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Farming of the future: alternative options for agriculture and conservation

Thursday 21 March: 6:15pm - 8:30pm

David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, CB2 3QZ

Abigail Burns works on ecosystem assessment at the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge - see She will talk on future directions for global agriculture and conservation, given increasing pressures such as population growth and climate change. She will focus on the positive side of the ever-evolving debate around conservation within agricultural landscapes, as well as some interesting technologies/solutions on the horizon.

Cambridge Natural History Society was founded in 1857 and is open to everyone interested in any aspect of Natural History - zoology, botany, ecology, entomology, palaeontology, mycology, conservation, the environment and more. Talks cover a variety of topics and there are social events, field studies - an opportunity to learn identification skills - and an annual exhibition, our Conversazione or NatHistFest. Joining the Society gives you opportunities to meet people with shared interests and access to local experts. Membership is just £6 a year (£5 by standing order, £14 for three years, £100 life membership). Join at any meeting. See for more info & links to other organisations.

NatHistFest 2019 is the 100th Conversazione! Free and open to all, it's 12-13 April 2019 in the Zoology Lab on the New Museums Site on Pembroke Street.

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free (donations welcome)