Species conservation by technical management of habitats - the myth of a pristine nature

Freundeskreis des Botanischen Gartens of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7 pm




Seminar Room in the "Wirtschaftsgebäude" (Geb. 29.01) of the Botanical Garden



This lecture is a welcome challenge to the widely held beliefs in conventional environmental policies. Werner Kunz convincingly explains why maintaining high biodiversity in Europe depends heavily on the existence of open space and sparse ground vegetation that is neither used for intensive modern agriculture, nor eliminated by reforestation. He questions the commonly propagated opinion that nature conservation is equivalent to species protection – and shows that technical habitat design can rescue endangered species.


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