Worker European honey bees

Worker European honey bees (Apis mellifera) on honeycomb © Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Venue Cymru

Lacey Lecture - Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Location: Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB
Dave Goulson specialising in bee ecology, and author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'A Sting in the Tale', alerts us to the crisis affecting insects, the potential impact on the planet and what we can do about it. Enjoy some refreshments, discover more about the amazing work of the Wildlife Trust; and pick up gifts for Christmas from our visiting shop.

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18:30 - 21:00
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About the event

Averting the Insect Apocalypse
We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson will explain why insects are decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food. 

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Discounted tickets for ages 11-24 (£5, pre-booked via NWWT office only 01248 351 541)

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Bleddyn Williams
Contact number: 01248351541

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 290 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into fourteen languages. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014, Bee Quest in 2017, and The Garden Jungle in 2019. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. He was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, and given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation.

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