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Tim Flannery: Public Lecture on Conservation and Reconciliation

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre Professors Walk, University of Melbourne Melbourne, 3010 Australia (map)
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"I first visited the Kwaio in 1987, at the invitation of the son of a survivor of the massacre days. I surveyed the mammal fauna, and described several previously unknown, and endangered species. In 2015 I renewed acquaintances and began working with the Kwaio on a community conservation project aimed at preserving the most endangered fauna. By early 2018 I had been informed that those participating in the project were no longer safe, and that if conservation work was to continue, a 'reconciliation' between the Europeans and Kwaio was needed. This is the story of that reconciliation, which occurred early July 2018, and of the impact of the Kwaio community conservation projects." - Tim Flannery

The University of Melbourne is hosting a free public lecture by Tim Flannery, who will be reflecting on his time spent in the Solomon Islands. Tim brings a personal perspective to Australia's complex relationship with our Pacific neighbours, having frequented the area for the past 30 years. Tim will touch on the lessons that we can learn from their resilience and sustainable environmental management practices.

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Earlier Event: 16 September
Sustainable House Day