Road

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Wellington, Wellington 6012

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