We are at a crossroads in the history of the planet and humanity. Our actions change the planet in ways we have never seen before.
We are entering the sixth mass extinction of the planet's history. But this is the first time a mass extinction is caused by one single species - humanity - and not by natural processes. The last extinction hit the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Ola Jennersten is a nature conservation expert at the World Wildlife Fund WWF. He knows everything there is to know about the illegal trade in animals and the state of biodiversity in the world. In addition, he is a successful nature photographer and has for many years been a member of the board of the Biosphere Reserve Östra Vätterbranterna as representative of the World Nature Fund.
Ola Jennersten will speak, not just on the subject of threats but also about how threatened animals and plants can be protected and saved. Everyone can contribute, from governments to forest and landowners and anyone who has a piece of garden or other land.
On Sunday May 19, Jennersten will speak at Österängens Konsthall "Striped animals" - biodiversity in the world and in the Eastern Wetlands. "
The lecture is part of the project Nature takes Over, which is run by the Biosphere Reserve Eastern Vättern Brants and Österängens Konsthall with the support of Vätterhem, Ekobussen and the Swedish Public Art Agency
In connection with the lecture, we will have an mini-expo for growers, producers and projects from the biosphere reserve. Do you have a product you want to showcase and sell or an exciting project with a focus on nature, environment, ecology or biodiversity that more people should learn about? Email johanna.linder@osterangenskonsthall and book a table. Free of charge!