This year's lecture will be given by Allan Savory, a Zimbabwean biologist and farmer who was the 2003 winner of the Australian Banksia Environmental Foundation prize. He will argue that while livestock may contribute to climate change, they can also be an important part of the solution. He has demonstrated time and again in Africa, Australia and North and South America that, properly managed, they are essential to land restoration. With the right techniques, plant growth is lusher, the water table is higher, wildlife thrives, soil carbon increases and, surprisingly, perhaps four times as many cattle can be kept.
The lecture will take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, November 7th, at the JM Synge Lecture Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College, Dublin. Admission is 10 euros, or 5 euros for members of Feasta or the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network and the unwaged. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, (098) 25313 or (01) 661 9572 if you would like more information.