Illustrated Talk: Mass Extinction at Samphire Hoe
Human activity has started the sixth Mass Extinction. Join ecologist Melanie Wrigley to find out what can be done.
Another chance to hear the well received talk from this year’s SALT Festival.
There have been five mass extinctions on Earth through geological time and at each one over 75% of the species were lost. It’s not always known what caused them, but most had something to do with rapid climate change.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species states that about 38% of current species assessed are at threat. Human activity has started the sixth Mass Extinction. Join ecologist Melanie Wrigley to find out what can be done.
LEADER: Melanie Wrigley, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806 or 07880 706990).
MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
DURATION: 1 hour.