Climate change, urbanization and growing populations can affect the survival of bears, jaguars, hyenas, lions, tigers and other of the world’s largest carnivores.
This insight and more was presented by Joshua Ginsberg at this year’s Our Common Future lecture at FIU. Ginsberg, president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and renowned leader in conservation science, spoke about the conservation of large predators in a changing environment. Although many large carnivores have stabilized their global populations or have begun a slow process to recovery in the last few decades, both natural and human-made factors could affect their persistence.
Presented by the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society and the Donald Blechman Memorial Lecture Series, Our Common Future brings renowned researchers, scholars and intellectuals to South Florida to discuss critical environmental issues facing the world today. The annual lecture series is just one of many community events the school presents to increase community awareness and understanding and inspire action and engagement on a local, national and global scale.