Overpopulation, Mass Extinction and Rewilding
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“Overpopulation, Mass Extinction and Rewilding” was the topic of a presentation by the founder of the Wildlands Project Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.
Sponsors for the event included Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Davidson College’s Environmental Studies Program, Warren Wilson College's Environmental Leadership Center, Elon University’s Center for Environmental Studies, the LandTrust for Central North Carolina and the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.
Renowned wilderness conservationist Dave Foreman delivered a passionate message at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus Tuesday evening for humans to help save wild habitants and habitats.
"Earth is in an unprecedented situation ..." he told the more than 100 people who turned out for his "Overpopulation, Mass Extinction and Rewilding" presentation. "We're in the middle of a mass extinction and that mass extinction is caused by one thing -- one species -- and that's us.
"It is our overpopulation and overconsumption that is driving the takeover of the whole earth and the endangerment of species from the poles to the equator, from the bottom of the ocean to the heights of the atmosphere."