Saving Life on Earth: A Global Safety Net to Reverse Biodiversity Loss, Stabilize the Climate, and Prevent Future Pandemics with Dr. Eric Dinerstein
- Tue, Apr 20
Run Time: 60 min.
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Since 2014, Dr. Eric Dinerstein has served as Director of the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program at RESOLVE and CEO of the WildTech@RESOLVE social impact enterprise. WildTech is producing innovative technologies by integrating AI into cryptic, low-power camera-based, near-real time alert systems to stop poaching, reduce illegal logging, and prevent human-wildlife conflict. For much of the past twenty-five years before that, he was Chief Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. Beginning in 1975, he conducted field studies of tigers and their prey and led conservation programs for large mammals, such as the greater one-horned rhinoceros and Asiatic elephant. Eric has helped create the conservation plans for many iconic places—including the Galapagos, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Himalayas, the panda mountains of China, and the northern Great Plains of Montana. He has conservation experience in many countries and has published widely on large mammal conservation. More recently, he led two publications calling for a Global Deal for Nature aimed at saving life on Earth and stabilizing the climate and another paper to operationalize it, called The Global Safety Net, both published in Science Advances. He is currently a co-author on a new paper to provide the scientific basis for a pragmatic approach to rewilding large mammal species to restore intact vertebrate assemblages globally. He is the author of several popular science books including: Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations; The Kingdom of Rarities (both Island press); The Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros (Columbia University Press) and two middle-grade novels, What Elephants Know and A Circle of Elephants (both Disney*Hyperion).