Learn about the impacts of poaching and wildlife markets, from their link to zoonotic disease (including COVID-19) to the consequences of the trade on rangers protecting wildlife. In this second live lesson for Earth Day you will also hear from those working on the frontlines of conservation and advocating to change national and international laws and norms of corporate conduct to protect endangered and threatened species. The live lesson will again be hosted by British conservation youth activist, Bella Lack.
The speakers are:
The best way to prepare for this live lesson is to watch The Last Animals Documentary. The film is available for streaming via GOOD DOCS. A 14-day license can be purchased either for a single household, a school or college. If you purchase a school license, you will be able to share the streaming link with up to 300 students or staff. Use discount code 20%_OFF_EARTH DAY that has been generated for this event by the educational distributor.
The Last Animals documentary contains footage of wild animals in distress and dead animals. The documentary is rated 12 in the United Kingdom, meaning it is not suitable for children under the age of 12 without parental supervision.
You can research more about the speakers using the speaker bio doc attached to this live lesson.
1. Introduction (10 mins)
The live lesson will start with an introduction by the host, Bella Lack, who will explain the format of the live lesson, online house-keeping and then each of the panellists will introduce themselves.
2. The illegal wildlife trade (10 mins)
Bella will then ask each of the panellists to describe briefly the impact of illegal wildlife markets, the links to zoonotic diseases and the impact of the global trade on communities.
3. Q&A Session (15 mins)
Bella will then direct questions that have been submitted in advance and also those submitted live to the panel.
4. What can we all do? (5 mins)
Each member of the panel will share a way that we can all make a difference.
Conservation Youth Advocate
Co-founder and Chairperson of Forest, Nature, and Environment Aceh Foundation
Humane Society International
Project Coordinator in the Sabeti Lab, Broad Institute of MIT/Harvard
Managing Director of the Thin Green Line Foundation, and former President of the International Rangers Federation
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