Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will launch biodiversity conservation and restoration as an institutional research theme at the university on Wednesday, 18 June 2014.
NMMU Zoology’s and director of the NMMU Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE) Prof Graham Kerley will address the research theme’s relevance and links across NMMU.
Biodiversity underpins much of ACE’s research, and the Centre has developed the expertise to address many issues in biodiversity research.
In addition, the deputy director-general of the Department of Environmental Affairs for the branch biodiversity and conservation Mr Fundisile Mketeni will address the rhino crisis in his talk. Furthermore a discussion on rhino as a metaphor and the need to engage all disciplines in the institutional research theme will be chaired by NMMU Research Associate and IUCN African Rhino Specialist Dr Malcolm Knight.
The launch will take place at the NMMU South Campus Auditorium at 15:00 and is open to the public. To RSVP and for enquiries contact Tiffany Thwaits at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 041-5042316.
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