Feb 15, 2013 · 5:45 PM
I cannot recommend Marc Bekoff highly enough to you, he is an excellent speaker, author and human being.
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Getting conservation strategies right has never been more important but getting things right is not just about doing the best for the environment, it is also about treating the wild animals that live within it humanely and with compassion.
There is a growing international movement called "Compassionate Conservation" that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice, for the betterment of both. How will this work?
In this talk Emeritus Professor Marc Bekoff and Dr Daniel Ramp will discuss the compassionate conservation approach and its principles. They will then apply these principles to examine the use of recreational hunting as a conservation tool to control invasive species in New South Wales. One of the big questions this lecture will address is "Does the reported conservation gain outweigh the animal welfare cost?"