A million reasons to care: The biodiversity crisis in Canada

One million species around the world are at risk of extinction—many in the next few decades. British Columbia is home to more biodiversity than any other place in Canada. But from our caribou herds to southern resident killer whale pods and from our whitebark pines to Behr's Hairstreak butterflies, we're struggling to safeguard our natural heritage. Hear from world-class researchers, hosted by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Sarah Otto, as they outline the recent science and pinpoint conservation approaches that work. They’ll look at how BC and Canada can help lead the transformational change needed to preserve Earth's threatened biodiversity.

Presented by UBC Faculty of Science


Dr. Sarah Otto - Professor, UBC Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology; UBC Biodiversity Centre
Dr Cole Burton - Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry; Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
Dr. Jeannette Whitton - Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Science, Department of Botany; Director, UBC Herbarium

Recorded October 8, 2019, at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, BC.