Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Environmental Science Seminar Series: Arctic conservation in the 21st century

Dan Slavic, a socio-economic advisor with Alberta Energy Regulator, presents Arctic conservation in the 21st century: Perspectives from the tundra.

Abstract

From meeting with elders and hunters in remote villages to discussing polar bear health to attending Arctic council meetings on oil spill impacts, it’s all-in-a-week’s work for those on the front-lines of Arctic environmental conservation.

Based on personal experiences, this lecture will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges for Arctic conservation within a changing climate and complex socio-political environment.