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LNHG Talk – Tuesday 10th March 2020 :

A Brief History of Nature: Overcoming
extinction with 70,000 years of hindsight

with Martyn Murray; biologist, conservationist and author

Seil Community Hall, 7.45 pm,
Admission free to LNHG members; £2.00 for non-members.

The Sixth Mass Extinction of species is being driven by an imbalance between what people take from nature and what the Earth can provide. 70,000 years ago, our ancestors faced the same problem: they exterminated half the large animals, but then settled as hunter-gatherers to coexist with nature. We can learn from them to devise new approaches to conservation. As Nuffield Research Fellow at Cambridge, Martyn has worked with wildlife as a scientist and conservationist, living in African savannas, Central Asian plains and SE Asian rainforests. Now resident on Lismore, he is completing a book on the Sixth Extinction.

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LNHG Field Trip – Saturday 21st March 2020

Sustrans Cycle Track at Ledaig

To bring: Packed lunch, hot drink, clothing for all weathers, stout waterproof footwear, camera, binoculars, hand lens, GPS, ID books, notebook, insect repellent (all optional). Please car-share as much as possible. Lifts available from various places, please ask or offer. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Carl