Thu

Jul 18

18:30 - 19:30

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Thu

Jul 18

18:30 - 19:30

Book Wilding Online – Cull of The Wild

Thu

Jul 18

18:30 - 19:30

Available to Cost
Members Free
Non Members prices start from Free
Type of event
Virtual
Visit Event Site

About this event

Come and join us online for the next in our Climate Action North series of Book Wilding events.

We are delighted to welcome Hugh Warwick author of Cull of The Wild who will be talking about his book, telling us the story behind it and also reading from the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and environmental writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. Hugh has written for various publications, including BBC WildlifeNew Scientist and The Daily Telegraph. He is an accomplished public speaker, giving regular talks on conservation issues. His role as spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society has led to many appearances on national radio and television.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Investigating the ethical and practical challenges of one of the greatest threats to biodiversity: invasive species.

Across the world, invasive species pose a danger to ecosystems. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity ranks them as a major threat to biodiversity on par with habitat loss, climate change and pollution.

Tackling this isn’t easy, and no one knows this better than Hugh Warwick, a conservationist who loathes the idea of killing, harming or even eating animals. Yet as an ecologist, he is acutely aware of the need, at times, to kill invasive species whose presence harms the wider environment.

Hugh explores the complex history of species control, revealing the global movement of species and the impacts of their presence. Combining scientific theory with gentle humour in his signature style, he explains the issues conservationists face to control non-native animals and protect native species – including grey and red squirrels on Anglesey, ravens and tortoises in the Mojave Desert, cane toads in Australia and the smooth-billed ani on the Galapagos – and describes cases like Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos and the Burmese python pet trade.

Taking a balanced and open approach to this emotive subject, Hugh speaks to experts on all sides of the debate. How do we protect endangered native species? Which species do we prioritise? And how do we reckon with the ethics of killing anything in the name of conservation?

DRAKE THE BOOKSHOP is an independent book seller based in Stockton and are described by many as “The most magical little bookshop . . . a little piece of heaven in what can be a crazy world.” As our sponsor we are delighted to welcome Drake The Bookshop to this event and there is an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book via the link below:-

https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/book-wilding-a-series-of-seasonal-talks-with-climate-action-north

We look forward to seeing you there Book Wilders!

Climate Action North

Note: Zoom link will be sent out to attendees the day before the event takes place.