Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK on October 5-6th 2017

Major International Conference by Compassion in World Farming in partnership with the University of Winchester, environmental and conservation organisations.

Today, many wild animals face extinction. It’s not just climate change that’s to blame. With agriculture being the biggest driver of environmental change and habitat destruction globally, we urgently need to understand how intensive livestock farming is using up the earth’s precious resources and is responsible for massive pollution of land, water and air.

EXTINCTION AND LIVESTOCK: moving to a flourishing food system for wildlife, farm animals and us will see leading international experts exposing the harms to wildlife and biodiversity caused by intensive farming and chemical-dependent agriculture. They will outline what we need to do if we are to address the serious issues facing the long term health of the planet.

With agriculture accounting for almost half the useable land surface of the planet, the conference offers a platform for international policy-makers, civil society, industry and academics to propose ways to revolutionise global food and farming systems. The conference seeks solutions that will enable wildlife to flourish, habitats to be enriched, animal wellbeing to be enhanced and our own health improved.

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Programme and Speakers

The full programme, together with details of delegate rates, will be announced in March 2017.

Speakers already confirmed include Dr Olivier De Schutter, co-chair of IPES-Food; Dr Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food; bee expert Professor Dave Goulson, and Tony Juniper, Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.

Who should attend?

You’ll benefit from this conference if you are interested in or work in the following fields:

  • Environment: biodiversity, climate change, environmental protection, ecology, ecological economics, nature protection.
  • Wildlife: conservation, wildlife protection, rewilding, zoology.
  • Food: food systems, food production, trading and retailing, sustainable diets.
  • Agriculture and Forestry: agroecology, livestock production, rural development, farm animal welfare, land sharing/land sparing, veterinary and animal science.
  • International development: food security, sustainable development (including education and training), global trading in food products and animals.
  • Food, farming and environmental policy: Policy development, national and international regulation, investment.
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