In the week of 26 September 2016, Prof. Georgina Mace will receive the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences. She will receive this prize for developing scientific criteria for the world’s most comprehensive list of threatened species and for establishing priorities for nature conservation. Moreover, she has made a major contribution to the notion that healthy ecosystems and biodiversity are natural capital that render important services to humans, which is now a central concept in the nature management debate. For more information about her work see the following lecture where she talks about:

This symposium will stand in the light of Georgina Mace receiving this prize. More specifically it will focus on the role of science in the conservation of nature, how it has changed in time and how it should change to contribute in an optimal way to sustainable conservation of nature.

For more information and registration you check out the website.